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Friday 17th Nov 21.00 - 22.30 Brewery Arts Centre Theatre Buy Tickets

European Film Première - Psycho Vertical: The Andy Kirkpatrick Story

European Film Première - Psycho Vertical: The Andy Kirkpatrick Story

Filmmaker Jen Randall and climber/writer Andy Kirkpatrick team up to make a film based on Andy's Boardman-Tasker winning autobiography, 'Psycho Vertical'. This is a film about identity, about love...all the things that make life brilliant and hard but worth it.

Andy Kirkpatrick is a world-class climber and alpinist who lives a life of conflicting desires and responsibilities. Though he knows the pain of living in poverty; pursuing his dreams comes before making a living and despite the fact that he battles with severe dyslexia, he has turned himself into an award-winning author. While compelled to share his life online and make audiences crumple with laughter on stage, he chooses to test himself on some of the world’s longest and most difficult climbs totally alone. And while a proud and doting father, he cannot help but put ambition over security, even if that means risking his life time and again.

By diving headfirst into his past, his present and his motivation for pushing his limits to the absolute extreme, the film explores themes of conflicting identities, the strength and futility of ambition, how our pasts shape us, drive us forward and stay with us all of our lives and of course...what it's like to solo a frickin' big wall.. in detail. For real.

Andy says; “Psycho Vertical, although I wrote it, is a really really good book, and it deserves to be made into a really really good film.”

Join us for the European Film Premiere, alongside Andy and Jen of course, for an evening you’re unlikely to forget…

Fancy filling your weekend with more world-class Film Premières - check out Dragon's Back, Magnetic Mountains, and we also have the European Film Première of Bonington: Mountaineer.

£12.50£8.50 for Young Adventurers (under 18's)

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Andy Kirkpatrick Andy Kirkpatrick

The US magazine Climbing once described Andy as a climber with a “strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult".........

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Jen Randall Jen Randall

Jen is an award winning filmmaker. Jen studied in Time Based Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, then Film Production at Vancouver Film School.

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