Alpine Initiatives and Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation are bringing Sherpas Cinema’s award-winning film “All.I.Can.” to the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
“All.I.Can.” is the first of its kind in the ski industry as extreme skiing and face shots meet a greater message of keeping the sport sustainable and establishing a connection between the global situation and the ordinary individual. Among other awards “All.I.Can.” most recently won Best Feature-Length Mountain Film at the Banff Film Festival. The film stars many of the biggest names in skiing like Mark Abma and Rory Bushfield and features several commentaries from ASC’s VP of Sustainability, Auden Schendler.
“The ‘All.I.Can.’ event is about everything Aspen Skiing Company stands for: community, environment and skiing,” says Schendler. First, it’s a fundraiser for a ski industry nonprofit that helps people in need, most recently by building a sustainable AIDS orphanage in Africa. Second, it’s an important and thought-provoking film about beauty, environment, climate change and joy. Last, it kicks ass with blower powder shots and explosive music.”
Before “All.I.Can.” will be the Aspen premier of local Matt Hobbs and Vital Film’s 22 minute film, “If You Want To Fly,” completely shot in Aspen/Snowmass and featuring local athletes Torin Yater-Wallace, Matt Walker, Nick Devore, Charlie Lasser and more.
Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds from the event will benefit Alpine Initiatives, a local non-profit organization focused on engaging the snow sports community in sustainable initiatives that connect people and planet.
Tickets can be purchased at www.aspenshowtix.com or by calling the Wheeler Opera House at 970/920-5770. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
After Party at Red Onion – 9:30 p.m.
The party will continue after the movies at the Red Onion, also benefitting Alpine Initiatives, and featuring free beer until it runs out and $3 well cocktails. Entry to the after party will be $5 for guests with a ticket from the show and $10 without a ticket. To learn more about Alpine Initiatives visit www.alpineinitiatives.org.