The Boulder International Film Festival Presents
HS-05 RETURN TO MOUNT KENNEDY
1604 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO, 80302
Return to Mount Kennedy
USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 80 min
Solid rock fist up! A Gonzo-esque documentary with a Grunge anthem in its heart. - Seattle International Film Festival
In 1965, Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mt. Everest, invited Senator Robert Kennedy to the highly publicized first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Jim and RFK became great friends, and Jim gave the eulogy at Bobby Kennedy's funeral. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—Bob Whittaker, the former hard-partying road manager of Mud Honey and R.E.M, and Chris Kennedy, son of Bobby, embark on an expedition to climb the mountain for the 50th anniversary of the famous original climb, though admittedly, they are not in great shape. Featuring interviews with, and wild instrumentals by, Eddie Vedder, and never-before-seen footage of Robert Kennedy, this climbing film really rocks.
Directed by Eric Becker
Bobby Whittaker (in person)
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