Thursday, November 8, 2012
McMenamins Bagdad Theater Presents:
“Legend Of Aahhh’s”
Plus, a special appearance by filmmaker Greg Stump!
6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. film
Minor with parent or guardian
$10 per person
“Legend Of Aahhh’s”
Twenty five years after unleashing the award winning ski film Blizzard Of Aahhh’s upon the world, Greg Stump (Lifetime achievement award from International Ski History Association, Maine State Ski Hall of Fame, Named one of the 25 most influential people in skiing by Skiing magazine) returns to the ski film genre with Legend Of Aahhh’s.
After fifteen years working the Hollywood scene directing commercials including Disney’s 2001 Tony Hawk Super Bowl spot and music videos for Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real, Seal, Art Of Noise, Dinosaur JR., and The Beach Boys, Greg Stump returns to the ski film genre with Legend Of Aahhh’s.
Through a semi-autobiographical approach, Greg explores the history of the ski film and how these films influenced big mountain skiing… and pop culture with the birth of the extreme sports movement following the release of Blizzard Of Aahhh’s in 1988 and Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt’s pivotal appearance on NBC’s Today Show where the word and concept of “extreme” exploded into the consciousness of mainstream America.
From Otto Lang, John Jay, Warren Miller and what the young film makers (TGR and Matchstick) are creating today, Legend follows the life of the ski film and impact on big mountain skiing.
One of a kind interviews with Warren Miller, Dick Barrymore, Otto Lang, John Jay, Klaus Obermeyer, and the skiing of Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup, Lynne Wieland, and many more, drive the film to the peaks.
Bursting with an amazing soundtrack featuring Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real (Willie Nelson’s 22-year-old musical prodigy and his ripping band), Fort Knox Five, and Bran Van 3000, Troubleman, Atomic Bonds, Makana, AME and Liquid Stranger, “Legend” is in a genre of it’s own.
Another silky journey down the ski bum highway from Greg Stump.
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