Riding the Highline

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SKIPS STONES FOR FUDGE
Roxie Theatre Sat, Jun 11, 2016 7:00 PM
SF DocFest alums Ryan Seitz and Daniel Skaggs ("Freeload") brings us another gaze into the life of group you never thought you’d get to know or even knew existed.  For over a decade, Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars and Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner have endured a rivalry that lifted competitive stone skipping to unthinkable heights. Tested by physical ailments, emotional hardships and the rise of young talent, these obscure legends fight to cement their place in the record books of Stone Skipping. -Jennifer Morris
SKIPS STONES FOR FUDGE
Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 12, 2016 12:00 PM
SF DocFest alums Ryan Seitz and Daniel Skaggs ("Freeload") brings us another gaze into the life of group you never thought you’d get to know or even knew existed.  For over a decade, Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars and Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner have endured a rivalry that lifted competitive stone skipping to unthinkable heights. Tested by physical ailments, emotional hardships and the rise of young talent, these obscure legends fight to cement their place in the record books of Stone Skipping. -Jennifer Morris
Film Info
Director:Kai Carlson-Wee
Country:USA
Year of Release:2015

Description

Riding the Highline follows poet brothers Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee as they hop freight trains across the northernmost railroad line in the country, from Minneapolis, Minnesota to the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. The film begins with the brothers waiting for trains in the Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, and follows their journey across the American West, using narrative cut scenes, poetry written by the brothers, and still photographs taken along the way. Over the course of four days, the brothers pass through a number of train yards and small towns before reaching the Columbia River Basin in Wenatchee, WA