Northern California Action/Sports Film Festival
Sept 28-30, 2012
Trailers, tix and more info at http://www.sfindie.com
These Are The Real Action/Adventure Films!
With beautiful cinematography, fascinating real life characters and stories of triumph over adversity, action sports and adventure films are some of the most entertaining and thrilling films around. The Festival will present films with surfing, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, bouldering, downhill skateboarding, slacklining and environmental issues related to surfing and mountaineering.
San Francisco: Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St
Walnut Creek: Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Sunnyvale: Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave
Santa Cruz: Grind Out Hunger Headquarters, 912 41st Ave
Mission Cliffs: 2295 Harrison St at 19th, San Francisco
Films play simultaneously in all venues (except Sunday’s noon program) and are suitable for all ages. $5 admission/donation, SF, WC, SV proceeds benefit SF IndieFest. SC proceeds benefit Grind Out Hunger. Both organizations are 501c3 non-profits. Patrons under 21 are FREE (online RSVP recommended). The full festival pass is $25. Buy a pass and receive a $10 Sports Basement Gift Card! Seating is limited so advance tickets/passes recommended. Tix available at sfindie.com.
Festival attendees will receive 10% discount on all purchases at Sports Basement AND Sports Basement will match the total amount of savings and contribute that to SF IndieFest as well! You get new gear, you get a nice discount and IndieFest gets a donation based on your purchases. Everybody wins!
FRIDAY SEPT 28
1230p: ON THE TRAIL OF GLACIERS, Mountaineering
The purpose of this film is to determine, on the basis of historic photographs, to what extent the most delicate and important system on earth – the cryosphere – has changed over the past century.
2p: DEFY: THE DANNY HARF PROJECT, Wakeboarding
Three years in the making, Defy is a visual overdose of wakeboarding at its highest level, starring four-time X Games gold medalist Danny Harf and his crew of progressive riders.
330p: FRONTIER, Kayaking
Rush Sturges's film Frontier breaks new ground for whitewater kayakers, a story about extreme kayakers chasing their turbulent dreams to such exotic locations as Mexico, China, Iceland, Norway, Northwest U.S.A., B.C., and Quebec.
445p: FORMAT PERSPECTIVE, Skateboarding
Filmed on super 8, this film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the work, lives and opinions of six European skate photographers and the skating that these guys like to shoot, as well as the resulting photos that emerge from these sessions.
620p: A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE, Surfing
Opening Night Film
This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing’s deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man’s perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world. In famed surf photographer Jack McCoy's latest film, today’s leading surfers are linked to those who came before, for a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture.
8p: OPENING NIGHT PARTY AT MISSION CLIFFS
DJs, drinks, nibbles and free climbing plus Snowboarding and Climbing short films by Standard Films and Reel Rock. Athletes in attendance.
SATURDAY SEPT 29
12p: 40 DAYS AT BASE CAMP, Mountaineering
Dianne Whelan captures a fascinating, intimate portrayal of life at the base of Mt. Everest, the ‘goddess’ to the local people and a place of staggering physical and spiritual beauty. The film sheds a provocative light on a community of people that are brought together in their quest to reach the top of the world and the challenges that journey brings.
Filmmaker in attendance
2p: LOST AND FOUND, Surfing
This is about the discovery of an epic collection of some of the best surfing photographers from the period of time that shaped the sport as we know it today. Filmmaker in attendance.
330p: WYOMING TRIUMPH, Ski/Snowboarding
Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of hard-charging, dedicated skiers and watch as they explore the state with the most rugged and remote terrain in the lower forty-eight.
5p: MANUFACTURING STOKE, Surfing
Surfers are directly connected to the earth’s pulse and yet a majority of the materials used are environmentally toxic. Amid timid efforts from the industry’s biggies, a plethora of grassroots up-and-comers is redefining what a surfer is able to ride.
SUNDAY SEPT 30
Sun Matinee at San Francisco and Santa Cruz only - 1230p: SHORT FILMS
Bouldering, Slacklining, Surfing, Skating
215p: DROP, Downhill Skateboarding
DROP propels you into the rush of flying down mountain roads with the world’s best downhill skateboarders.
340p: FREEDOM RIDERS, Mountain Biking
A story of a core group of riders who evolved from covertly building rough illegal trails to creating a precedent setting relationship with the Forest Service and building the best Freeride trails in the country.
5p: SOLITAIRE, Ski/Snowboarding
Closing Night Film
With beautiful cinematography, SOLITAIRE fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film.
Sponsored by: Sugarbowl, Sports Basement, Mission Cliffs, SF Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian, East Bay Express, SF Station, KALX, Black Star Beer, Air.
Trailers, tix and more info at http://www.sfindie.com