Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. After nearly a decade off from making movies, legendary film maker, Greg Stump, will preview his newest ski film, Legend of Aahhh’s, at The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on Friday, November 26th at 7:00pm.
I know, I can’t wait to see it myself. Twenty years after unleashing Blizzard of Aahhh’s upon the world, Greg Stump returns to explore the history of ski films in his latest movie, Legends Of Aahhh’s. Stump pursues and captures the culprits behind the evolution of skiing and ski films from freestyle to the extreme movement. Stump uses a semi-autobiographical approach to explore the history from 1920′s Germany to the modern athletes whose athletic and aerial prowess awes today’s viewers.
David Perry, Senior Vice President of Aspen Skiing Company, “Greg Stump is a long time friend and a creative genius. He continues to push the envelope with fresh aspects of skiing and his passion shows through every movie. For us to see his new film first is a great honor that I am personally very excited about.”
Legend of Aahhh’s focuses on how one ski movie, Stump’s 1988 classic The Blizzard of Aahhh’s, came to be, and in telling the tale retraces the history of all ski flicks,from their origins to the modern day, while acknowledging the contributions of film makers such as Leni Riefenstahl, Otto Lang, John Jay, Dick Barrymore and Warren Miller.
Legend makes the case that The Blizzard of Aahhh’s and its creator, Greg Stump, ushered in the cultural phenomenon that is today’s world of extreme sports. Blizzard had the great good fortune to not only tell a compelling story with a memorable cast – Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake and Mike Hattrup – it captured mainstream attention that gave the emerging extreme movement momentum. Unseen footage and interviews give a unique view into the amazing moment that changed an entire genre of film.
Like many of his other films, Stump has locked himself in an editing bay in San Pedro, California. “No one can believe me when I tell them that this is where I edit,” said Stump. “But for me it works well.” Stump or Stumpie has his brotherin refer will be locked in his bay right up until his flight departs departs LAX.
Legend of Aahhh’s ‘Out Of Focus Preview’ at The Wheeler Opera House, Friday, November 26 at 7pm. Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased at The Wheeler Opera House or by going to www.aspenshowtix.com.
Get you popcorn ready as this has got to be one of the most anticipated films in the history of mountain cinema!