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(Not Rated 2017 69 min.)

On October 25th, join us for the conclusion of this year’s Future of Nature Film Series with AN AMERICAN ASCENT, sponsored in part by Orr & Reno. AN AMERICAN ASCENT is a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.

In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber today's white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of people in this soon-to-be majority do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. By taking on the grueling, 20,310-foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to shrink this Adventure Gap by building a legacy of inclusion in the outdoor/adventure community.

The film addresses the often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the world's most iconic peaks. We'll follow the film with a talk with local experts about how the themes in AN AMERICAN ASCENT touch down in the Granite State.

Discussion panel for AN AMERICAN ASCENT will include Janet Wilkinson, Board Member, Kismet Rock Foundation; Co-Director of Marketing, Salt Pump Climbing Company, and Blaze Lightfoot Jones-Yellin, Manager, Community and Youth for The Lowline; Owner, Lightfoot Leadership Group, LLC.


5:30pm = reception in the lobby of Red River Theatres

6:00pm = film begins in the Stonyfield Culture Center at Red River Theatres

7:30pm = panel discussion (30-45 minutes)


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

6:00 PM

Ticket Prices

All tickets are $5.

We always encourage purchasing in advance online, over the phone (603-224-4600 ext. 2), or in person! Please note: there is a processing fee on all online orders, but not for over the phone or in person orders.

Additional Info

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Building upon the success of last year’s series, The Nature Conservancy is joining forces once again with Red River Theatres in Concord to present this exciting three-part event! The Future of Nature Film Series is sponsored by Harvest CapitalLouis Karno & Co., and Sheehan Phinney and features films that dive deeply into the environmental issues that affect our backyard, our planet and our way of life.

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The film sponsor for AN AMERICAN ASCENT is Orr & Reno.

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