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Return To Mount Kennedy

Return To Mount Kennedy
Documentary, Adventure | 2018 | NR. 1hr 20min
CAST: Chris Kennedy, Leif Whittaker, Bobby Whittaker, Jim Whittaker, Robert F. Kennedy DIRECTOR: Eric Becker TUESDAY FILM SERIES

In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer—embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all. Featuring unreleased instrumentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism and adventure.

Film subject, Bobby Whittaker, will be in attendance for a Q&A after the 6:45 p.m. screening.

The film is poignant, informative, eye-popping in its cinematography, and unexpectedly humorous...
A meditation on the power of legacy, mid-life ennui, and the majesty of the outdoors, Return to Mount Kennedy is a Gonzo-esque documentary with a Grunge anthem at its heart.
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