180 South
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Inspired by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' 1968 excursion into Patagonia, adventurer Jeff Johnson sets out to retrace the footsteps of his heroes' arduous trek as filmmaker Chris Malloy follows with camera in hand. But despite the thrill of surfing the biggest wave he's ever encountered, Johnson quickly discovers just how treacherous things can get when you decide to challenge Mother Nature's majesty; in addition to enduring some particularly rough waters just off the coast of Easter Island, he quickly discovers that conquering Cerro Corcovado is no simple task. Later,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"A beautiful mess with a point of view that's way too easily distracted."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Documentary follows surfer/ rock climber/photographer Jeff Johnson as he attempts to replicate the 1968 sailing/climbing expedition of Yvon Chouinard ...and Doug Tompkins from California to the tallest mountain in Chilean Patagonia."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The film's a meandering affair. The camera's attention flits here and there -- Look! A mountain! Look! A valley! Look! A beach!"
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"In addition to the film's gentle activism comes a lovely perspective on life and our orientation to consumption that almost feels like antidote to the destructive "progress" that bests the explorers' paths."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"Eco-minded travel docu inspires serious wanderlust."
‑ Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
"If we're going to keep getting documentaries about the environment -- and let's face it, we are -- 180 Degrees South suggests an original way to structure them."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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