Lily Tomlin stars as Elle, whose granddaughter unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle
and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
Cast also includes Julie Garner, Marcia Gay Harden and Sam Elliott.
"A stellar performance from Lily Tomlin and some powerfully empathetic work from writer-director Paul Weitz." (Antz, About a Boy) - Critics Consensus.
Sat & Sun Oct 3 & 4
(R, language) 90 min
This high-altitude documentary follows a team of three elite climbers taking on one of the most extreme challenges in mountaineering; the imposing Shark's Fin on India's Mount Meru.
In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers.
In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker (CRMS '81), Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey, like everyone before them, was not a successful one. Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives but Meru continued to beckon.
By September 2011, Anker had convinced his two lifelong friends to undertake the Shark's Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt. MERU is the story of that journey.