The Illness

3 films in this block • 62 minutes

The Films

Red Rock Revolution

  • Year 2023
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 9 min
  • Director Jim Aikman

Adult Language, Michigan Premiere, World Premiere

Following an unlikely courtship, Jorge and Joanne Urioste arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1970s, long before it was a mecca of rock climbing in North America. When the rest of the country was focused on Yosemite Valley, the Uriostes began developing long, moderate climbs on Red Rock Canyon’s impeccable sandstone, defying climbing norms and charting a new path for the sport. Their routes remain the most classic in Red Rock, drawing climbers from all over the world.


  • Year 2023
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 30 min
  • Director Michelle Smith

Michigan Premiere

After walking away from professional cycling to pursue climbing, Adrien Costa suffered a devastating accident that began his journey as an adaptive athlete. This film follows his path from recovery to the cutting edge of adaptive climbing, working his way up to an epic first ascent in Washington’s North Cascades with PNW legend Mark Allen.

The Illness

  • Year 2022
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 23 min
  • Director Mike Wilkinson

Filmmaker in Attendance, Adult Language, Michigan Premiere, Staff Pick

This adventure documentary follows a loud-mouthed crew of Appalachian adventure seekers deep into the mountains of the Western United States as they climb, talk shit, fish for their dinner, and try to use their single-pitch skills to summit a 1,300ft rock face.