Sat, 27 Nov|
THE RIVER RUNNER
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE A kayaker sets out to become the first man to paddle the four great rivers that flow from Tibet's sacred Mount Kailash.
Time & Location
27 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Reardon Theatre, 35 Bank St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
(United States, 86 min)
Director: Rush Sturges
The River Runner follows legendary expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to be the first person to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash. The film is not simply a jaw-dropping adventure, but also an intimate portrait of Lindgren as he navigates the terrifying terrain of trauma, addiction, and a life-threatening brain tumor. As a result of a rough upbringing, Lindgren forbade any sign of emotional vulnerability which fuelled his obsession and subsequent success in paddling the world’s most dangerous whitewater. “The River Runner” takes an honest look at adventure culture, and what is lost when outdoor pursuits take precedence over emotional well-being. When Lindgren’s demons finally scratch their way to the surface, he comes to recognize that to achieve his goals, he must reckon with his own definition of strength.