Thursday, February 25 at 9:25p.m., Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell Cinema.
Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru is both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers. In 2008, a group of renowned alpinists attempted a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures only to fall 100 meters short of the goal. Heartbroken but not defeated, the group reattempted in 2011 under even more extraordinary circumstances. Shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature Oscar. More at merufilm.com; 1 hr 30 min, USA, 2015.
$8.50 general admission/$6.50 seniors/ $6 CU graduate students/$5.50 students and kids 12 & under.