Gus Kenworthy and local filmmakers Ben Knight & Travis Rummel of Felt Soul Media serve a quick-­fix for the snow­-starved.

“Travis Julia Presents” kicks off the ski season with two screenings of ski films: a short by Ben and Travis, “Unicorn Sashimi,” and “Superheroes of Stoke,” which features local Gus Kenworthy. The show takes place at the Sheridan Opera House Friday, November 9.

Matchstick Productions’ “Superheroes of Stoke” features an all­star cast of heroes including Kenworthy. Born and raised in Telluride, he got his start in the local mogul program. Gus is now a household name in the free-skiing world.

“Superheroes of Stoke” provides a retrospective of two decades of archived material, juxtaposed with contemporary footage to illustrate the cutting-­edge of what is possible on skis. The film demonstrates the evolution of the sport, honors the stars of freeskiing, and celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchstick Productions, ­­the award-winningest ski company in history.

Ben Knight, director, "Unicorn Sashimi"

Ben Knight, director, “Unicorn Sashimi”

Ben and Travis’s “Unicorn Sashimi” documents the search for a wild unicorn in Hokkaido, Japan. Spoiler alert: What they find is bottomless snow. The short, released earlier this year, was recently named “Best Ski Film” at the Boulder Adventure Film Festival.

The Opera House screening of these ski films in November has become a Telluride tradition and marks the unofficial start of the highly anticipated ski season.

Screenings include free ski swag from sponsors, Bootdoctors and Paragon Outdoors. Both shows are general admission and open to all ages.

Show times are at 6p.m. and 8:30p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are $15 and available at portions of the proceeds benefit Telluride EcoAction Partners.

For a preview of the “Superheroes,” watch this trailer:

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