72SSIFF - 20/28 September 2024
Savage Cinema
Savage Cinema
Philippe Petit
87 min.
SPANISH PREMIEREThe trials and tribulations of a professional skateboarder who is on his last legs yet has no desire to end his career. For five years a filmmaker explores the fall of a man who is unable to maintain a professional career as his life becomes a downward spiral of parties and debauchery. Their relationship develops over time, and a character emerges against all odds. Danger Dave or The uncompromising adventures of a passion lived outside the norm.
Steve Winter, Murray Wais, Scott Gaffney
68 min.
EUROPEAN PREMIERE Red Bull Media House, in association with MSP Films, presents Days Of My Youth, a new action-packed film that examines every skier’s lifelong affinity for the sport. Filmed over two years using state of the art techniques and technologies, this movie offers a unique glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier experiences. MSP, along with an intimate cast of skiing’s modern day superstars, have looked through the lens in a new way to capture moments that redefine what is possible on skis.
Mike Valentine
© Mike Valentine
Clément Beauvais, Arthur de Kersauson
92 min.
WORLD PREMIEREThis documentary film explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found their way to a happy life. Shot in 16mm in California, Utah, Indonesia, Spain, Scotland and France, we have spent time with mechanics and custom shop founders trying to understand the difference between manual work and intellectual work. The unique satisfaction that result from doing something tangible, the sense of time, the relation between the form and the function, the joy of riding in a beautiful landscape and the community and friendship that motorcycle creates. Featuring: El Solitario, Shinya Kimura, Blitz, Deus ex Machina and Roland Sands, they have all tried to make their own path to a happy life regardless of the social pressure to be a white collar or the general devaluation of manual work since the 60s' through there experience.
Steve Jones, Todd Jones, Jeremy Jones
90 min.
EUROPEAN PREMIEREJeremy Jones, ten-time Big Mountain Rider of the Year winner and 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, leaves tracks on signature lines in the close-to-home playgrounds he’s made his own around Jackson Hole and Lake Tahoe in this final installment of the acclaimed Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy. He also makes history with far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and the Himalayas of Nepal, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
Dana Brown
95 min.
WORLD PREMIEREWhen On Any Sunday premiered in 1971, it wasn’t just any movie. Directed by Bruce Brown – who also helmed surfing classic The Endless Summer – this insider look at motorcycle racing reached a wide audience that was fascinated by the heartfelt stories of real-life riders, earning an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature. Four decades later, On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter shows that the passion for riding motorcycles is as strong as ever. Bruce’s son, acclaimed filmmaker Dana Brown, directs this modern take on the original, capturing what it means to ride in the United States and globally, produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Freeride Entertainment. The action and emotion are breathtaking: phenomenal athletes, revolutionary innovators, Hollywood stars and even visionaries who use moto to save lives. On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter journeys deeper into the humanity and excitement of motorcycle culture.
Werner Braun
© Werner Braun
Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer
90 min.
SPANISH PREMIEREThe greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For 50 years, Yosemite’s cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle, living as beatnik vagabonds, clashing with National Park authorities and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed across generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of climbing has exceeded imagination. This is the riveting tale of this bold tradition: half a century’s struggle against the laws of gravity -and the laws of the land. Screening in collaboration with Bilbao Mendi Film Festival.
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