After winning the US Documentary Audience Award at this year’s Sundance, the heart-pounding mountain climbing documentary “Meru” is soon set to hit theaters. To celebrate the release of Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi’s film, we’re pleased to debut a brand new poster for the project.
The official synopsis reads: “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 journey, like everyone before them, was not a 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 lifelong friends to undertake the Shark’s Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt.”
The film will be released by Music Box Films on August 14 in New York and LA, followed by a national expansion. Check out our exclusive poster below.