Aspen/Snowmass announces full movie lineup for 9th annual Meeting

By Real Aspen
September 9, 2013

Aspen/Snowmass recently announced the full movie schedule for the ninth year of The Meeting, happening in Aspen, Colo., September 26 –28.

The event will deliver a packed schedule of the top 2013-2014 ski and snowboard movies, live music, parties, activities and a conference with top-notch speakers. Individual show tickets for movies at the Wagner Park Theater and live music at the Belly Up are now on-sale. For movie trailers and event information visit www.aspensnowmass.com/themeeting.

The conference, activities and industry happy hour will only be accessible to those registered for The Meeting. Information on the conference speakers and registration is available by visiting www.aspensnowmass.com/meetingreg.

Tickets to movies at the Wagner Park Theater will be sold separately through the Wheeler Opera House box office or online at www.aspenshowtix.com. Tickets for music and movies at the Belly Up Aspen will be available through the Belly Up Box office and online at www.bellyupaspen.com/events. The D&E and Four-Mountain Sports Fashion Show at the Belly Up will be free to the public but tickets must be purchased for the DJ Shadow show that follows.

The NEPSA Video Awards

The NEPSA Awards will once again be the kick-off event for The Meeting. The NEPSA Awards are a chance to check out some creative shorts from local and regional videographers and athletes that have an emphasis on fun and incorporate one of this year’s themes: Dawn Patrol, Apocalypse, Sunday FunDay. Entrants compete for a $3,500 prize purse so come cheer them on and vote for your favorite.

Musical Performances

DJ Shadow with Salva

DJ Shadow is widely credited as a key figure in developing the experimental instrumental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo' Wax label. Inspired by hip-hop's early years, he then grew to absorb the heyday of crews like Eric B. & Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs, and Public Enemy; groups which prominently featured DJs in their ranks. Shadow's first full-length, "Endtroducing...", was released in late 1996 to immense critical acclaim in Britain and America.

Films

Friday presents Jake Blauvelt, Naturally

Jake Blauvelt and friends seek new lines across the globe in Naturally, a snowboarding media project two years in the making presented by Oakley, Adidas and Ride Snowboards. Jake has been searching for natural lines for most of his career. The last two years he has documented what it takes. Featuring Terje Håkonsen, Kazuhiro Kokubo, John Jackson and Eric Jackson.

Level 1 presents Partly Cloudy

Everything is baked. The snow has turned to mush and that burn is starting to peel. Fortunately, for those seeking cover from the glare there is a reset on the way. Hot on the heels of Level 1’s award-winning film Sunny comes a slightly different forecast. No major disturbances or low-pressure fronts, just a healthy mix of skiing, music and personality with a low ultraviolet index.

Nike Snowboarding presents Never Not: Part II

Never Not Part II takes a deeper look at snowboarding, going beyond the action, the tricks, and the travel to expose the people behind the progression. By elevating the voices and viewpoints of the world’s best riders, this film taps into the snowboarding spirit, exposing audiences to the sport’s unique culture and characters. Getting up close and personal with the riders, we learn what it takes and what it means to realize your potential and live the snowboard dream. Exploring the creativity and ambition that drives these riders, snowboarding expands. It becomes a metaphor for freedom and an inspiration to pursue your passions whatever they may be. This film features footage from Aspen/Snowmass.

Poor Boyz Productions and Red Bull Media House presents Tracing Skylines
Every skier knows what it’s like to call a few friends, pack up and head out for a trip. Rather than spend another winter chasing storms, six of the top pros and their closest pals embark on their own interpretations of a “trip of a lifetime,” taking them deep into new and uncharted territory. Featuring Sean Pettit, Pep Fujas, Seth Morrison, Karl Fostvedt, Julien Regnier and Bobby Brown.

Sherpas presents Into the Mind

From the creators of the award winning film All.I.Can, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest feature film, Into The Mind. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices.

Sweetgrass presents Valhalla

Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions’ fourth feature film, is the tale of one man’s search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Weaving narrative-driven style with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow and nostalgic soul. Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, Kazushi Yamauchi, Zack Giffin and Molly Baker.

Teton Gravity Research presents Way of Life

For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life - it’s a way of life. The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks, but also how they approach the world. And whether athletes spend their days dropping first descents in Alaska, lapping the local mountain, or training for the Olympics, they’re part of a community built around a shared passion. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents and cultures, transforming strangers into friends. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation.

TransWorld SNOWboarding presents Nation

Nation brings together a crew of mountain men, legends, rookies, contest kids, and street shredders from around the world. The goal: to showcase all aspects of snowboarding and put a time stamp on the current state of the nation.

Will Film For Food presents LIVIN

LIVIN is the first movie of a new journey brought to you by “Will Film For Food,” an Aspen, Colo. based independent production company focused on snowboarding. Starring Frederik Kalbermatten, Forrest Bürki, Mason Aguirre, Aurel Anthamatten, Erik Botner, Shayne Pospisil, Matt Edgers, Nick Ennen, Wyatt Stasinos, Cory Stasinos, Nick Russell, Forest Bailey, Blake Paul, and Patrick McCarthy. Filmed on location in Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

Shorts

Burton presents [STREET]

The second of a four-part series, Burton Presents [STREET] features progressive street riding from Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Mark Sollors and Ethan Deiss from locations all around the world including Japan, Minnesota, and Canada. Look for insane wall rides, huge handrails, massive gaps and more from this creative team of urban assailants.

Stept Productions and Network A presents Simon Dumont: A Decade Of Freeskiing Progression

Simon Dumont has dedicated 10 years of his life to leading the progression of freeskiing, a journey that has led to the inaugural inclusion of freeskiing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Produced by Stept Productions and Network A, this feature release of Simon Dumont’s “Drop In” web series presents the greatest moments of Simon’s career to date including the setbacks that come with pushing the limits.

Vital Films presents INSIGHT featuring Aspen/Snowmass athlete Aidan Sheahan

Vital Films presents INSIGHT with Aidan Sheahan. A unique look into skiing and the power that lies within the athletes mind to push one’s self. It’s more than expanding your physical talent, it’s your goals and vision that gets you where you want to go. “Action sports are a mental game," says Aidan Sheahan. Every trick, variation and landing is generated in your mind as a vision or dream of what you want to do next.”

LODGING:

The Limelight Hotel will once again be the official headquarters for The Meeting. A special 35 percent off published rates for all available room categories is available for guests of the event. There is two night minimum stay required to guarantee these rates. To make your reservation please email reservations@limelighthotel.com or call 800.433.0832 and reference “The Meeting.”

Video & Photos:

Follow @AspenSnowmass on twitter for all the latest updates. Please note the official hashtag of event: #TheMeeting9. To check out everything that went down at The Meeting 8 last year click here: https://vimeo.com/50639335 or visit www.flickr.com/photos/aspensnowmass/sets/72157631643743776/ for photos.

The Meeting is sponsored by Bud Light, Helly Hansen, Red Bull, Audi, Target, RESQWATER and GoPro.


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