|Stowe Mountain Film Festival|
Stowe Mountain Film Festival 2014
The 12th Annual Stowe Mountain Film Festival begins November 29, 2014 with Matchstick Production’s Days of My Youth. This year, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center bring to Stowe a collection of films reflecting this community’s diverse interests in sports, adventure and culture. With support from the John M. Bissell Foundation, the SMFF runs through the winter.
All films will be screened at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and begin at 7:00pm. Click here for tickets.
November 29: Days of My Youth – Matchstick Productions. This new MSP/Matchstick Productions film exposes the joys and struggles associated with a lifetime built around skiing, with insights by a cast of modern day ski superstars.
December 6: Moulin Rouge – The Ballet. Turn of the century Paris… a city of exquisite contradiction, fueling the souls of poets and the hearts of lovers… an intimate world of truth and artifice brought to life by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
December 26-29; January 2, January 18, 2015: No Turning Back - Warren Miller. Miller’s 65th ski film, takes ski fans to the world’s most exotic destinations and reveals legendary lines with skiing and boarding stars, taking viewers on the ride of a lifetime. (Note: December 26, 27, 29 at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum).
January 10: Pantani – The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the savior of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport.
February 19: Grazing the Sky. An intimate portrait of the lives of modern circus performers in and out of Cirque Du Soleil. The film follows the stories of several different performers and gives viewers an unprecedented look into their lives and art.
February 21: The Tempest. This culminating masterpiece of Shakespeare’s career pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. This spectacular and griping play starring Christopher Plummer and is captured by 14 high definition cameras that gives the viewer an upfront and intimate theatrical experience unlike any other.
April 11: DamNation. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Tickets for the films in the Stowe Mountain Film Festival are $12 (SPPAC partners and VTSSM members are offered a discount). To purchase tickets please visit www.sprucepeakarts.org, or call the box office 802-760-4634. All films (except the December 26, 27, and 29 No Turning Back) will be shown at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, Vermont, at the top of Mountain Road and the base of Spruce Peak.
About the Stowe Mountain Film Festival
Stowe Mountain Film Fest began in 2003, the brain child of Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum volunteers and supporters Ian Lamphere and Justin Reyher. SMFF brings the best new outdoor, adventure, sport, and culture films to Stowe. Organizers strive to curate films from locations across the world which reflect the interests and values of people visiting and living in Vermont. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard and Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center started to co-present the SMFF in 2013 so to offer the audience a first class viewing experience.
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