The only way is up for Ed Hillary (Chad Moffit) and Tenzing Norgay (Sonam Sherpa) in the Mt Everest docudrama Beyond the Edge, one of two films to screen at an outdoor cinema for the Summerdaze Festival in Queenstown on Friday and Saturday. Photo: supplied
The stories of Edmund Hillary's ascent of Mt Everest and an
all-Aboriginal girl pop group that entertains troops in
Vietnam will be screened outdoors as part of the Summerdaze
New Zealand docudrama Beyond the Edge will be shown at
an outdoor cinema on Saturday, and Australian comedy drama
The Sapphires the previous night.
Queenstown Lakes District Council arts and events facilitator
Jan Maxwell said in a statement outdoor movies had always
been a highlight of the festival.
''What better way to put yourself in the footsteps of New
Zealand's most famous mountaineer than by watching this
acclaimed documentary in the midst of our spectacular
mountains,'' Mrs Maxwell asked.
• Weather permitting, both screenings will begin at the Red
Barn near Remarkables Park Town Centre, Frankton, about
9.45pm. Admission is $5 per person.