Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is an irresistible high-stakes climbing pursuit for some of the world’s toughest climbers. The mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it a nightmare, but in October 2008 renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly devolved into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations.
Heartbroken and defeated at falling short of the goal, the trio returned to their everyday lives—but by September 2011, Anker had convinced his team to undertake the Shark’s Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances. Meru is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature’s harshest elements and one’s complicated inner demons, and ultimately to impossible new heights. Winner of the Documentary Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. 2015, India/US, 87 minutes.
Free Member Screenings
Screenings are only open to Walker and IFP MN members. Free tickets are available starting at 5 pm on screening nights on a first-come, first-served basis; two tickets per membership. Please bring your membership card.
Beginning January 5, Walker Film Club and IFP MN members can reserve two free tickets in advance; ticket orders must be received by 12 noon on day of screening.
- Walker Film Club: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.375.7652.
- IFP MN members: RSVP at www.ifpmn.org.