Jack Black x Adventure Film Fest
Our love of the outdoors runs deep. It’s about pure, natural beauty and the ever-present promise of adventure. It’s also about respect, and our responsibility to protect what was there long before us.
This drive to connect with the world beyond our doors is our undercurrent, and we’re stoked to be an official partner of the Cape Town Adventure Film Festival – a celebration of exactly that – with a line up of locally and internationally produced films that provoke a sense of what it means to have a deep passion for wild and off beat places. And because beer pairs perfectly with adventure, we’re bringing ice cold Jack Black beer to all of the screenings – woohoo!
Here are a few of our highlights from the line up.
A portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock – the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park – without a rope.
Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard – perfection or death. Free Solo is an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
This film was the winner of the 2019 Academy Award for “Best Documentary Feature”.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin – for National Geographic.
LESSONS FROM THE EDGE
This film captures the intricate stories within Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel’s successful 25 day 1500km epic across the Great Himalaya Trail. They traversed heavily snow-covered mountains and experienced incredibly extreme weather conditions along the way. They suffered frost-bitten fingers, serious tummy bugs, breathing difficulties and a few near-death experiences. A constant on the route, however, was the incredibly welcoming nature of the Nepalese people and their embodiment of the spirit of ‘Namaste’.
Shot by Dean Leslie and Jared Paisley from The Wandering Fever Productions for Red Bull Media House.
ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD
A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.
This film focuses on the true, untold story of one of the world’s most prolific surfers. Andy was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of the internal battles that led to his demise. The intent of the film is to show his life – unfiltered. One that was filled with energy, passion, success, and challenges.
The film features in-depth interviews with Andy’s brother Bruce Irons, his wife Lyndie Irons, Joel Parkinson, Nathan Fletcher, Sunny Garcia, and Kelly Slater. It’s not a film about surfing; this is a film about a person that lived life to its fullest at the top of his industry, but did so facing insurmountable internal challenges. This story is about everything that made Andy Irons the man he was.
Brought to you by filmmakers Steve and Todd Jones.
To have the confidence to overcome your fears, you need to be completely present in the moment. A moment of satori – a glimpse of truth, or sudden moment of awakening.
Satori Film documents a close-knit crew of surfers with a strong sense of community and mutual trust in one another. They’ve dedicated their lives to the ocean. Their shared passion is riding the huge waves of two surf breaks situated in the Southern peninsula in Cape Town – the infamous Dungeons below the sentinel mountain in Hout Bay, and Sunset Reef (1km out to sea off the small seaside village of Kommetjie). While each surfer is surfing these waves for different reasons, the film uncovers their shared connection to the raw beauty of the ocean beneath them.
If you missed the screening at our brewery, now’s your chance to catch this epic film.
A film by Richard Wall. Brought to you by Jack Black Beer and Kommetjie Surf Shop. In association with BOS Ice Tea. Winner of ‘Best Film Ocean Experience’ at Waimea Ocean Film Festival.
To read up on the other films, many of which will be screening at our brewery on the Short Film nights, check out the festival line up.
In addition to these brilliant films, the festival will be featuring three photo exhibitions.
Drakensberg on the Fly, by Ewald Sadie, is an alternative take on ascending 1400 vertical meters – a world of off-piste trails and riding – that’ll test the average man and his machine to their limits.
African Odyssey showcases the work of Alan van Gysen – one of the worlds most respected surf photographers – around surf and coastal exploration and environmentalism in remote parts of Africa.
Lessons From The Edge, by Dean Leslie, is a once-off evening of stories and images of his experience behind the lens following Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel as they set the fastest known time for the Great Himalaya Trail – a total of 1,406km in 28 days.
Drakensberg on the Fly and African Odyssey will be up in our brewery from 1 April and 8 April respectively – come and grab a bite and a beer at any point during the festival to check them out.
Jam-packed couple of days for sure! Head over to Quicket to get your tickets. There are a limited number of seats and screenings – you snooze, you lose.
We’re so looking forward to kicking back with a cold one and letting the passion for what these legends are doing wash over us. See you there!
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