The Statement of Youth film tour is coming soon! We have a week of venues booked the week commencing 18th March and we are adding new dates imminently. We also have a short clip from the film in which Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon and others talk about the introduction of the legendary cellar boards and how they changed the climbing standards overnight.
The film looks good and received very positive support for the trailer.
It undoubtedly cost money to make.
Originally it was probably conceived as a festival film and then release here. Then "Free Solo" happened...and won an Oscar... and the zeitgeist was suddenly shifted so that a wider public might take interest.
So a "local showings" tour probably makes economic sense.
The UKC website will only garner loyalty plus some referrals in (which equate to views and ad revenues but pretty small) - so it's last in line.
But, as we enjoy an excellent and free resource, not good manners to complain, eh?