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Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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680x478July’s installment of ActionFest’s monthly film series takes place this Thursday the 18th at the Carolina Cinemas with The Summit, a pulse-pounding documentary about the deadly descent to the peak of K2.  The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. and $10 admission not only gets you a pint of Asheville Brewing’s Ninja Porter, popcorn, and soda, but directly benefits the local homeless advocate service Homeward Bound.

Want to go?  Just be one of the first 5 people to reply to the following question and you’ll win a pair of tickets to Thursday’s show:

Other than climbing the world’s highest mountains, which death-defying challenge do you consider to be nature’s most daring?

Please use your correct first and last name when you comment.  Tickets will be available for pick-up at The Carolina on Thursday night.

Press release:
ActionFest Film Festival is pleased to announce the fourth film of its monthly screening series.  THE SUMMIT, Nick Ryan’s powerful documentary which made its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the deaths of 11 mountain climbers attempting to reach the summit of K2 in 2008.  It will screen one night only at The Carolina Asheville on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Although K2 is only the second-highest peak in the world, it is renowned as the most dangerous and revered by mountaineers as their ultimate challenge. In August 2008, 18 of 24 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on the mountain has never been resolved.Utilizing found footage, interviews with survivors, and seamlessly realistic reenactments, The Summit zigzags back and forth in time, interweaving multiple narrative threads and piecing together events, hoping to solve the mystery of what actually happened on that day—the deadliest in mountain-climbing history. At the heart of the mystery is the story of Ger McDonnell, one extraordinary man who chose to risk his own life to save others. With the help of breathtaking cinematography by Robbie Ryan and Stephen O’Reilly, director Nick Ryan creates a tension-filled, experiential film that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. The Summit pits Man against Mother Nature in her most majestic and terrifying extreme.

All proceeds from this screening will be donated to HOMEWARD BOUND, celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing pathways to housing for the homeless in Asheville. The suggested donation for admission is $10. Those in attendance will receive complimentary pints of beer donated by our friends at French Broad, PLUS complimentary soft drinks AND popcorn donated by Carolina Cinemas. This is truly the best entertainment value in Asheville.
The ActionFest Film Series is a monthly film series occurring on the 3 rd Thursday of each month at The Carolina Asheville — home of the ActionFest Film Festival — offering action movie fanatics an early look at action films from all over the world, including world premieres and select major studio previews.  THE SUMMIT is the fourth film featured in this new series.   THE SUMMIT will make its theatrical debut later this year.
We hope all Persons of Action will join us for this exciting action event at The Carolina Asheville. Tickets are available now at the Carolina Cinemas box office, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, or online at www.carolinacinemas.com.ABOUT THE SUMMIT:

“A Remarkable film”….”a gripping, cliffhanger document of a deadly trek up the most dangerous mountain on earth where 11 climbers lost their lives.”  The Hollywood Reporter
ABOUT ACTIONFEST:  ActionFest, “The Film Festival With a Body Count,” was founded in Asheville in 2010 by Bill Banowsky and famed action director Aaron Norris. The first film festival in the world devoted exclusively to action movies, ActionFest features the latest in martial arts, rapid-fire, explosive cinema from around the world. ActionFest is also dedicated to showcasing the unsung heroes of action cinema, the Stuntmen and Stuntwomen, the Fight Choreographers, Stunt Coordinators, and the 2nd Unit Directors who keep audiences’ pulses pounding. For more information about ActionFest visit www.actionfest.com.
Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Edwin Arnaudin July 15, 2013

    Congratulations to Brian, Nate, Jeffrey, Ece, and Emily!

  2. jennifer vaughn July 15, 2013

    basdjumping in a wingsuit … handsdown

  3. Chris Shirlin July 15, 2013

    I would have to say BASE Jumping. I can’t imagine jumping off of anything with the hopes a nylon sheet will stop my fall.
    The 2nd most death defying is spending more than an hour with my mother in law.

  4. Nate Oxenfeld July 15, 2013

    Running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

  5. Emily Gamble July 15, 2013

    Basejumping in a wingsuit when people jump off of cliffs wearing those flying squirrel looking suits and glide all the way down mountains at ridiculous speeds!

  6. Ece Okar July 15, 2013

    Taking a helium balloon over 39 kilometers into the stratosphere and jumping to the earth which Felix Baumgartner did.

  7. Jeffrey Secrest July 15, 2013

    Base jumping

  8. Nate Oxenfeld July 15, 2013

    Flying a kite with a key attached to it in a lightning storm.

  9. Brian Laurencelle July 15, 2013

    Free diving. Swimming straight down 300+ ft underwater with no oxygen other than what is in your lungs terrifies the crap out of me.


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