Psycho Vertical (12A)

Psycho Vertical (12A)

Following Andy’s lecture at Rheged last month, we are bringing his award winning biopic film, Psycho Vertical to our big screen for one evening only. Beautiful and emotive, Psycho Vertical explores the intricate mind of Andy Kirkpatrick, a world-class climber and alpinist who lives a life of conflicting desires, identities and responsibilities, inspired by his best-selling autobiography of the same name. Firmly grounded by his impoverished upbringing in 1970s Hull, from a young age Andy’s head has been filled with grand ideas of discovering who he is and what exactly he’s made of. Though he knows the pain of living in poverty, pursuing his dreams comes before making a living. While compelled to share his chaotic personal life and make audiences crumple with laughter on stage, he chooses to test himself on some of the world’s longest and most difficult climbs totally alone. A proud father, he cannot help but put ambition over security, even if that means risking his life time and again. By exploring his past, his present and his motivation for pushing his limits to the absolute extreme, we follow Andy on an 18-day, solo ascent of El Capitan, where life on the wall is precarious, tough and ‘crushingly lonely’, creating a raw and intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most controversial, unpredictable and celebrated figures and as a result, exploring how our past shape us, drive us forward and stay with us all our lives.

 

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  • duration
    1h 4m
  • tickets
    Adult £6.50, Child £5, Concs £5.50, Students £5.50, Family (up to 2 adult + 3 children) £21
  • dining
    Café open for food and drinks until 8:30pm. Food served until 8:15pm. Booking advisable, to book please call 01768868000
  • snacks and popcorn
    Snacks available in Taste Deli until 8pm