Wednesday, January 15

10E2307: The Epic of Everest

"We expect no mercy from Everest," said George Mallory as he began his final ascent on the treacherous mountain - and he got none. 

London friends - get to Rough Trade East in Brick Lane next Friday for a look at The Epic of Everest. The fine folk at Caught By the River are helping the BFI launch this project; "The official film record of the legendary Mallory and Irvine Everest expedition of 1924. The 1924 Everest expedition culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an ongoing debate over whether or not they did indeed reach the summit. Restoration supported by The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity" - via BFI.  Event details below. You will be quickly reminded of The Great White Silence from a few years back - and indeed same composer is on board. Fantastic...

"As well as showing the film, our host Luke Turner (editor of the best music website around The Quietus) will be talking with guests Sandra Noel – daughter of the filmmaker Capt. John Noel and a major part in the film’s restoration and creation of this new print – and composer Simon Fisher Turner (The Great White Silence) whose fantastic soundtrack is a haunting combination of electronic music, found sounds, Western and Nepalese instruments and vocals.
Advance copies of the DVD will be on sale on the night for a special event price. 
For more details and ticket info visit the Rough Trade website. This event is free – just get there early to guarantee a good seat."