The Man Who Skied Down Everest (film screening)
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April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:40 pm EDTCost: Free
The Man Who Skied Down Everest
Wednesday, April 19, 5:00PM (ET) at the JFT Event Hall & Gallery
In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, we are delighted to host a screening of the 1975 Academy Award-winning documentary, The Man Who Skied Down Everest.
While many explorers have climbed the legendary peak of Mount Everest, MIURA Yûichirô had a different dream. This Japanese skier and daredevil became the first person to ever ski on the treacherous slopes of the highest mountain in the world, descending nearly 4200 feet. While becoming famous in Japan for his achievement, it wasn’t until Canadian filmmaker F.R. Crawley released this documentary that he received widespread international attention.
Showing all of the dangers and thrilling moments of his journey up and down the mountain, this tense film won the Oscar for Best Documentary and became a formative work in the sports documentary genre.
To make this event extra special, we are opening our gallery for special early preview of our new exhibition, A Sense of Movement: Japanese Sports Posters, one day ahead of our public opening on April 20. Attendees will be able to soak in the exhibition before the screening of the film.
5:00PM Doors open. Exhibition preview begins.
6:00PM Screening begins in the event hall.
7:40PM Event ends
A Sense of Movement is an impressive international exhibition that explores the connection between Japanese graphic design and sports. Our collection presents a total of 68 pieces from 24 designers, from young professionals to great graphic design masters, who introduces the means to creatively convey sports and movement through two-dimensional printed media. Starting April 20, join us to experience the fruit of Japan’s rich graphic design culture, from the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics to present day. Register here.