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Jump! To Be Shown At Colorado College, Oct. 2nd, 7pm
Submitted By: John McNamee on Sep 28, 2007

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Hi all you friends of Concrete Couch,

Just because we love to showcase the totally CREATIVE and amazing work of our Concrete Couch supporters, I thought I'd let you know about this showing.

It's a film made by our two friends John Catto and Allen Hill, and it highlights the life and relationships of Czech (is there a "z" in there?) climbers and tower's MORE than a film about wild outdoor enthusiasts, delves into some amazingly charismatic individuals, their roots in the Second World War, modern influences, comaraderie...I think anyone would find LOTS fascinating and interesting in it (it's not rated, but ages 12 and up wouldn't be bored...).

It's being shown at BEMIS Hall at COLORADO COLLEGE, October 2, at 7pm, FREE.

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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 29, 2007
Thanks for the plug Steve. Same for you Peter.

I don't think John can make the screening but I'll be there. See you then.
By scott rourke
Oct 2, 2007
This is the best movie I've ever seen about climbers. It also takes place in one of the most beautiful cragging areas I've ever seen. We spent a month there a few years ago after meeting some Czech climbers in Mexico. When I told them that I'd long dreamed of visiting Bohemia to climb on the sandstone they said, "You should come since it's cheaper than Mexico!" Well, it's true and the climbing at Teplice, the Adrpach, and Prachov is truly amazing. Every route ascends a tower and the standards are very high. The protection, consisting of knots, threads and spaced ring bolts, takes some getting used to but is really cool. It was very rewarding to learn a new way to trad climb. These areas all seemed very quiet. Now that Czechs can travel to climb perhaps they are falling out of fashion? Make sure you put Bohemia on your list of crags to visit in Europe. You won't be disappointed. Also, the beer is very good and very cheap! P.S. If anyone needs any knot placing beta let me know. We got clued in by a couple of the masters, including jumper/climber Jiri Malik!
By Chris Alstrin
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 3, 2007
Thanks Allen for coming down to the Springs and sharing your award winning film "JUMP". What a great film. Interesting view amongst the climbers. A spectacular piece of work. A must see!
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Oct 3, 2007
Thanks. Jump! did not win a Emmy. John has on other work though. Find some of his stuff, it's amazing. He's done big walls to bats in Latin America and everything in between.
By Michael Wejchert
Oct 4, 2007
Jump! is an amazing film; highlights the effect danger might have on a relationship(s) very well.

Don't expect a climbing film, really--Jump! manages to convey the thoughts most of us feel about climbing without actually delving into what most of us call conventional climbing.

Those guys are absolutely nuts.

Thanks for showing it to all the young CC turkeys, guys. Perhaps some jumps might be set up at school pretty soon.
By Christopher Burwell
Oct 8, 2007
Indeed, Jump is an incredible film telling the story that focuses not on what the characters jump, but how and why they jump. It really isn't about climbing, but more about people and their lives. Thanks so much Allen for showing the film, I really enjoyed it.
-Christopher Burwell
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Oct 8, 2007
Thanks all you guys. Be sure to thank John as well.
Glad you all liked it. It is a special film.

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