For 60 hours, from May 29 to May 31, Pete McBride’s documentary “Into the Canyon” will be made available for streaming. Everyone who buys a ticket will receive a link to log in and can view the film at any time during those days. Tickets are $13, and the film will be streamed, but it won’t be available for download. Funds will support both the filmmaker and the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
For those experiencing hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis, there is a discount code, “COVID,” for $4 off.
If you’re not familiar with “In the Canyon,” here’s the synopsis:
“In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through-hike of the canyon. McBride and Fedarko took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. Others have lost their lives trying. But their quest was more than just an endurance test — it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes.
“Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. The threat is made stark when they encounter an organization of Navajo women fighting a billion dollar proposed tram project to be built on sacred ground.
” ‘Into the Canyon’ is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.”