Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Huber Brothers in NYC?!!!

Well....Not exactly.

But their film about speed climbing The Nose, titled "To the Limit," is showing in one of our small theaters, beginning tomorrow, June 13th. Here's the beta:

Showing at: Cinema Village, 12th St., Between 5th Ave and University Place
Showtimes: 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:20 PM, 9:25 PM
Length of Film: 95 minutes
Tickets: $9.00 - a bargain from the Big Box office current price of $12!

Here's a bit written on the thing, at
"Thomas and Alexander Huber, risk takers in the extreme, rank as two of the best mountain climbers of our time. When the two Huber brothers first set out to break the record in speed climbing at the 'wall of all walls,' the 1,000 foot vertical nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California, Academy Award winner Pepe Danquart followed them to places never before reached by a film crew.

With breathtaking footage of the mountains of Patagonia and Yosemite National Park, "To the Limit" is a portrait of two competitive brothers who go to the very edge of the possible, both physically and psychologically. Brothers, who ordinarily live separate lives, become like twins when they climb together - as they have since childhood - each driven to search for their own limits.

Alexander Hüber has climbed in the mountains since childhood. At the age of 12 he stood on his first 4,000 meter peak. Born in 1968, he is the more pragmatic of the brothers, and graced with a phenomenal patience. A certified physicist, he is at the same time the analytical planner, the rationalist who pursues his goals with an exceptional single-mindedness. Since 1995, Alexander has been a mountain guide and ski leader. He lives in Traunstein, not far from Thomas.

Thomas Hüber is superficially the opposite of his brother. He took younger brother Alexander on his first climbs. An inspiring dreamer, idealistic and a little chaotic, he has a more open and laissez-faire attitude than Alexander. He plays in a rock band, "Plastic Surgery Disaster," is a mountain guide, and lives with his wife Marion and his sons Elias and Amadeus in Berchtesgaden, in the Bavarian Alps.

"To the Limit" completes a trilogy of sports films by Pepe Danquart, which includes "Home Match" (2000) and "Hell on Wheels" (2004).

And, there's a thumbs-down review at in which the critic refers to an "old-timer climber" (Chongo) who gets no respect from those bad boys, Alex and Thomas....

I don't know how long the film will be running, but I intend to see it next week, probably at the 1:30 showing on Monday, since it fits in nicely with my schedule of non-work in the afternoons.... I'll come back with a review after I check it out.

If you enjoy my blog and would like to subscribe through RSS, you can click the FeedBurner Badge here. Thanks for your support!  Subscribe in a reader

Stumble Upon Toolbar


Anonymous said...

The reviewer who wrote the bros lacked respect for an old-timer does not refer to Chongo. He refers to the guy who rappels down the nose each year and calls it his claim to fame. I can't remember his name, but he's been working for years on an alternate start for the Nose first pitch, east of the route. I am sure you know this climber, happiegrrrl, he's at the Lodge all season.

Anyway, the movie reviewer is mistaken: he makes this climber sound like a Yosemite pioneer. :-)

happiegrrrl said...

Yes - I was mistaken in my assumption, and after realizing my error after seeing the film, should have corrected my mistake.