Finke: There and Back
The Finke Desert Race is like a religion. From Alice Springs in central Australia there is a thin, sandy track that stretches 230km to the dry Finke River bed, which is the oldest river in the world. Each year over 600 dirt bike riders tackle the terrain that is known locally as God’s country, in a quest to simply make it there and back. Finke: There and Back delves below the surface to uncover what makes the riders tick, what drives them to keep putting their lives on the line every time they strap on their helmets.
Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike DeGruy
Irrepressibly enthusiastic underwater filmmaker Mike DeGruy filmed the oceans for more than three decades until he died suddenly back in 2012. DeGruy became as famous for his on camera storytelling as he was for his gloriously intimate visions of the sea as well as the creatures living in it. His wife and filmmaking partner Mimi deGruy was inspired to share his filmmaking and storytelling legacy, so she returned to the editing suite to produce Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy as a way to continue spreading his mission for protecting the ocean.
This film follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of his surfing and his ongoing relationship with the big waves. Tracing his lineage all the way back to his pioneering grandfather surfing at North Shore in Oahu, Fletcher shares stories of his passionate pursuit with fellow legends of surfing and skateboarding. Heavy Water is a voyage that delves deep into the culture of board sports, As Fletcher once again attempts to raise the bar of what’s possible with the culmination of a spectacular stunt that’s never been performed before.
Exhilarating, suspenseful, and emotionally charged, award winning film chronicles the precedent-setting sea voyage around the world of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards with an all-female crew. Although she was blessed with tremendous self-belief, she was also beset by crippling doubts and only made it through thanks to the support of her remarkable crew. With their help, she went on to shock everyone in the sport by proving that women truly are the equal of men. Maiden is an inspirational story of how a charter boat cook in 1989 went on to become the skipper of the first ever all-female crew sailing in the Whitbread Round the World Race.
Presented by The North Face, Winterland celebrates the connection between the athletes and the roots of skiing and snowboarding, while also showcasing the adventure and pure joy associated with snow sports. By exploring their history, it demonstrates just how intimately connected we all are with those who came before us. From the first Norse skier who lived over 4,000 years ago, to riding the first descents on unnamed peaks around the world, Winterland tells a story of connectivity that is palpable to all who love snow-capped mountains.
More than an extreme sports film, the latest Nuit de la Glisse film Magnetic is a true adventure. It is the story of men and women who are attracted by the magnetic force of the unleashed elements. Magnetic follows the team with the latest camera technology as they travel to the most remote locations in the world, from Pakistan to New Zealand to the Islands of Tahiti, joined by the best athletes in their discipline to capture on film a modern day adventure. You too will become drawn to the natural world like a magnet, hoping that it never ends.
Own The Sky
Shot over ten-years, the film chronicles David Mayman’s relentless obsession with the tantalizing potential of jetpacks. David’s quest to fulfill his childhood dream becomes like an all-consuming addiction that very nearly costs him his both his family and his life, until the climax of Own The Sky sees him attempting the world’s first jetpack flight around the Statue of Liberty.
Like Harvey, Like Son
Cincinnati-based high school teacher and ultra-runner Harvey Lewis III set out on May 30th, 2018 to break the record for the Fastest Known Time on the Appalachian Trail. Separated from his father by divorce early in his youth, he *knew* that this challenge would mean much more than just putting in the miles from the moment his 78-year-old father Harvey Jr. offered to be his crew chief. Like Harvey, Like Son tells the story of how they navigated the challenges of remote wilderness and unpredictable weather together as a team on their 2,190 mile journey to the very top of Mount Katahdin.
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