AGAINST THE GRAIN, A TARA DAKIDES DOCUMENTARY HITS STORES TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH

Mammoth Mountain and Los Angeles to host Premiere events!

Los Angeles, CA – November 10, 2008:  The real life story of one of snowboarding’s most celebrated athletes, Tara Dakides, hits core snow stores across the country Tuesday, November 25th. Against the Grain, narrated by Alecia ‘Pink’ Moore and directed by award-winning filmmaker Josh Landan, documents Tara as she overcomes amazing obstacles and many career- threatening injuries to become one of the most influential female snowboarders of our time. Her story is one of determination to overcome the confusion of growing up on her own and following her heart.  From her darkest experiences to her most beloved accomplishments, Against the Grain reveals the life-changing moments that made her who she is today.  Tara Dakides, one of the most decorated gold medal athletes of the X Games, is ready to share her story for the first time.

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Two Premiere events will bring together fans, the snow industry and athletes to celebrate the release of the DVD as well as Tara and all her accomplishments.

Saturday, November 15 – Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Lakes Art Center
549 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA
6:30 p.m. Doors
7:00 p.m. Screening starts

Tara Dakides and director Josh Landan will be in attendance.

FREE ADMISSION – ALL AGES WELCOME

Tuesday, November 18 – Los Angeles
Cinespace
7:00 p.m. Doors
8:00 p.m. Screening starts
6356 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA

Tara Dakides, director Josh Landan, Jamie Anderson, Anne-Flore Marxer, and Scotty Lago will be in attendance.

FREE ADMISSION – ALL AGES WELCOME

For more information, contact:

Amy Sorensen Botts                        Christy Anderson
Billabong USA                                 Sportnet / Snowboarder.com
949.753.7222                                  310.407.0333
amy@billabong-usa.com                  canderson@sportnet.com