Cornell University

The Epic of Everest (1924)

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:15pm to 8:40pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

Filmed in brutally harsh conditions with a hand-cranked camera, Captain John Noel captured images of breathtaking beauty as he documented this attempt to climb Everest, an effort that culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. The film also provides the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet. The recent restoration by the British Film Institute National Archive has transformed the quality of the surviving elements of the film and reintroduced the original colored tints and tones. The film will be shown with a newly commissioned score by Simon Fisher Turner. More at

1924 > UK > Directed by Captain John Noel, 1 hr 25 min

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Cornell Cinema


film, movie, cinema, tfdcin



$8.50 public, $6.50 seniors, $6 grad students, $5.50 students and kids 12 & under

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