Source – The Transylvania Times
Next weekend, adventure film lovers will have a chance to see some of the latest and greatest Rock Climbing adventures ever attempted when a number of films from some of the best adventure sports filmmakers are shown.
The film festival, dubbed Reel Rock 7, is in its seventh year. This year marks the first year the festival is coming to Brevard.
The films will be shown at an outdoor venue at the former Brevard Lumber Yard site off Railroad Avenue. In addition to the films, there will also be booths by local vendors, a food truck and beer courtesy of Oskar Blues Brewery and Dugan’s Pub.
Local festival organizer Elizabeth Wilander said she decided to host the festival as a way to bring the Rock Climbing community together in Brevard.
“There are a lot of climbers here, but we all come from a lot of different places and backgrounds,” she said. “So, it really takes events such as this one to get everyone to come hang out together and see that there really is a big community of climbers here.”
The event will also be a fundraiser for the Carolina Climbers Coalition, a local climbing advocacy group that works to secure access to climbing and Hiking areas across the state.
The festivities begin Saturday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m ., with the films set to hit the screen around 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the festival are $12 in advance and may be bought through rr7brevard.eventbrite.com.
Wilander, who is an avid rock climber and boulderer, said her recent sneak peak at the films blew away her expectations.
“They are absolutely awesome,” she said of the films shown this year.
Wilander said the night would also be a great opportunity to show off the future of Brevard’s art scene at the former Brevard Lumber Co. site.
“We’ll have a fire pit and music,” she said. “It should be just a really fun time for everyone to come and hang out and check out the lumber yard.”
There will be a silent auction to benefit the Carolina Climbers Coalition, a raffle, gear giveaways and more.
“We have some of the best climbing in the Southeast right here in our backyard,” she said. “I want Brevard to be a hub for climbing – a place where people can come and have things to do for reasons far more than just the climbing, because Brevard really has a lot to offer.”
In addition to the outdoor climbing film festival, the lumber yard site will also be hosting a fine art gallery show. The show will feature many regional and national sculptors and painters, with a night furnace pour demonstration held courtesy of Blue Ridge Community College. Additionally, 3rd-Degree-Burners will provide a fire art performance.
Sponsors for the art event include Food Matters Market, Comporium, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and Leder Properties.
The film festival event is sponsored by Black Dome, Brevard Rock Gym, C.A.M.P ., D.D. Bullwinkels, Dugan’s Pub, Fox Mountain Guides, Looking Glass Outfitters, Oskar Blues, Pura Vida, Sycamore Cycles, & The Hub at Backcountry.