The Climb

Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond — until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.

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Michael Angelo Covino




Director: Michael Angelo Covino
Executive Producer: Michael Bloom, Ryan Heller, Adam Pincus, Gilda Moratti
Producer: Noah Lang, Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin
Screenwriter: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin
Cinematographer: Zach Kuperstein
Editor: Sara Shaw
Music: Jon Natchez, Martin Mabz
Principal Cast: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt, Judith Godrèche
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Callan Stokes, Casting by: Jessica Kelly, Rebecca Dealy, Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen


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Jessica Uzzan
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Year: 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 98 mins