“The Disciples Of Gill” Premiers Tonight In Boulder

“The Disciples Of Gill” Premiers Tonight In Boulder

The Disciples of Gill, a film by Pat Ament about bouldering icon John Gill premiers tonight in Boulder, CO at 7 pm at Neptune Mountaineering.  The film goes back nearly 40 years to document how climbers like Gill, Ament and Jim Holloway planted the seeds that would take the sport of bouldering from a “trivial divertissement” to the hugely popular activity it is today.

You can read more about the film, including many quotes from Ament and Gill, in this Daily Camera article.  Of particular interest to me was this Gill quote about Jim Holloway:

“The film concentrated on my skills as a boulderer, but I told Pat that, more importantly, there was wonderful footage of Jim Holloway that modern climbers would find intriguing,” Gill said. “Some climbers today have a hard time accepting that someone like Holloway did the things he did so long ago.”

Anyone in Boulder going to go see this??

Update: Peter Beal has thoughts after seeing the movie

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13 Responses to “The Disciples Of Gill” Premiers Tonight In Boulder

  1. Crafty November 24, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    I would go but thanksgiving travels are in order. Too bad, this sounds awesome.

    I know this isn’t really a for-profit endeavor, but it would be awesome if Ament were to sell copies of this movie.

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    • Narc November 24, 2009 at 11:11 am #

      Yeah, it seems like a bad day for people to actually be in town for something like this.

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  2. peter b November 24, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    I am planning on going and will write about it.

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    • Narc November 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

      Excellent, looking forward to it.

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  3. John Knoernschild November 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    Will there be a DVD release of this? I wants it!

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  4. toothbrush November 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Let us all hope that Narc will provide us with some continuing articles on the matter…sounds eh-fing cool. And Narc, if you get a chance to see it, can we get another review? Possibly without the linguistic “ass”-istance from the Jefferson Elementary School teaching staff. 😉

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  5. greg November 24, 2009 at 5:11 pm #

    maybe if living in Boulder didnt cost so god damn much poor climbers like myself could attend!

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  6. peter b November 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm #

    An interesting evening, cut short by my daughter deciding that watching older men talk about bouldering was not her cup of tea. Some great footage of Gill and Holloway. The film is to be re-edited in the future so no DVD yet. More on my blog tomorrow.

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  7. Narc November 25, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    On an unrelated note, this post was the 1,000th in the history of ClimbingNarc.com

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    • steve schultz November 25, 2009 at 10:12 am #

      Well done Brian. You’re all famous n stuff now.

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      • sweatpants November 25, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

        hip hip hoooray

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  8. Eggbert November 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    Nice work Narc. Here’s to another 1000.

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