Sweetgrass Productions will present their new film, “SOLITAIRE: A Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, and Telemark Film” next Friday, September 30th in Telluride. Sweetgrass just recently took home the Best Cinematography award at Montreal’s IF3 for SOLITAIRE, a two year project completely shot in South America. Sweetgrass makes some of the most beautiful, soulful films in the industry and SOLITAIRE will be no exception. Really looking forward to this one!
The following description is from their Vimeo page:
“In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, devouring bleached bones and abandoned shacks. Into these most inhospitable of lands, a handful of drifters emerge from the whiteout, ready to cast their lot on forsaken peaks both merciless and magnificent. Venturing beyond the frontiers of most mountain films, Solitaire is backcountry skiing forged in the tradition of Western cinema. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia.
Lost in the winds of snowbound badlands and the blizzards of primordial forests; seen from a horse’s saddle and a paraglider’s wings; ridden on ski and board and telemark…
Solitaire fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film.”
SOLITAIRE will be screened at The Nugget Theatre on September 30th @ 8:30pm. Tickets for the premiere are $10 advanced/$12 dos and are available online @ https://www.brownpapertickets.com/