All.I.Can (Ski)

Posted January 6, 2012 in
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Sherpas Cinema
X-Dance Screening: Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 7pm

The latest release from Sherpas Cinema, All.I.Can takes the helm and controls the audience’s emotions for the next hour. Directed by the talents of Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland, this film goes beyond the traditional idea of a ski movie. The viewer is treated to dramatic time lapses and film sequences of natural phenomena around the world. The contrast of industry and nature lead the audience into a new realm, and then, BANG, the powder starts flying and the music amps up. Traveling to exotic locations like the Chilean Andes, Greenland and Morocco, the skiers tee off and begin to shred the gnar. Fantastic fade-ins of terrain in the summer and winter alter your perception as the rider’s lines are gobbled up by another season. The creative cinematography in this film captures the true essence of the sport. Showcasing the talents of young guns Johnny Collinson and Kye Petersen, the movie also depicts where the future of skiing is headed. In addition to the fine camera work, there is an underlying message of profound environmentalism. The athletes admit that skiing is becoming less sustainable with the use of helicopters, snowmobiles and the expansion of mega resorts. Although the message becomes a bit in-your-face and over-the-top by the end of the feature, it does serve as a potent reminder to snow sliders everywhere that our precious powder could be in jeopardy in the near future. The film climaxes with a chapter titled “Revelation,” and it depicts the riders achieving their ultimate line from each journey. A must see for those who love action, but also appreciate the finer aspects of natural beauty and cultural ambiance. –Sean Zimmerman-Wall