If witnessing death-defying snowboard tricks and ski turns all day on the hill isnt enough to quench your crazy-antic cravings during the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, then perhaps a batch of action movies on the side will help.
Whistler will unveil the world premiere of the mountain bike movie Kranked 5 during WSSF, plus play host to two other film festivals from Biglines.com and Sawtooth Films. Heres the screening schedule to mark in your diaries, which by now must be filling up mighty fast with WSSF events:
Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
Biglines.com Snow Film Fiesta: An entire evening dedicated to original snow sports adventure from some of the best photographers and filmmakers in North America. The second annual Snow Film Fiesta will feature photography and cinematography from local rock stars like Ryan Creary, Eric Crosland and Paul Cotton of 2 Track Productions. Also on the Biglines bill will be the Climb Sepu movie by Marmot/Gore-Tex, along with films from Big Mountain Canada Productions, Thunderbolt Productions, NS Media, The Ride Guide, Storm Show Studios, Loose Cannon Productions, Freeskier Productions, Biglines.com and many more. For more information check out the events page on www.biglines.com. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Sunday, April 13 at 6:30 & 9 p.m.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Macdonald Ballroom
Kranked 5 World Premiere: Harnessing the most awesome new talent the mountain bike world has ever seen, Kranked 5 features RedBull Rampage winners Tyler Klassen and Darren Berrecloth, style master Thomas Vanderham, infamous trails master Ryan Leech, Aussie Speed Demon Johnny Waddell, the Superheros Aaron Peters, Gareth Dyer, Brian O, Randy Spangler, and Andrew Shandro. Tickets available at local bike shops in Whistler and Squamish. $12 for adults or $6 for students and kids under 12. Check www.radical-films.com for more information.
Friday, April 18 at 9:30 p.m.
Sawtooth Adrenaline Film Festival: An eye-opening collection of adventure and adrenaline films featuring kayaking, mountain biking, base jumping, kite boarding, skiing and unicycling. Sawtooth Films has been entertaining audiences for four years with its adrenaline-charged film tours throughout the United States, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. They have built a strong reputation for the safe execution of extreme and adventurous sports by experienced professionals and draw a highly motivated audience. Working with the best-known names in the industry as well as independent first-timers, they create a diverse mix of high quality heart-pumping entertainment. This years collection includes work from Scott Lindgren Productions, Teton Gravity Research, Treetop Films, Black & White Productions and more. Tickets are $10 from Ticketmaster or at the door. Check out www.sawtoothfilms.com for more information.