Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

March 08, 2018 7:30 pm

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Broad/CIRM Center, Keck School of Medicine

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
Screening of the documentary Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

The Southern California Mountaineering Association (SCMA), The Keck Climbing Club, and Stronghold Climbing Gym are excited to host a screening of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey on March 8, 2018, 7:30 PM.

Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

Fred Beckey passed away peacefully on October 30, 2017. Fred was a true American icon. His legacy is profound, and he has inspired countless people to explore this amazing planet.

The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film. There is only one Fred Beckey. His legacy in the mountains will live on forever.

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey played more than 25 film festivals in 2017, winning 13 awards including five Grand Prizes and two Audience Awards.  

Tickets: tickets may be purchased in advance for $15.00 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirtbag-the-legend-of-fred-beckey-tickets-42622268352

March 8, 2018, 7:30-9:00 pm
Broad/CIRM Center, Keck School of Medicine
1st Floor Conference Room
1425 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Broad/CIRM Center (enter from Eastlake Ave) or on streetsides Eastlake Ave, Norfolk St, Biggy St, or Alcazar St.

For more information about the film, see the website: