TELLURIDE – Matchstick Production Films will screen its 20th full-length feature film The Way I See It Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Sheridan Opera House. The film features Telluride’s own Gus Kenworthy, who last year was named eighth-best skier under age 18 by Powder Magazine.
This years’ film is in HD, and joins MSP’s award-winning catalog, which includes films that have won Powder Magazine’s prestigious “Movie of the Year” honors an unprecedented six times.
Kenworthy, who made his start with the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club, is scheduled to make an appearance at the Telluride showings, along with his friend and fellow slopestyle and big-air competitor Bobby Brown. Both skiers are scheduled to sign posters and speak about the film, giving local fans a chance to say hi to their homegrown hero.
A post on Powder Magazine’s online forum recently declared: “Gus, after we've gotten to watch you grow up with Telluride Ski and Snowboard club and then make it on your own, it seems like through it all you've been nothing but humble. I skied with you in a posse a couple times a few years ago, and then you were utterly sick. Now you just completely kill it and make us proud at home. P.S. You should come ride with some of the club kids sometime, you're a big role model of theirs!”
“I definitely had some all-time moments shooting for The Way I See It,” said executive producer Steve Winter. “One that really stood out for me was the night of May 9. We filmed for two hours on a jump at Alyeska with Bobby Brown, Gus Kenworthy, Russ Henshaw and Richard Permin. It was a throw-down session like I have never seen before. Bobby did a few triple-flip variations and everyone stomped a ton of amazing tricks. Shooting from 7-9 p.m. from the heli was a total blast, and the images from that night were some of the most epic shooting I have ever done!”
The Way I See It was shot on location in Alaska, Japan, British Columbia, Colorado, Switzerland, and many other locations worldwide in high-definition and features the most dominant cast of athletes ever compiled, including Mark Abma, Sean Pettit, Eric Hjorleifson, Henrik Windstedt, Bobby Brown, Colby West, James Heim, Richard Permin, Cody Townsend, Rory Bushfield, Ingrid Backstrom, Gus Kenworthy, Jacob Wester, Russ Henshaw, and others.
Outdoor store Jagged Edge is the sponsor of the Telluride screenings of The Way I See It and will be providing free schwag and giveaways. There will be two screenings of the film, at 6 and 9 p.m. November 6, at the Sheridan Opera House. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door one half hour prior to each show time. For questions, please contact Travis Julia at 970/708-4767.