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The Climb


Kyle and Mike (Kyle Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino) 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.


Critical Notes

"Covino shows truly impressive formal control, incorporating sophisticated camerawork and tightly coiled edits while allowing time, space and rhythm - in short, the foundations of cinema - to play as equal participants in the comedy." - Ben Croll, TheWRAP


Film Information

Director: Michael Angelo Covino
Cast:: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 94 minutes 
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Mongrel Media
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR



DateCircuit CentreLocation
April 22, 2020North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Park & Tilford- Cineplex Odeon
North Vancouver, BC
April 26, 2020Fundy Cinema
Acadia Cinema Co-op's Al Whittle Theatre
Wolfville, NS
April 27, 2020Stittsville Rotary International Film Series
Landmark 24 Kanata
Stittsville, ON
May 31, 2020Northumberland Film Society
Rainbow Cinemas - Northumberland Mall
Cobourg, ON
June 10, 2020Vernon Film Society
Galaxy Cinemas Polson Mall
Vernon, BC

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.