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Friday April 21, 2017
7:30 pm
All ages

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All films start at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater, 2001 H St. All screen on Friday nights. Admission for any single film is $6; season pass for all 15 is $50. For more information, visit flics.org or call 428-0354.

2015, R, 87 minutes, US, in English
In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly declined into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their climb was not successful one. Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his two friends to undertake the Shark’s Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt. Meru is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature’s harshest elements and one’s complicated inner demons.

FLICS 2016-2017 season
Sept. 16: “Love & Friendship”
Sept. 23: “Truman”
Oct. 21: “The Dark Horse” (500th FLICS film)
Nov. 4: “The Bride/La Novia”
Nov. 11: “Coming Home”
Dec. 2: “Women He’s Undressed”
Jan. 13: “Song of Lahore”
Feb. 10: “The Fits”
Feb. 24: “Theeb”
March 10: “Dheepan”
March 24: “Marguerite”
April 7: “Phoenix”
April 21: “Meru”