Red Wing Shoes and Vasque footwear will be the presenting sponsor of the award winning film, Metanoia, a film about Jeff Lowe and his life as a climber and ability to defy odds after his health took a turn for the worse.
Lowe is one of the most influential climbers who has motivated others to push their limits and keep going in the face of adversity. He has innumerable first ascents, has designed notable gear and founded the Ouray Ice Festival, amongst many other achievements. To this day and throughout his struggles with his neurological disease, he continues to be an inspiration to those around him. Metanoia is about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line.
“Vasque is so honored to be a part of Lowe’s film,” says Julie Quinn, marketing manager of Vasque Footwear. “Jeff and his film inspire us all to keep going and stay positive, no matter what difficulties we encounter in our lives.”
The film has received many awards and accolades, including Best Film at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival and just this past November, the film was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival where the Metanoia team received an unheard of, three standing ovations throughout their presentation to a packed theater. Last week they received three standing ovations again in Vancouver when they received the Jury Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
The USA premiere of Metanoia will be at the Boulder International Film Festival, March 7th, 2015. All proceeds from the premiere will go to benefit the film and Jeff Lowe. To learn more about Lowe and the film or to secure advance tickets visit Lowe’s site at http://jeffloweclimber.com/.