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Skywalkers: A Love Story – IMAX Sydney Screening

Directed by Jeff Zimbalist, Co-Director: Maria Bukhonina
2023
USA
99 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Two hardcore daredevils scale the world’s highest buildings to capture giddying footage for social media and ignite passion in the process, in this thrill-filled Sundance 2024 selected doco.

It’s an extremely dangerous and illegal activity, but ‘rooftoppers’ – photogenic Angela and uber-fit Ivan – are fiercely committed to scaling treacherously tall buildings and filming themselves. The Russian duo joined forces to climb and ended up in a relationship. Extreme risks and romance are difficult bedfellows, however – and, in a funk, Angela (one of the few women in the sport) decides to climb the world’s highest building with or without her partner. The perils are immense: the 118-story Malaysian skyscraper is still under construction, and if the authorities catch her, she faces imprisonment. Captured on handheld cameras and drones, the duo’s story is spectacular, terrifying and vertigo-inducing – you’ll want to look away but can’t!


Please note SFF Flexipasses and SFF Gift Vouchers are not able to redeemed on this special event. All tickets are sold via IMAX Sydney website and box office. 


Skywalkers is so engrossing, it makes the movie cliché about ‘edge of your seat’ viewing seem like an understatement
Peter Howell, Toronto Star
[Director] Zimbalist himself once scaled roofs, so he understands, perhaps better than most, the thrills of this extreme pursuit
Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

Tickets

Sun 9 Jun
6pm
IMAX Sydney
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2023
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English and Russian with English subtitles
Director
Jeff Zimbalist, Co-Director: Maria Bukhonina
Producer
Jeff Zimbalist, Maria Bukhonina, Chris Smith, Tamir Ardon
Screenwriter
Jeff Zimbalist
Cinematographer
Renato Borrayo Serrano, Pablo Rojas Castillo, Angela Nikolau, Ivan Beerkus
Editor
Alannah Byrnes, Jeff Zimbalist
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Netflix
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