Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

The River Runner

Year
2021
Country
USA
Duration:
86 mins

Overview

Screening in Telluride Only


The story of Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to be the first person to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash is more than a gripping whitewater flick. It is also an intimate chronicle of an emotionally stunted athlete who’s having a breakthrough after a life crisis. As a highly accomplished expedition kayaker and whitewater filmmaker, Lindgren always forbade any sign of emotional vulnerability on the river; he saw it as a weakness that might jeopardize the fortitude needed for extreme waters. It takes a life-changing diagnosis, followed by a dark night of the soul, for him to finally learn how to show up with an open heart.


World Premiere

Production Team

Director
Rush Sturges
Producers
Rush Sturges
Aidan Haley
Thayer Walker

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.

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