Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation & Jagged Edge present “Dynasty”

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation & Jagged Edge present “Dynasty”

[click “Play” to listen to Travis Julia about “Dynasty”]

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation and Erik Dalton of Jagged Edge present Warren Miller’s epic feature-length ski/snowboard film “Dynasty,” a film which looks at the past, present and future of the sports. Curtain goes up at the Opera House on December 23, 6:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

Skiing/boarding can be a numbers game: How many vertical feet clocked in a day? How many runs on the mountain? Ditto “Dynasty.” For the Warren Miller brand, the film marks 60 years of making high octane feature-length sports action films annually. That’s 1,200 minutes of skiing at 100s of different locations all over the world.

“Dynasty” is narrated by gold-medal Olympic skier Jonny Moseley and stars neck-deep pow, lots of air, and the usual suspects: Chris Davenport skiing above the Arctic Circle, Chris Anthony and Austin Ross looking for the birthplace of skiing in the wilds of northwestern China and Lucas and Adam Schrab with an aging school bus and wooden ramps. It features 80-foot cliffs, hot doggers in neon, mouth-watering never-before-seen back-and-white archival footage, eye-popping hi-def cinematography, and a killer-diller soundtrack (Band of Horses, Incubus, Silversum Pickups).

If there is one a moment that stands out in “Dynasty,” however, it is this: Mono Skier X. That’s right: insane Skier X featuring disabled athletes on mono skis at the Winter X Games.The icing on that cake is a cameo by local hero Felix Snow. (Go Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.)

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