“A remarkable story told with admirable intimacy” from National Geographic Documentary Films.
In 1999, legendary climber Alex Lowe was tragically lost alongside cameraman and fellow climber David Bridges in a deadly avalanche. Miraculously Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, Conrad Anker survived. After the tragedy, Anker and Alex’s widow, Jennifer, fell in love and married, and Anker stepped in to help raise Alex’s three sons.
TORN delivers a profoundly intimate look at the Lowe-Anker family using never-before-released archival footage of the ill-fated 1999 expedition, early footage of Alex and Anker as young climbers, personal home videos and strikingly candid interviews with the Lowe-Ankers, as the film follows director Max Lowe, Alex’s now 30 year old son, in his quest to understand his iconic late father and explore his family’s complex relationships in the wake of his father’s death. A gripping and emotional story of adventure, love, loss, family and finding peace.
TORN premiered at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival and won the award for Best Feature Film at the BANFF.
Max Lowe | Documentary | 92 Minutes | USA | 2021 | $12 Members / $15 Non-Members