We are glad to have this film screening back in our doors! This year we are expanding the Sports Basement Reel Rock screenings to total 5 separate SB stores- Presidio (SF), Santa Rosa, Campbell, San Ramon, and Berkeley. Tickets are $5, you must RSVP and pay through eventbrite, no sales will be done in-store. All ticket sales benefit a local nonprofit organization.
Presidio's beneficiary is the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center (SF Chapter). They provide free services for youth 5-18 that have speech, language, or literacy challenges. Checkout their website: https://www.ritecaresf.org/
There will be various vendors on-site to speak with as well as the beneficiary of the night to learn more about their organization. ALL attendees get 20% off their entire purchase that day, regardless of time- just show the register your eventbrite ticket. A raffle will be held before, during (intermission), and after the film.
Schedule of Events:
5:00 - Check-in opens, adult beverages available (21+), vendor village open
5:45 - Pre-Show raffle, greetings & introduction
6:00 - Show begins
7:15 - Intermission, bathroom break, refill your beer
7:30 - Mid-Show raffle, intermisison announcements
7:45 - Second part of film begins
8:15 - Film ends, mingle & shop time!
REEL ROCK 12 premieres five new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more.
About the films:
BREAK ON THROUGH
In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that. To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she has moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.
ABOVE THE SEA
Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his generation-defining ascent of a majestic arch, Chris returns to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.
For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fueled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing. Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet — a first-ever free solo of a heart-stoppingly exposed and difficult route.
“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘Look, a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like, dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” Maureen is here to crush the gnar — with one bloody stump helping her get to the top.
Berkeley: 12/07 - Beneficiary: TBA
Santa Rosa: 12/07 - Beneficiary: TBA
Campbell: 12/07 - Beneficiary: TBA
San Ramon: 12/14 - Beneficiary: TBA