This is the trailer for Winter Equinox, a feature length look at the 1974 Freestyle Skiing Pro Tour. It’s a wide-open look at Freestyle Skiing when the free was still in freestyle, and when a competitor had to excel in moguls, aerials, and ballet.
Winter Equinox is a work in progress. We shot it in 1974; edited it in 1976, after which it enjoyed a brief theatrical release; and in 2006 I began to restore it. One note…when we submitted our first edit to the MPAA they gave it an R rating. I let you guess why. The trailer is family friendly. At this time I have what would be a 45 minute PG version of Winter Equinox and a 66 minute ‘purist’ edit that is more faithful to the original, and therefore, probably R.
Our goal is to get financial backing so we may shoot more present day interviews with the principal skiers in Winter Equinox, but with the perspective of looking back 40 years. In essence, the skiers will narrate the film. Enjoy!