BRAVE NEW WILD is an offbeat chronicle of America's Golden Age of rock climbing before and after the controversial ascent of the Dawn Wall in 1970. Some forty years later, Oakley Anderson-Moore, the daughter of a pioneering climber, stumbles upon her father's old hi8 tapes, and sets out to answer the question: why climb when there's nothing to gain -- and everything to lose? Wry humor and an eclectic original soundtrack punctuate the delinquent antics of the Vulgarians in the 'Gunks, the larger-than-life rivalry of Yosemite's rock gods, and the fruit tramping, freight train hopping hobodom of her dad's climbing life. This film is quintessential viewing for those who long for adventure.
Oakley Anderson-Moore - mountain-climber and documentarian - recently premiered her first feature film, 'Brave New Wild', in Los Angeles to a sold-out theater. I attended the special screening event, having only previously seen bits and pieces of the film (as a work-in-progress). BRAVE NEW WILD shared a layered and powerful story of searching for meaning in the most dangerous and uncharted of places, and the inspiring 'dirtbags' who left their mark before, during and after the golden era of climbing. And how her Father left what he knew of that world for her to rediscover in old family VHS tapes - in that way, BNW is Oakley's first assent, an artists statement left behind for future generations.
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