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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
Pollack Tempe Cinemas
Tempe, AZ
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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

** June 20th Update - $2600 RAISED FOR THE HOMESTEAD **
The Dirtbag night was a resounding success! We sold 232 tickets for the screening, and nearly 7x that number of raffle tickets! You all raised just shy of $2600 for the Save the Homestead Campaign. Thanks to everyone who attended and generously donated!

** May 31st Update - FILM IS TONIGHT! **
Online ticket sales are closed as of 3pm MST.
We have ~90 tickets left, which will be sold for $18 cash at door. Thanks!

Hailed as one of the most prolific, influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American Dirtbag climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckeys stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

Throughout the 20th Century, Freds accomplishments exceeded anyone in the sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable. He eschewed fame, sponsors, family life and the politics of the industry so his only obligation would remain conquering the next summit. Freds individualistic attitude led to him being passed over when the first American climbing team formed to summit Mount Everest in 1963, but the exclusion only drove Beckey to seek more summits, and he continued climbing until he passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age of 94.

The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the  first time in this exclusive documentary film. There is only one Fred Beckey. His legacy in the mountains will live on forever.

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All remaining proceeds from ticket sales and event-night raffle will be donated towards the local "Save the Homestead" campaign!



Pollack Tempe Cinemas (View)
1825 East Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
United States


Film > Movies
Film > Outdoor
Film > Premiers
Sports > Climbing

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: American Alpine Club, Central AZ Chapter
On BPT Since: Apr 27, 2018
AAC Central AZ Chapter

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