Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. September 2, 2011 – Aspen/Snowmass is proud to announce the movie lineup for the seventh year of The Meeting, going down in Aspen, Colo., September 29 – October 1. The event will deliver a packed schedule of the top 2011-2012 ski and snowboard movies and will feature live music and parties.
Tickets for movies at the Wheeler and the Sundeck party are now on sale through the Wheeler Opera House. Each screening at the Wheeler includes two movies (with the exception of Brain Farm’s The Art of Flight) and tickets are $10 per screening. Sundeck pricing is $15. To purchase tickets visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com <http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/> or call 970-920-5770.
Belly Up Aspen acts and pricing will be announced soon. Meeting sessions will also be announced soon.
The Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, September 29
NEPSA Video Awards Wheeler Opera House
6:30 p.m. Doors Open
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. NEPSA Video Awards
D&E Fashion Show Belly Up Aspen
10 p.m. D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop Fashion Show
11 p.m. After Party
Friday, September 30
Showing #2 Wheeler Opera House
5 p.m. Doors Open
5:30 p.m. Poor Boyz Productions – The Grand Bizarre
6:40 p.m. Level 1 Productions – After Dark
Showing #3 Wheeler Opera House
8 p.m. Doors Open
8:30 p.m. Brain Farm Digital Cinema – The Art of Flight
Showing #4 Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
10:30 p.m. Voleurz – That’s Fine
11:15 p.m. Teton Gravity Research – One For The Road
12 a.m. After Party
Saturday, October 1
Showing #5 Wheeler Opera House
4:30 p.m. Doors Open
5 p.m. Givin – One
6 p.m. Standard Films - TB20
Showing #6 Wheeler Opera House
7:30 p.m. Doors Open
8 p.m. 1242 Productions – The Ordinary Skier
9:30 p.m. Matchstick Productions – Attack of La Niña
Showing #7 Belly Up Aspen
11 p.m. Doors Open
11:15 p.m. Videograss – Retrospect
12 a.m. Pirate Movie Productions – Bottom Line
12:45 a.m. After Party
Complete movie descriptions:
Friday, September 30
Poor Boyz Productions – The Grand Bizarre – 5:30 p.m.
Poor Boyz Productions is proud to announce their lively new feature film The Grand Bizarre. This high energy production captivates viewers with insane multi-kinked urban rails, huge wall-rides, and epic powder runs; and this is only the beginning. Bobby Brown makes headlines with his featured triple cork 1440 segment as well as Simon Dumont’s session of the first ever cubed superpipe. Riders Bobby Brown, Simon Dumont, Sammy Carlson, Dane Tudor, LJ Strenio, Nick Martini, Bene Mayr, Charley Ager, Tim Durtschi, Riley Leboe, Leigh Powis, and more travel across North America and Finland in search of the most progressive urban lines imaginable. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/26346745
Level 1 – After Dark – 6:40 p.m.
Level 1 proudly introduces their 12th annual skiing production with a bang. Producer Josh Berman does an incredible job of blending the ‘go big or go home’ style of the backcountry with the newer technical riding of the streets. After Dark promises to not disappoint and includes everything from huge backwoods triple back flips to pristine private kicker sessions. Drawing from the influential music scene of Denver, Colorado, Level 1 heightens the viewing experience by adding carefully choreographed beats and lighting styles with the big bang riding style of pros such as Parker White, Ahmet Dadali, Tom Wallisch, JF Houle, Adam Delorme, Tanner Rainville, Mike Hornbeck, Niklas Eriksson, Duncan Adams, Josh Bibby and more. The level of urban creativity is unmatched by any other film, including many high risk switch-ups and disasters that would have never been imagined in previous films. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/25989763
Red Bull Media House & Brain Farm Digital Cinema – The Art of Flight – 8:30 p.m.
From the creators of That’s it, That’s All comes The Art of Flight, blending an aggressive snowboard film with the constant stresses involved in the snowboarding cinematography industry. Travis Rice and friends travel to the far reaches of the world to document many picturesque uncharted powder lines and hard line backcountry kickers. Producer Curt Morgan worked with Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Digital Media for two years to incorporate state-of-the-art cinematography techniques with unexplored terrain in Patagonia, Canada, Alaska, Romania, Jackson Hole, Austria, and Aspen/Snowmass. The Art of Flight shows first hand the many challenges faced by riders Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvick, Scotty Lago, Nicolas Müller, Jake Blauvelt, DCP, Gigi Rüf, and Pat Moore as they work to push snowboarding to a new level through many morale dropping events along the way. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/23342751
Voleurz – That’s Fine - 10:30 p.m.
This rowdy crew of riders based out of the Vancouver area knows how to have a fun time. Voleurz, known for its lifestyle clothing line, has produced the exciting film That’s Fine for this upcoming fall. The riders’ main objective throughout this film is to party hard while finding new creative riding styles. Skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and sledding are all seamlessly compiled into this action-packed unruly production. That’s Fine will feature riders KC Deane, Justin VDP, Max Hill, Braden Dean, Simon D’Artois, Mack Jones, Rob Heule and many more. Their hilarious yet daring actions throughout this film are certain to not disappoint. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/26711188
Teton Gravity Research Productions – One For The Road – 11:15 p.m.
TGR Productions cranked out this adrenaline pumping production from the 2011 ski season. Filled with obnoxiously huge backcountry cliff drops, One For The Road incorporates the journey these riders endure to find some of the greatest chutes and cliffs imaginable along with many ‘newschool’ urban riding styles. These skiers share their experiences with one another through the many days of road-tripping to destinations such as Japan, Montenegro, Macedonia, Iceland, France, Jackson Hole, Utah and Squaw Valley. Led by riders Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Griffin Post, Todd Ligare, Dash Longe, Daron Rahleves, Grete Eliassen, Byron Wells, Andreas Hatveit, Rory Bushfield, Tom Wallisch and many more, One For The Road captures the soaring intensity and high stakes consequences involved with this high speed, high action style of riding. Trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/26123348
Saturday, October 1
Givin – One - 5 p.m.
Just when you thought you had seen it all, Givin presents their new banger One. With an insane assortment of different riding styles, One shows every aspect of snowboarding imaginable. From heavy powder pillow riding, to massive road gaps, every segment is certain to keep you on edge. Starring riders such as Forest Bailey, Keegan Valaika, Wyatt Stasinos, Shayne Pospisil, Timmy Ronan, Cody Rosenthal,
Doran Laybourn, Jonas Michilot, Robbie Walker and more, this film shows immense diversity within the snowboarding culture and has great potential to grab the highest rating within the snowboarding film industry. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/25419643
Standard Films – TB20 - 6 p.m.
Standard Films went BIG this season with its 20th annual edition of the Totally Board series that was introduced in 1991. With the help of riders Sammy Luebke, Blair Habenicht, Mark Carter, Xavier De Le Rue, Kimmy Fasani, Ryan Tiene, Torstein Horgmo, Lonnie Kauk, Mads Jonsson and more, the Standard crew vividly displays the immense progression within the snowboarding industry over the past 20 seasons. Shot on location in Haines AK, Whistler Backcountry, Terrace BC, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Stockholm Sweden, Stranda and Oslo Norway, Akureyri Iceland, Jackson Hole, Calgary, Mammoth, Finland and many more, this film shows what it takes to make it big in the snowboarding industry. Everything from Torstein Horgmo slaying rails at Northstar to Kimmy Fasani’s season opening double back-flip, this film was made for the “jump first, think later” crowd. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/27315149
1242 & Oakley Productions - The Ordinary Skier – 8 p.m.
Follow Seth Morrison and friends around the world as they document the journey of what it takes to be a professional skier. This breathtaking documentary depicts Seth’s individual style of riding as well as his craze for skiing that enabled him to turn a passionate hobby into a successful career. From the slopes of South America, to the north face of Col du Plan in Chamonix, France, the guys are continuously faced with adrenaline pumping new lines throughout the film. Seth dives in depth about the many hardships involved with being a pioneer in the freestyle backcountry skiing industry, including his life changing decision to pursue skiing full time, which has led to his position as king of the backwoods. Trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/20387823
Matchstick Productions – Attack of La Niña – 9:30 p.m.
Matchstick Productions, holding seven titles for best movie of the year, comes forward this year to document a winter of the ages. Blessed with continuous powder resulting from an extraordinarily heavy La Niña effect, the Matchstick crew is once again fueling the skiing industry by capturing many high stakes powder lines through the backcountry of British Columbia, Alaska, Washington and Colorado. Attack of La Niña incorporates a well balanced use of insane backcountry features along with progressive park riding to visually overwhelm viewers throughout the film. Riders Bobby Brown, Cody Townsend, James Heim, Colby West, Ingrid Backstrom, Jacob Wester, Alex Schlopy, Rory Bushfield and more, are responsible for many huge inverted cliff hucks, smooth technical rail slides, and even the use of a steam locomotive as a tail tap. Trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/26021718
Videograss – Retrospect – 11 p.m.
Videograss has come through this season and will be presenting their feature snowboard film Retrospect. Compared to previous Videograss films, Retrospect will be slightly more contemporary with its ever-present display of big backcountry hucks with a twist of technical downtown rail riding. Retrospect will feature riders Alex Andrews, Alex Cantin, Ben Bilocq, Austin Smith, Curtis Ciszek, Bryan Fox, Ethan Deiss, Jake Kuzyk and more as they continue to throw down. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/18859798
Pirate Movie Productions – Bottom Line – 12 a.m.
Pirate Movie Productions is excited to announce their new film Bottom Line for the 2011 season. This year’s heavily themed video comes packed with insane style from “mateys” Marco Feichtner, Erik Botner, Gigi Rüf, Hans Ahlund, Markku Koski, Arthur Longo, Kalle Ohlson, Juuso Laivisto, Tyler Chorlton, Chris Sörman, Björn Hartweger, Danny Larsen, Teo Konttinen, Victor Teymurov, Stian Solberg, Gerome Mathieu, Werni Stock and more. Expect Pirate’s noteworthy smooth cinematography in combination with a killer soundtrack. Get ready to be blasted away by this year’s weapon of choice; the 16mm camera. http://www.pirate-movie-production.com