ASHLAND, Ore. -- a Sundance award-winning film is screening in Ashland on Friday.
The New York Times says it's "blindingly beautiful.” Meru is a documentary about three hikers trying to climb one of the most dangerous mountains in the Himalayas.
It won the U.S. documentary audience award at Sundance and now Ashland is seeing the benefits.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) will receive proceeds from ticket sales of two screenings Friday at Varsity Theater.
AIFF leaders say it's a film that appeals especially to the southern Oregon audience.
"Well, I feel like a lot of people in southern Oregon do enjoy the outdoors,” Cathy Dombi, the AIFF executive director, said. “We do have the climbing gym and climbing community here. SOU has the Outdoor Club, and I know when I’m out on the trails, I see lots of people hiking and biking, so I do believe this is a good fit for Ashland.”
The two screenings of Meru are at 6:40 and 9 p.m. at the Varsity in Ashland.
You can buy the tickets online and at the box office.