Sandbox blew the budget on the 16 mm snowboard film and 200 rolls later, producers/directors Kevin Sansalone and Clayton Larsen couldn’t be more pleased. Some of the world’s top riders tear up the globe both at home on Whistler and Blackcomb, in the Whistler backcountry, the Alberta Rockies and Blue River, as well as overseas in Norway, Japan, Argentina and Chile.
Riders to look out for include Andrew Geeves, who opens the film, along with Sansalone, Andrew Hardingham, Mark Sollors, Rube Goldberg, Ryan Hall, Brendan Keenan, Rusty Ockenden, Andrew Skelhorn, Max Ritchie, Steve Cartwright, Dwayne Wiebe, Kael Hill, Kevin Griffin, Nash Lajeunesse, Geoff Brown, Andrew Burns, Mike Sudermann, Mikey Pederson and Logan Short.
The Time Well Wasted screening will include a feature presentation along with behind the scenes out takes and short features.
Photographer Brian Hockenstein will also show still images taken from the shoots.
Tickets are $10 and are available at MY Place and ticketmaster.ca.
Artist call for Cornucopia entry
It’s time to get ARTrageous.
The Whistler Arts Council invites Sea to Sky artists to get involved with Cornucopia’s biggest art party, ARTrageous, which paints the town red Nov. 8 at The Brewhouse.
The Whistler Wine and Food Festival party includes a night of performances, visual arts and music celebrating the vibrant arts culture growing in Whistler.
Artists can submit applications for any medium, including photography, acrylics, watercolours, pen, pencil, oil and/or sculpture.
Submissions need to reflect this year’s party theme of Self Portrait – Inner Landscapes. Instead of focusing on the landscapes around us, the theme challenges artists to focus on themselves. Submissions can be anything from a self-portrait to an expression of the inner artist.
Eight to 10 applicants will be selected to showcase three to five works.
The submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 28.
For an application form, visit whistlerartscouncil.com or drop by the Whistler Arts Council building, located behind the Canada Post Office in MarketPlace.
Climbing film tour screens in Squamish
American free climbing legend Tommy Caldwell and the Reel Rock Film Tour partner for an evening of climbing slide shows and films Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish.
Caldwell will present a multi-media slide show drawing from his many firsts including his first ascents of two El Capitan free climbs in 24 hours.
Reel Rock also includes screenings of the films King Lines and Committed.
Producers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer teamed up to create King Lines: Chris Sharma’s Search For the Planet’s Greatest Climbs. The Emmy-winning picture roams Spain, France, California, Venezuela, Greece, Utah and Mallorca, capturing Sharma’s most outrageous ascents — including the first ascent of Es Pontas in the Mediterranean and Sharma’s current project, Mutant Message, soon to become the hardest sport route ever climbed.
The second film of the night, Committed, celebrates a new era of dangerous United Kingdom traditional climbing with heinous runouts, hairball first ascents and horrific falls.
Advance $15 tickets for the evening are available at Valhalla Pure and Climb On in Squamish, or on-line at squamishfilm.com.