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Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 September 2014 (USA)
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Peter Sarsgaard ... Narrator (voice)
Alex Honnold ... Himself
Yvon Chouinard ... Himself
Royal Robbins ... Himself
Lynn Hill Lynn Hill ... Herself
Dean Potter Dean Potter ... Himself
John Long John Long ... Himself
Jim Bridwell ... Himself
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Graham Hunt Graham Hunt ... Himself
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying amongst each other for supremacy on Yosemite's cliffs. "Valley Uprising" is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite National Park: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity -- and the laws of the land. Written by Sender Films

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Amazing does not say enough
23 October 2014 | by loren-white-141-405028See all my reviews

Maybe since I've known Royal and Liz Robbins for over 40 years, you may think I am biased. But this is unquestionably the best documentary of the Yosemite climbing experience I've ever seen. Great filming, commentary, and wonderful sense of humor through it all. The characterizations of these climbers was excellent. We learn who some of the significant climbers are, their motivations and aspirations to accomplish what no one has ever done before. Just when we think those glorious climbers of the Golden Age have done all that can be done, then along comes the Stonemasters of the 1970s and the StoneMonkeys since the late 1990's. These climbers demonstrate a unique ability to conduct a true Uprising while continuing to hold sacred the idea that we are in charge of our own destiny and that Yosemite is a diamond worth preserving. For a startup, Sender Films has set a new standard of its own. Congratulations!


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