This Mountain Life

Documentary | PG | 80 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 4 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 3:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Production Country:Canada/USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Grant Baldwin
Produced By:Jenny Rustemeyer
Screenwriter:Grant Baldwin
Jenny Rustemeyer
Music By:Grant Baldwin
Stephen Fuller


The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few people ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. After months of preparation, Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300km journey from Squamish, BC to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness. There are others who share a passion for the mountain life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer is buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid for nearly 50 years. What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything – comfort, family, personal safety – for a life in the mountains? Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.