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LA Film Fest Exclusive: What Does It Take to Climb Over 14,000 Feet Up Mt. Rainier? (Video)

LA Film Fest Exclusive: What Does It Take to Climb Over 14,000 Feet Up Mt. Rainier? (Video)

Mike Johnson, director of special projects at The Union Gospel Mission of Seattle, wants to know what it takes to climb 14,400 feet up Mt. Rainier. Residents of this homeless shelter and residential drug treatment program have often been in treatment before. Johnson’s program challenges the residents to summit this Washington mountain on their way to maintaining sobriety.

Filmmakers Samuel Miron and Stephen Scott Scarpulla follow Johnson and the residents as they prepare to scale the mountain in LA Film Festival world premiere "A New High." The film bows on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:15pm at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE. It’s currently seeking US distribution.

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