REI Movie Night: Expedition Alaska
Sep 21, 2017
Come watch a screening of Expedition Alaska, a documentary film that follows adventure racing teams on one of the toughest courses in the world.
After the screening, join the film director, Brian J. Leitten, for a Q&A with racers and crew.
The 74-minute film tells the story of a 7-day, non-stop endurance race that took place through the Alaskan wilderness. The documentary follows 20 teams of four in a 350-mile competition as they mountain bike through the sharp peaks of the Kenai Peninsula, traverse mountain ranges & crevasse filled glaciers, & paddle countless life-threatening rivers & rapids. This documentary is the product of the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati. The class focuses on experiential learning in documentary film production. Students traveled to Alaska to work with alumni, teachers & professionals while braving the Alaskan wilderness alongside the racers. They faced many of the same challenges as the racers & still managed to capture some of the most compelling footage of adventure racing ever seen. Tickets: $13. Proceeds go to supporting the Production Master Class and their future films.