Optically deficient, aesthetically challenged, Frankenstein-esque, and just plain ugly – are you avoiding this type of produce when grocery shopping? Most of us are guilty of bypassing two-headed apples, phallic carrots, excessively lumpy potatoes, and other ugly produce for cosmetic reasons (read: no reason). Fortunately, the tide is turning.
Just in time for Yosemite’s 150th birthday, Valley Uprising portrays the respective histories of rock climbing and Yosemite as inextricably intertwined and ultimately sustained by the “mad to live” counterculture of each new generation. Caution to the faint of heart: documentary features swearing, drug use, and counterculture.