The Weight of Water


Rafael 1 Sat, May 4, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
The Great Outdoors
Running Time:78 min.
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Director:Michael Brown
Producer:Michael Brown
Julia Buonanno
Erik Weihenmayer
Screenwriter:Vickie Curtis
Roxy Harbitter
Aubry Hollingshead
Cinematographer:Michael Brown
Andy Maser
Editor:Roxy Harbitter
Aubry Hollingshead
Casey Nay
Jason Reid
Ryan Fenson-Hood
Cast:Erik Weihenmayer
Lonnie Bedwell
Harlan Taney
Robert Raker
Print Source:Serac Adventure Films
Note Writer:Joni Cooper


CLOSING NIGHT: On the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Grand Canyon National Park, DocLands' Closing Night celebrates with a screening of the inspirational film The Weight of Water, with director Michael Brown and renowned blind climber and kayaker, Erik Weihenmayer, in attendance for a Q&A. The Weight of Water is the story of a blind adventurer taking on an absurdly improbable challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment. Brown's exquisite cinematography holds us awestruck by the beauty and massive hazards deep within the Grand Canyon. Weihenmayer is a sought-after motivational speaker, the first blind person to reach the summit of Everest, and the only blind person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. For this feat on Mount Everest, he was honored with a TIME Magazine cover story.

IN PERSON: Director Michael Brown, Film Subject Erik Weihenmayer

Closed caption and descriptive audio devices will be available.

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Additional Information

In his career, Michael Brown has excelled as both an adventure athlete and as a filmmaker. Brown has made a habit of going to the world's most dangerous environments, including five times to the summit of Mount Everest, and always comes back with incredible footage and compelling stories. He is a multiple Emmy®- and festival award-winning director and cinematographer. Michael lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Julia and three sons.