The sixth installation of Aspen/Snowmass’ The Meeting will deliver a packed schedule of the top 2010-2011 ski and snowboard movies and is accompanied by a strong music lineup featuring DJ Muggs and hip-hop great Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, both performing at Belly Up.
A highlight for The Meeting will be a showing of Teton Gravity Research’s (TGR) “Light the Wick” at the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain on Thursday evening. In addition ski films from Matchstick, Level 1, Poor Boyz Productions, Stan Evans Photography, Tyler Stableford and Davensport MountainSport & Granite Films will be showing. TGR will show a second film called “Deeper” falling into the snowboard category of films along with showings from Forum Snowboards, Standard Films, TransWorld Snowboarding, a Pirate Movie Production and Volcom & Veeco Entertainment film.
Tickets for The Meeting are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up. Each screening at the Wheeler includes two movies and tickets are $10 per screening. Sundeck pricing is $10. Belly Up pricing is $25 for Friday including two movies a performance by DJ Muggs. Belly Up pricing for Saturday is $32 including two movies and a performance by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Tickets for the Wheeler movies and TGR at The Sundeck can be purchased at www.wheeleroperahouse.com or 970-920-5770. Tickets for Belly Up can be purchased at www.bellyupaspen.com or 970-544-9800.
The Meeting is sponsored by Audi, Helly Hansen, Bud Light, Skullcandy, Alienware and Contour. For more information regarding Aspen/Snowmass, The Meeting and to view teasers of each movie please visit www.aspensnowmass.com/themeeting or call 970/925-1220.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wheeler Opera House
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. NEPSA Video Awards
The Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
9 p.m. Silver Queen Gondola Opens
10 p.m. Teton Gravity Research – Light the Wick
11 p.m. After Party at the Sundeck
Friday, September 24, 2010
Screening #1 – Wheeler Opera House
5 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m. Davensport MountainSport & Granite Films – Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey
6:15 p.m. Poor Boyz Productions – Revolver
Screening #2 – Wheeler Opera House
8 p.m. Doors open
8:30 p.m. TransWorld Snowboarding – In Color
9:30 p.m. Volcom & Veeco Entertainment – 9191
Showing #3 – Belly Up Aspen
9 p.m. Doors
10 p.m. Level 1 – Eye Trip
11:15 p.m. Stan Evans Photography – Say My Name
12 a.m. After Party with DJ Muggs
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Screening #4 – Wheeler Opera House
4:30 p.m. Doors open
5 p.m. Teton Gravity Research – Deeper
6:20 p.m. Standard Films – The Storming
Screening #5 – Wheeler Opera House
8 p.m. Doors open
8:30 p.m. Tyler Stableford – The Fall Line
8:50 p.m. Matchstick Productions – The Way I See It
Screening #6 – Belly Up
9 p.m. Doors open
10 p.m. Pirate Movie Production – Hooked
11 p.m. Forum Snowboards – F’ It
12 a.m. After Party with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Music and Movie Descriptions – The Meeting 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wheeler Opera House – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Aspen/Snowmass NEPSA Video Awards – 7 p.m.
The NEPSA Video Awards offer athletes and filmmakers from the region an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for a cash prize. Athletes are invited to create multimedia presentations using music, video, photography and other mediums, while incorporating one of the following themes: Ski School, Shreddin’ While Sleddin’ and Super Heroes.
The Sundeck on Aspen Mountain – Silver Queen Gondola loads at 9 p.m.
Teton Gravity Research – Light The Wick – 10 p.m.
The award-winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) present their newest ski film, Light The Wick. Follow the TGR crew as they discover Petersburg, Alaska; ski lines in Croatia, Italy and British Columbia; and freeride at Ripley Creek and North Cascades Heli. Light The Wick features Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Kye Petersen, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Dylan Hood, Sammy Carlson, Dash Longe, Rachael Burks, Callum Pettit, Wiley Miller, Erik Roner, Cody Townsend, Todd Ligare, Chris Benchetler, Shroder Baker, Daron Rahlves, Byron Wells, John Spriggs and more.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wheeler Opera House – Doors open at 5 p.m.
Davenport MountainSport & Granite Films – Australis: An Antartic Ski Odyssey – 5:30 p.m. – The film follows Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen and Andrea Binning as they sail from Argentina to Antarctica on a 23-meter boat named Australis, and then base camp off the boat to explore the untouched mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition takes place over 28 days exploring a range that has only seen a handful of ski expeditions, making this one of the world’s most pristine and unexplored mountain environments.
Poor Poyz Productions – Revolver – 6:15 p.m.
Poor Boyz Productions’ film Revolver presented by Salomon will showcase today’s raw talents of skiing in a high action, retrospective, yet progressive look at what factors are pushing the sport today. Starring current and future stars including Dane Tudor, Tim Durtschi, Simon Dumont, Sammy Carlson, TJ Schiller, Jossi Wells, JP Auclair, Charley Ager, Charles Gagnier, Mike Henitiuk, Andreas Hatviet, LJ Strenio, Leigh Powis, Matt Walker, Ian Cosco, Nick Martini, Pep Fujas, John Spriggs, Brandon Kelly, Alexis Godbout, Julien Regnier, Josh Stack, Riley Leboe and introducing Bene Mayr.
Wheeler Opera House – Doors open at 8 p.m.
TransWorld Snowboarding – In Color – 8:30 p.m.
TransWorld Snowboarding’s new feature film, In Color documents an action-packed winter with a diverse crew of snowboarding’s most talented riders. From the Canadian backcountry to the streets of the east coast to Scandinavian park sessions, the riding is heavy. “In Color” features legends like Devun Walsh and Jussi Oksanen not to mention Keegan Valaika, Mikkel Bang, Jake Olson-Elm, Phil Jacques Iikka Bäckström, Chris Bradshaw and Mark Sollors.
Volcom & Veeco Entertainment – 9191 – 9:30 p.m.
Veeco Productions is proud to present 9191, a sideways introspective into the bewildering snow-covered dreamscape of international time traveler and mystic of the shred – Gigi Rüf. Every year, Gigi circles the stratosphere in the name of snowboarding and 9191 is the accumulation of his visions from a season, documented in 16mm film, super 8, and highly defined video. The original soundtrack produced and composed by Baron, called Extremely Sorry, is exclusively for Volcom Entertainment. 9191 was filmed around the globe in New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Jackson Hole, Chile and Alaska. Throughout the film, Gigi was joined by friends and teammates: Wille Yli-Luoma, Bryan Iguchi, Luke Mitrani, Curtis Ciszek, Blair Habenicht, Nicolas Muller, Jake Blauvelt, Wolle Nyvelt and others.
Belly Up Aspen – Doors open at 9 p.m.
Level 1 – “Eye Trip” – 10 p.m.
Follow the Level 1 crew as they experiment with one of the largest gap jumps ever built in Sun Valley, Idaho, hit a record snowfall in Helsinki, Finland, and harvest the vast resources of Alaska. Level 1 will take you on the visual trip of a lifetime. Eye Trip features Ahmet Dadali, Tom Wallisch, Wiley Miller, Tanner Rainville, Phil Casabon, Duncan Adams, Adam Delorme, Josh Bibby, Parker White, Chris Logan, Mike Hornbeck, Corey Vanular, JF Houle, Henrik Harlaut, Liam Downey, Will Wesson, Jon Brogan, Logan Imlach and more.
Stan Evans Photography – Say My Name – 11:15 p.m.
Say My Name follows female professional skier Grete Eliassen through two of her strongest seasons to date. Shot fully in high-definition, the film explores what it’s like to be an international ski superstar, twenty-two year old Winter X Games gold medalist and female world record holder. In Grete’s words, “My main goal with this film is to inspire,” she says. “Women have been skiing hard forever and I want girls everywhere to see the full circle that I live.” Between blasting 31 feet off a world record hip jump in Utah and slashing lines at Red Bull Cold Rush in Retallack, BC, Grete has exited the 2010 season with locomotive-like energy.
DJ Muggs – 12 a.m.
Best known as Cypress Hill’s DJ and producer and as a member of part of the infamous group the Soul Assassins, Muggs has worked with Tricky, produced albums for House of Pain and Funkdoobiest and produced tracks for Ice Cube, KRS-One, Eminem and MC Eiht. His most recent work is a collaboration called The Grandmasters with legendary hip-hop artist GZA (The Genius).
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wheeler Opera House – Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Teton Gravity Research – Jeremy Jones’ Deeper – 5 p.m.
Teton Gravity Research is proud to announce a partnership with Jeremy Jones on a two-year snowboard project titled Deeper. The legendary eight-time Big Mountain Rider of the Year winner has been working with TGR since its inception in 1996. Jeremy and many other top freeriders including Jonaven Moore, Travis Rice and Xavier De La Rue will travel to remote ranges around the world as they attempt to push Big Mountain Riding to the next level.
Standard Films – The Storming – 6:20 p.m.
Big names. Big mountains. Big riding. This film spans from the Tahoe backcountry to the looming peaks of Iceland. The Storming will feature the riding of some of the most progressive riders in the business including Torstein Horgmo, Kazu Kokubo, the Helgason brothers – Eiki and Halldor – not to mention Xavier Delerue, Lonnie Kauk, Ryan Tiene, Sammy Luebke, Kazu Kokubo, Raewyn Reid, Erin Comstock, Leanne Pelosi, Hana Beaman, Kimmy Fasani and many more.
Wheeler Opera House – Doors at 8 p.m.
Tyler Stableford – The Fall Line – 8:30 p.m.
After losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq, 101st Airborne Ranger Heath Calhoun endures a tortuous recovery. Years later, the Virginia native finds freedom in an unlikely location, on the slopes of Aspen, Colo. Calhoun discovers an innate talent for ski racing, earning a coveted chance to represent his country again – as an athlete on the 2010 Paralympic ski team. With gold in the balance, Calhoun commits everything to the challenge.
Matchstick Productions – The Way I See It – 8:50 p.m.
MSP Films takes you inside the action with The Way I see It featuring several unique perspectives on the progression that took place during the winter of 2010. The Way I See It showcases the greatest deep powder, steep lines, and massive park features from British Columbia, Japan, Alaska, Colorado, Switzerland, Idaho, Washington, and many other locations worldwide with the most dominant cast of athletes ever compiled, including Mark Abma, Sean Pettit, Eric Hjorleifson, Henrik Windstedt, Bobby Brown, Colby West, James Heim, Richard Permin, Cody Townsend, Rory Bushfield, Ingrid Backstrom, Gus Kenworthy, Jacob Wester, Russ Henshaw and others.
Belly Up – Doors 9 p.m.
Pirate Movie Production – Hooked – 10 p.m.
Hooked is the newest treasure from Pirate Movie Production featuring all aspects of snowboarding. Expect mad rail slaughtering and natural backcountry snowboarding in locations including Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Helsinki, Finland; Arlberg, Austria; Avoriaz, France; Madonna, Italy; Jackson Hole, Tahoe, Montana; Akureyri, Iceland; and many more. Featured athletes include Halldor Helgason, Eiki Helgason, Marco Feichtner, Juuso Laivisto, Tyler Chorlton, Gigi Rüf, Sani Alibabic, Stephan Maurer, Arthur Longo, Björn Hartweger, Hans Ahlund, Danny Larsen, Gulli Gudmundson, Stian Solberg, Gerome”Coincoin”Matthieu, Teo Konttinen, Kalle Ohlson, Erik Botner and Elias Elhardt.
Forum Snowboards -F’ It – 11 p.m.
F’ It is the seventh team-inspired film brought to you by Special Blend, Forum and Foursquare and stars John Jackson, Stevie Bell, Nic Sauve, Jake Welch, Niko Cioffi, Cameron Pierce, Austen Sweetin, The Youngbloods and will co-star Peter Line, Pat Moore, Andreas Wiig and Daniel Ek.
Performance by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – 12 a.m.
This Grammy award-winning hip-hop group’s new tour, backed by a live band, will feature the lineup of Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone playing all their hits with a special emphasis on their hit 1999 sophomore CD, E. 1999 Eternal which included the hip hop classics “1st Of Tha Month” and “Tha Crossroads.”