1091 Media is teaming with outdoor retailer REI to release “Return to Mount Kennedy,” a documentary helmed by Eric Becker that combines elements of history, politics, mountaineering and even some grunge, with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder providing original music.
A plan is underway for a fall theatrical release followed by an on-demand bow on November 5. REI will also host in-store screenings nationwide.
The film’s plot sets its base camp on March 20, 1965, when Bobby Kennedy became the first human to stand atop a peak in the Canadian Yukon that had just been named to honor his brother John F. Kennedy, assassinated two years earlier.
His guide was Jim Whittaker, who at 28 had became the first American to summit Mt. Everest and later became CEO of REI.
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