Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Released today is the Absinthe trailer for "Neverland," directed by longtime snowboard filmmakers Justin Hostynek and Patrick Armbruster. As the synopsis goes, "'Neverland' is a state of mind, a mountain pushed up from the ground by imagination. Anyone can go but most people have trouble with the simple directions: Follow your dreams. This winter Absinthe dropped down the rabbit hole to explore this elusive place and brought back some mind bending tales and a pocketful of surprises... the Lost Boys continued down the road less traveled and explored some new possibilities during a winter that saw the progression of snowboarding take some giant strides. This place has everything... come on, I show you."
Riders who "dropped down the rabbit hole": Travis Rice, Dan Brisse, Bode Merrill, Nicolas Müller, Sylvain Bourbousson, JP Solberg, Romain deMarchi, DCP, Marc Frank Montoya, Annie Boulanger, Marie-France Roy, Jules Reymond, Wille Yli-Luoma, Cale Zima, Phil Damianakes, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Kevin Pearce, Eero Ettala, Gigi Rüf.
The crew also announced dates for their Sphere of Influence tour, where the movie will be screened. Absinthe plans to use the tour as an environmental platform, where they will cover issues relevant to snowboarders and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. They will donate $2 of every ticket sold to support non-profit social and environmental organizations. Dates and locations of the tour after the jump.
2009 Sphere of Influence Tour Dates
Salt Lake City, UT, August 28, Tower Theater
Park City, UT, August 29, Egyptian Theater
Toronto, ON, September 2, Bloor Cinema
Montreal, QC, September 3, Le Nationale
Quebec City, QC, September 4, Imperial Theatre
Burlington, VT, September 5, Merrill's Roxy Theater
Portland, OR, September 10, Hollywood Theater
Vancouver, BC, September 10, 5th Avenue Theater
Whistler, BC, September 11, Millenium Theatre
Jackson Hole, WY, September 12, Center Theater
San Francisco, CA, September 16, Roxie Theater
Seattle, WA, September 17, Egyptian Theater
Davis, CA, September 17, Chem 194 @ UC Davis
Reno, NV, September 18, JA Nugget- Celebrity Showroom
Truckee, CA, September 19, FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO, September 24, Lincoln Center
Juneau, AK, September 24, Centennial Theater
Beaver Creek, CO, September 25, Vilar Center
Denver, CO, September 26, Starz Theater
Anchorage, AK, September 26, Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Bellingham, WA, October 1, WWU PAC Theater
Nelson, BC, October 1, Capitol Theatre
Rossland, BC, October 2, Miner's Hall
For more info, head over to their newly launched website at absinthe-films.com