Weight of Water Film Screening

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  • Date
    Sunday, 07 July, 2019
  • Time
    From 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton, Edmonton South
  • Price
    $5.00
  • Address
    MEC South Edmonton Common
    1624 99 St NW
    Edmonton, AB

Join MEC for Edmonton's first screening of

The Weight of Water

Overall Winner of the

2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival

You bring your camp chairs and blankets, we'll bring the popcorn and drinks! 

Click here to watch the trailer!

Summary:

The Weight of Water is a story of a blind man balancing fear in the chaos of kayaking whitewater rapids . . . not to mention drowning, and the powerful desire to be free from a prison of darkness. He embarks, alone in his own boat, into the home of the most iconic whitewater in the world, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Erik has already overcome some stunning challenges for both sighted and blind people, including climbing Mount Everest. Whitewater kayaking is different, the water moves unpredictably, the rocks that make up that canyon walls are absolutely unforgiving, the roar cuts him off from his guide’s voice and threatens his kayak, his friends are also in equal jeopardy and fighting for their own survival. He soon discovers that all of the preparation and practice are not going to be enough. As the Grand Canyon’s crowning rapid, Lava Falls draws closer, Erik’s fear grows till it nearly paralyzes him.


This movie night will take place at MEC in South Common

after the store's regular business hours are done for the day.

Doors will open at 7pm, and the movie will start 7:30

Movie is $5, kids 16 and under are free!

*camp chairs are not essential, but they may be more comfortable than the seats we've got!