Return to Mount Kennedy

  • Feature Documentary | USA | 80 minutes |

  • Director Eric Becker

  • Filmmaker in Attendance

  • Opening Night Film


In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer—embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all.

Featuring unreleased instrumentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism and adventure.

This beautiful film is about family, friendship, loss and discovery. It’s raw, real and inspirational. Bobby Whittaker will be joining us for a Q & A after the film.