Stoked on Winter Games Adventure Film Festival

These woods are lovely, dark and deep / But I have promises to keep

These woods are lovely, dark and deep / But I have promises to keep

Already fired up to watch The Denali Experiment and Superheroes of Stoke on night four of the Winter Games Adventure Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso, the audience got a sweet surprise when Red Bull Perspective – A Skateboarding Film was added to the roster at the last minute.
 
This first film brings together four skateboarders from across the US and Canada, each masters on their own terrain, to a common ground – Phoenix, Arizona, USA. By taking them out of their comfort zones we see how their varied skating backgrounds influence and shape their unique styles, skills and adaptability in different environments.
 
From the desert landscapes of the US we were then hurled to the highest mountain in North America, Denali, which rises to an elevation of 6,194m. In the Denali Experiment we follow freeski legend, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and freestyle snowboarder, Lucas DeBari along with a team of the finest mountaineers and filmmakers as they tackle a 10-day journey climbing and skiing this mighty beast of rock, snow and ice. This film captures the beauty, hilarity and humility that show up when we push ourselves far beyond the limits of what we thought once possible.
 
Headliner, Superheroes of Stoke, is a film that will join the ranks of other brilliant Matchstick Production (MSP Films) movies like Yearbook, Focused, Soul Sessions & Epic Impressions and McConkey, which is set to be released in October of this year.
 
Superheroes of Stoke is chock full of original footage interspersed with highlights from 20 years of archived features. This film will immediately make you want to head out in search of fresh pow. Consistently pushing the boundaries of freeskiing, these athletes demonstrate skills, courage and innovation that will leave you absolutely stunned. SoS not only honours the freeskiing legends who have made this sport what it is today but it also pays tribute to the heroes who gave their lives in pursuit of a life they loved.  We are reminded in the film, “To live and be as happy as you can, is the point of living.”
– PRAIRIE PRITCHETT

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