Highlights this year include free chips and guac from Chipotle
For the first time ever the GoPro Mountain Games Outdoor Reels free film series will officially be shown in its natural habitat: the great outdoors. In addition, attendees on Thursday, June 4 will enjoy free chips and guacamole courtesy of Chipotle. The GoPro Outdoor Reels Film Series currently is scheduled to take place Thursday through Saturday night near the Bouldering Wall in Mountain Plaza located at the base of Vail Mountain. The series includes GoPro’s Original Productions: “Valley Uprising,” “Can I Surf That,” “The SUP Movie,” and “Cerro Torre.”
“Valley Uprising” has been called the greatest untold story of American counterculture. This documentary explores the riveting, unforgettable tale of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. Narrated by Peter Sarsgaard, “Valley Uprising” features digitally-animated archival photography, incredible climbing footage, and interviews with the rebels that carried the torch for the climbing revolution. “Valley Uprising” will be shown Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. (MST).
Get an up close look at the women of the river surfing community in “Can I Surf That.” A project two years in the making, this documentary follows the journey of four waterwomen with an insatiable appetite for adventure and whitewater. “Can I Surf That” will be shown Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (MST).
If you’re a fan of GoPro Athlete Kai Lenny, then “The SUP Movie” is for you. Follow the best stand up paddlers as they travel the world chasing perfect waves and unique perspectives from the people that know SUP the best. “I’m so proud of this film and the way it came out,” said Lenny. “It gives the viewer a real look at what it’s like to be out there.” “The SUP Movie” will be shown Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m. (MST).
Outdoor Reels’ caps off with “Cerro Torre.” Presented by Red Bull Media House, “Cerro Torre” tells the story of David Lama and his attempt of the first free-climb of the south-east face of Cerro Torre in Patagonia. A powerful coming of age story meets documentary on the state of rock climbing and alpinism. Cerro Torre will be shown Saturday, June 6 at 9 p.m. (MST).
“For years we’ve talked about having the Games’ Outdoor Reels Film Series actually be outdoors and this year we’ve managed to achieve that goal,” said Michael Imhof, senior vice president of sales & development at the Vail Valley Foundation.. “We know the audience experience will be heightened and even more enjoyable now that the films will be viewed outdoors.”
Registration and lodging for the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games are available at www.gopromountaingames.com. Participants are encouraged to register early to save on costs. Spectating at the GoPro Mountain Games and all concerts and films are free and open to the public.
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About the GoPro Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation
The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the GoPro Mountain Games, please visit http://www.mountaingames.com. For the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit www.vvf.org.
About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion. And in turn, the world has helped GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.