K2 Cabaret Cinema
1991, USA, Franc Roddam, 102 min.
Starring Michael Biehn, Matt Craven and Annie Grindlay
Introduced by author and mountaineer Phil Powers .
Free with a $7 bar minimum
• Don't miss this film based on the lives of American mountaineers Louis Reichardt and Scott Wickwire.
• At 28,251 feet, K2 may be the second-highest mountain in the world, but it is the deadliest. One out of every four climbers who attempt its summit dies trying.
• Every Friday night the Rubin Museum transforms our main colonnade in to a sleek, sexy lounge, named after this peak, the K2 Lounge.
Phil Powers is a veteran of dozens of expeditions to South America, Alaska and Pakistan’s Karakoram Range. He made the first ascent of Lukpilla Brakk’s West face in Pakistan and the massive Washburn Face on the North side of Mount McKinley, America’s highest peak. In the Tetons, he made the first winter traverse of the Tetons’ Cathedral Peaks in a four-day push in February of 1992. He has made ascents of K2 and Gasherbrum II, two of the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without supplemental oxygen and he continues to be an active climber and skier. Powers is author of two books: Wilderness Mountaineering and Climbing: Expedition Planning. He is a principal at Jackson Hole Mountain Guide and currently serves as Executive Director of The American Alpine Club.