Award-Winning Documentary ‘The Dawn Wall’ Capturing Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s Inspiring Ascent Up One of the World’s Most Difficult Climbs in Movie Theaters Nationwide September 19
This One-Night Event Features an Exclusive Q&A With Caldwell as Well as a Behind-The Scenes Look at His Obstacle-Defying Journey
DENVER – August 21, 2018 – Three years ago, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face in California’s Yosemite National Park. On September 19, the SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary “The Dawn Wall” brings an up-close look at their unimaginable journey to movie theaters nationwide.
Tickets for “The Dawn Wall” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
“The Dawn Wall” is a Red Bull Media House production in association with Sender Films. Distributed by The Orchard, in partnership with Fathom Events, the epic documentary comes to nearly 500 select movie theaters on September 19 at 7 p.m. (local time), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Like the Dawn Wall climb itself, the making of the film has been a grand journey. I am excited to be able to share it with everyone in theaters this September,” said Tommy Caldwell.
Caldwell and Jorgeson lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. For Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb - it was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route before attempting the daunting climb.
“Caldwell’s story reminds us that the obstacles we face do not have to define us,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “We’re excited to bring audiences, ‘The Dawn Wall,’ the stunning visuals of their climb and Caldwell’s story of resilience that keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat throughout the film.”
“’The Dawn Wall’ is a gripping tale of tenacity and human endeavor – and a refusal to accept anything other than achieving one’s dreams,” Global Head of Content at Red Bull Media House Jim Sayer said. “We’re delighted to be working with Fathom Events to bring this inspiring story to U.S. audiences.”
For artwork/photos related to “The Dawn Wall” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About The Orchard
The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include American Animals, Flower, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute) and Thelma. Upcoming releases include We The Animals, Under the Eiffel Tower, Birds of Passage and All About Nina. The company’s film division has enjoyed recent successes as the Academy Award®-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; and Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.
About Red Bull Media House
Red Bull Media House is an award-winning, globally distributed multi-platform media company on a mission to inspire with “beyond the ordinary” stories - both direct-to-consumer and through partnerships. With a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle content, Red Bull Media House offers a wide range of premium media products across TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print. Red Bull Media House produces and licenses a broad selection of global live broadcast events, compelling and inspirational local storytelling with original short and long-form programming as well as feature films from around the world.