'The Summit,' 'Blue Caprice' open at the Ross

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‘The Summit,’ ‘Blue Caprice’ open at the Ross

"The Summit"
"The Summit"

The psychological thriller “Blue Caprice,” inspired by the true story of the Beltway snipers, and the documentary “The Summit,” with examines a deadly day on the mountain K2, open today at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Both films are rated R and play through Nov. 7.

“Blue Caprice” is the feature film debut of writer/director Alexandre Moors. The film is a psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured into the shadows of a dangerous father figure. Moors presents the story from the perspective of the two Washington, D.C., snipers, whose distorted father/son relationship facilitates a long and bloody journey across America.

The film stars Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond as the Beltway duo.

K2, commonly known as Savage Mountain, is an extension of the northwestern Himalayan Mountain range and is located in the remote region between Pakistan and China. With an unprecedented fatality rate of one in four climbers, it has rightfully earned the title of the second most murderous mountain.

In August 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on K2’s High Camp, the last stop before the summit. Just 48 hours later, 11 had been killed or were missing.

“The Summit” features firsthand footage from the climbers, after-the-fact interviews and reenactments. The story focuses on the mystery of Ger McDonnell, a climber left behind in the dead zone. A best friend searched in vain for McDonnell, rescuing several others.

For more information, including showtimes, go to http://www.theross.org or call 402-472-5353.

The Summit Official Trailer (HD) K2, Documentary
"The Summit" trailer
BLUE CAPRICE - Official Theatrical trailer
"Blue Caprice" trailer

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