The Climb (2019)

Director: Michael Angelo Covino Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2020

Starring: Gayle Rankin, Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino

“A brilliant reinvention of the buddy comedy”

Eric Kohn, IndieWire

About the film:

Official Selection of Cannes, Telluride, Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto.

The story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film showing the tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men through years of laughter, heartbreak and rage.

About the filmmakers:

Co-written and produced by real-life best friends Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin based on their 2018 short film, an Official Selection of Sundance. Prior to directing The Climb, Covino co-wrote, produced, and acted in Keep In Touch, winner of a 2015 Austin Film Festival Audience Award. Covino and Marvin are partners at the production company Unbundled Underground.

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