“Maneuvers (Manöver)” is an experimental animation combining skiing with stop-motion animation. Produced by Level 1, directed by Sämi Ortlieb.
A lonesome musician down on his luck and in love with Mother Nature risked what he had to traverse Tornado Alley in search of the worlds most violent weather.
Rock climber Beth Rodden is one of the most prolific athletes in climbing history, with multiple free ascents of El Capitan and first ascents of cutting edge lines to her name. ‘This is Beth’ takes an intimate look beneath the forward facing success of her career, diving into Beth’s grapple with body image and cruel self-talk, and celebrating how she transformed this dynamic to rediscover the love of her sport.
In this film by Brett Rheeder and Harrison Mendel, the sequence of individual movements are all linked together as a cohesive collection, with each maneuver unique yet forming a coherent visual journey across ever-changing landscapes by maintaining a locked perspective.
After moving with his family to the U.S. from Sri Lanka, Ranga lost his father to an unexpected heart attack. Coping with the loss eventually led him to Montana, where he was drawn to the magic of fly fishing and the solace of the river. Through being in nature and meeting the challenges of his personal journey, he learned the importance of mindfulness and living life with an open heart.
Thomas Deininger is an amazing, Rhode Island-based artist welcoming us into his world where his anxieties and fears about human consumption and plastic waste create the foundation of his medium for artistic expression.
With his art hosting many layers of social commentary and a super futuristic macro probe lens, we were able to enter these microcosmic hot-glued havens of hedonism in order to confront this perverse plastic waste challenge that humanity *us included* needs to stop ignoring.
Learning to Drown follows the life and career of professional snowboarder Jess Kimura as she unapologetically shatters stereotypes with her own brand of unwavering determination and go-for-broke mentality. After the tragic death of Jess’s partner at the height of her career, she spiraled into a cycle of self destruction, grief and despair. Compounded by head injuries and mental health issues, the circumstances seemed insurmountable. Jess’s only way out was within — as she faces her deepest fears, she reminds us that not all wounds are meant to heal.
Ryan Lovell’s short documentary, “Rare Enough,” tells the story of DJ Stewart—one of Kansas City’s own who was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer in May of 2019. Watch how DJ’s unwavering attitude, close friendships, and support from his local skate community helped him defy the odds and keep on pushing.
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