A new film is released this week following three professional snowboarders – Jeremy Jones, Ryan Hudson, and Rafael Pease – on a human-powered 10-day mission in a remote corner of Alaska’s Chugach Mountain Range.
Along with showing some incredible boarding in stunning locations, Mountain Revelations sets out to examine how the riders from very different backgrounds evolving into three of the world’s preeminent big mountain snowboarders.
Ryan Hudson grew up homeless on San Diego’s streets to find the mountains and changing his life. Rafael’s experiences growing up between Miami, Texas, and Chile and becoming a young, elite mountain explorer, to Jeremy Jones’ adventures growing up on Cape Cod.
“Despite the differences in socioeconomic backgrounds, skin colour, and opportunity, they each found their paths and passions in the mountains. Mountain Revelations showcases their stories while addressing the hurdles – institutional racism, lack of access to opportunity, wealth disparity, and more – that were overcome along the way. Within these wild Alaskan Mountains, the realities and stark disparity of their respective journeys are revealed with a candidness and honest reflection that makes the mountain challenges pale in comparison to the everyday challenges that too many people continue to face every day,” the film’s publicity material explains.
“By no means did we intend to say that we’re speaking on behalf of the entire BIPOC community because that’s pretentious bullshit. It was more about giving these particular athletes a platform to be heard, to connect, and to talk to each other,” said Drew Holt, Producer of the new film Mountain Revelations, from Teton Gravity Research, adding, “And I think a lot of the problems in the world today are due to a lack of meaningful communication, the kind of conversation that can only happen around a fire or deep in the woods.”
Mountain Revelations’ world premiere will take place this Wednesday Oct. 27th at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, California and will then start touring across the globe.
North American Tour Dates:
- OCT2021 ENCINITAS, CALa Paloma Theatre
- 28OCT2021 BOZEMAN, MTEmerson Center for the Arts
- 28OCT2021 SANTA CRUZ, CARio Theatre
- 02NOV2021 SEATTLE, WASIFF Egyptian Theatre
- 03NOV2021 BELLINGHAM, WAMt Baker Theatre03NOV2021
- PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater
- 04NOV2021 VANCOUVER, BC, Rio Theatre
- 04NOV2021 BEND, ORTower Theater
- 04NOV2021 COLORADO SPRINGS, COStargazers Theatre
- 05NOV2021 SALT LAKE CITY, UTShred Fest @ Liberty Park
- 06NOV2021 WHISTLER, BC, CA Maury Young Arts Centre
- 08NOV2021 ARLINGTON, VAArlington Drafthouse
- 10NOV2021 SAN FRANCISCO, CAPalace of Fine Arts
- 11NOV2021 LAGUNA BEACH, CA, Coast Film Festival
- 11NOV2021 DENVER, COOriental Theater
- 18NOV2021 ASPEN, COWheeler Opera House
- 19NOV2021 BEAVER CREEK, CO, USAVilar Performing Arts Center
- 07DEC2021 BOULDER, COBoulder Theater