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First Run takes it ‘To the Limit’

Touching the Void taught us that mother nature is cruel when you defy it – in First Run Features newest pick-up will remind many of us that their is still a great number of reasons not to go mountain climbing.

Following in his sports documentary trilogy (2000's “Heimspiel,” about Berlin's Eisbaeren hockey team, and 2004's Tour de France doc “Hell on Wheels”) To the Limit follows siblings Alexander and Thomas Huber as they attempt to break the speed-climbing record while scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Pepe Danquart's docu made a whopping 1.6 million at the German box office.


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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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