‘All.I.Can.’ hits Aspen screen
November 15, 2011
ASPEN – Alpine Initiatives and the Aspen Skiing Co.’s Environment Foundation are bringing the award-winning film “All.I.Can.” to the Wheeler Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Sherpas Cinema’s “All.I.Can.” is the first of its kind in the ski industry, as extreme skiing and face shots meet a greater message of keeping the sport sustainable and establishing a connection between the global situation and the ordinary individual. Among other awards, “All.I.Can.” most recently won Best Feature-Length Mountain Film at the Banff Film Festival in Canada. The film stars such skiing luminaries as Mark Abma and Rory Bushfield, and features several commentaries from Auden Schendler, Skico’s vice president of sustainability.
The Aspen premier of the film complements everything Skico stands for – “community, environment and skiing,” according to Schendler. It as a fundraiser for a ski industry nonprofit that helps people in need, most recently by building a sustainable AIDS orphanage in Africa. Second, it’s an important and thought-provoking film about beauty, environment, climate change and joy, Schendler said. Lastly, it kicks butt with powder shots and explosive music, he noted.
Before “All.I.Can.” will be the Aspen premier of local Matt Hobbs’ and Vital Film’s 22-minute film, “If You Want To Fly,” shot in Aspen/Snowmass and featuring local athletes Torin Yater-Wallace, Matt Walker, Nick DeVore, Charlie Lasser and others.
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit Alpine Initiatives, a local nonprofit focused on engaging the snow sports community in sustainable initiatives that connect people and planet. Tickets are available at http://www.aspenshowtix.com and at the Wheeler. Doors open at 7 p.m.
After the film, head to a party at the Red Onion at 9:30 p.m. that also benefits Alpine Initiatives. The entry free includes free beer until it runs out and $3 well cocktails. Entry to the after-party is $5 for guests with a ticket from the show, or $10 without a ticket.
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