The world’s premier actions sports film festival is offering FREE FRIDAY AFTERNOON SCREENINGS to invite people to come to X-Dance!
Running side-by-side with the Sundance Film Festival, the 9th annual X-Dance Festival will be held in
For four days X-Dance will screen 35 of the finest films in adventure and action sports spotlighting Snowboarding, Skiing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, MotoCross, Skateboarding, Rockclimbing, and Kayaking. Engaging Q&A sessions follow each screening giving the audience the chance to meet the filmmakers and icons from their favorite sports.
As festival director Brian Wimmer explains, “X-Dance moved from
COME CHECK OUT THE FREE FILMS THIS FRIDAY:
12:00 BEEN THERE DONE THAT (short)
12:20 SURFING 50 STATES
In this travel documentary two Australian friends find a wacky way of surfing in all 50 states of the
1:35 THE FOREIGNERS (short)
1:50 FORUM OR AGAINST’EM
A high-definition, full-color snowboarding film starring the influential members of the Forum team including Peter Line, Joni Malmi, Eddie Wall, John Jackson, Travis Kennedy, Pat Moore, Jake Blauvelt, Stevie Bell, Jake Welch and Nic Sauve. The film contains a compelling mixture of video imagery documenting remarkable backcountry adventures, progressive urban exploits and the notable times spent in between.
Directed by award-winner Bill Ballard, ARCHY is a timeless film that tells the story of three very different generations in surfing through the life of Matt Archbold. Spanning the 80’s, 90’s, 2000 and beyond, Archy’s amazing story is one of survival through surf stardom at an early age, fame, drugs, alcohol, sponsorships and the surf rock star lifestyle. Light will finally be shed on the true-life story of one of the most charismatic and legendary surfers in history.
4:25 SWIFT SILENT DEEP
The first, true historical documentation of hardcore, ski bum culture in
X-DANCE IS OFFERING DISCOUNTED TICKETS & PASSES FOR STUDENTS FOR ENTIRE FESTIVAL!
Tickets are $7 per movie ($5 for students) or $40 for a 4-day pass ($25 for students). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Off-Broadway Box Office. www.theobt.com or call 801-355-4628. The X-Dance film schedule is listed on the website: www.x-dance.com
Open forums for question and answer sessions after each screening with filmmakers and featured athletes.
Athletes expected to attend the festival: epic snowboarder Travis Rice, big wave charger Ross Clark Jones, legendary skier Scott Schmidt, moto bad boy Twitch Hoodrich, sassy snowboarder Erin Comstock, mountain biking maniac Chris Van Dyne, big mountain extreme skier Micah Black, and big-wave surfer Dave Kalama.
X-Dance Awards Ceremony and Closing Party will be held on Tuesday, January 20th at 7p.m. Industry stars and celebrities join bands and DJs to celebrate the best in action sports filmmaking, while the extraordinary VJ, Brien Rullman, transforms the enormous room into a mesmerizing, wall-to-wall montage of action sports imagery. Hosted by Chris Cote. Open to public. Bouncing Souls will perform along with renowned DJ Sammy Slice from Philly. Tickets $10. Located at Elevate: 155 West 200 South; www.hotelelevate.com. For more details please go to www.x-dance.com.
Now in its 9th year, the X-Dance festival has become the focal point for the action sports creative community. We are pleased to announce our 2009 sponsors.
Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, Transworld, Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Utah Sports Commission, Local Have More Fun, ESPN, VAS, Good Vibes For You Water, Cristaux International, Mirror Films, Fiber Skateboarding, Numa Tactical, Oakley, Siegeaudio.com, and wandermelon.com.
For more information please check out the X-Dance website: www.x-dance.com