A Film Made for the Big Screen - THE ART OF FLIGHT Australian Cinema Premieres

29th of September 2011


Travis Rice in action in Alaska, USA, on 3 May 2010. Image:: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool

Snowboarding Films | Tessa Cook

The world's most anticipated snowboard movie, Travis Rice's THE ART OF FLIGHT will premiere in Australian on 10 October. Yes, we know, almost everyone in the entire world downloaded the film hours after its world premiere in New York, but people, this is a film made for the BIG SCREEN...

"If James Cameron were to make a snowboarding film, it would look just like this..."

So begins the Art of Flight release announcement, not that anyone remotely involved in the world of snowboarding needs a James Cameron reference to understand the magnitude of Travis Rice's cinematic opus.

With a Hollywood-sized budget, a hand-picked band of fellow snow-legends and the infamous Phantom Cam, Rice has pulled off the ultimate snowboard film triple threat; a visual masterpiece proportional to the colossal terrain and outstanding riding it features.


But this is no mere snowboard film. The two-year story of the crew's quest to raise snowboarding to new heights promises thriller-worthy action and adventure, set against a mountain-porn backdrop of the world's most stunning peaks, and presented in an ocular feast of the highest-quality - thanks to the collaborative efforts of director Curt Morgan, Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Digital Cinema.

The ART OF FLIGHT is not just for the frothers. Like some bizarrely amazing Rambo/David Attenborough hybrid, this film is for us all - the mountain-lovers, the thrill seekers and the cinematography nerds.

"The Art of FLIGHT seeks out un-touched terrain in the far reaches of the globe, redefining what is possible on a snowboard. The riders open up new mountain zones and approach explored mountains from completely unique angles in regions including Patagonia's Darwin Range, the Andes and Alaska's Tordrillo Range. And it's done so with outstanding visual effect." - So continues the release announcement.

But we know that, we've been captivated by the run of teaser trailers - heavy metal version anyone? - for months. We know the film stars John Jackson, Scotty Lago and Pat Moore and that it features groundbreaking tricks shot using state of the art cinematography. In short, we know it's going to BLOW MINDS.


Which is why we're climbing over our own grandmothers to secure ourselves a cinema seat to see it - even those of us who couldn't hold out and sourced themselves an internet copy. Computer screens are for watching re-runs of family guy on rainy days. Cinema screens are the true home of ART OF FLIGHT.

So take note, here is the list of cinemas screening the Rice Opus from 13 - 16 October:

PS: Stay turned for our superlative-filled review of Art of Flight next Wednesday, once we've seen it in full cinematic glory.

NSW

Moore Park, Cinema Paris

Broadway - Hoyts

Macquarie - Event Cinemas

Erina - Hoyts

Byron Bay - Dendy Cinemas

Campbell Town - Event Cinemas

ACT

Canberra - Dendy Cinemas

VIC

Carlton - Cinema Nova

South Yara (jam Factory) - Village Cinemas

Southland - Village Cinemas

QLD

Indooroopilly - Event Cinemas


Curtis Morgan filming for Art of Flight in Jackson Hole, WY, USA, January 2nd, 2011. Image:: Danny Zapalac/Red Bull Content Pool


Travis Rice in action in Alaska, USA, on 3 May 2010. Image:: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool


Travis Rice in action in Jackson Hole, WY USA, January 2nd, 2011. Danny Zapalac/Red Bull Content Pool


Discussion
comments powered by Disqus
Related Articles
Snow Season Outlook 2016 - June Update - Australia - Crunch Time
May 30, 2016
Aside from some man-made snow and a light dusting, the Aussie Alps are still mostly snowless and with less than two weeks to go before opening day, t...
Complete Our Reader Survey And Win
May 30, 2016
You could take home one of five Transfer & Chillfactor 2016 Collector's Packs...
Chillfactor - 2016 Issue Preview
May 27, 2016
The latest issue of _Chillfactor_ hits the stands this week with a new format and new design. It’s a bit of a soul issue as we tap into the spirit of...
Win a Trip For Two to Big White, Canada
May 26, 2016
Our mates over at Ski Travel Company are so stoked that Winter has finally arrived that they're giving you the opportunity to win a trip for two to P...
Popular Articles

Win a Trip For Two to Big White, Canada

Read more

Opening Weekend Outlook 2016 - The Grasshopper

Read more

Snow Alert - 15-20cm Inbound to the Aussie Alps

Read more

Snow Season Outlook 2016 - June Update - Australia - Crunch Time

Read more

The South Island Storm Delivers up to a Metre of Fresh Snow - Gallery

Read more

News

Last chance to purchase 2016 Epic Australia Pass

Read more

Winter snow blankets Queenstown ski areas Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

Read more

The North Face Welcomes us to a New Frontier

Read more

The Remarkables is ready for the winter!

Read more

Niseko's Grand Hirafu Announces Upgrade to King 3 Lift

Read more

Editor's Top Travel Picks

The Do's and Do Nots of Backcountry skiing in Japan - Travel

Read more

5 Reasons You Should Try a New Resort This Season - Travel

Read more

Thredbo, Is it Becoming Australia's Mountain Bike Mecca? - Travel

Read more

Finding the Real Mammoth Experience - Snow Journal

Read more

After a Few Lean Years, El Nino Turns on a Trip to Remember - Squaw Valley

Read more