By Emily Stifler Explorebigsky.com Managing Editor
Greg Stump’s long awaited new ski film, “Legend of Aahhh’s”, is coming to Big Sky’s Lone Peak Cinema March 21.
After a 13-year hiatus from the ski film industry, Stump is back with a bang. A historical look at the ski film industry from the 1930s to the present, Legend is like “Dog Town and Z Boys” or “Riding Giants,” but for skiing.
The footage includes interviews with Dick Barrymore and Warren Miller and an emphasis on Stump’s own “Blizzard of Aahhhs” and “License to Thrill.”
And it’s classic Stump: quirky style, thoughtful storyline, killer soundtrack.
Stump has been working with D&E Entertainment, a big time distributor in Hollywood with clients like the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Shakira, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen.
Stump did a test tour last year, then went back into the studio and made some changes based on the audiences’ responses.
He turned in the final master to Dolby Labs in early February, and “it looks pretty tight,” he said. “It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done.”
The final version premiered in Telluride Feb. 10.
Legend is intelligent, whimsical and sexy, Stump says. “There’s skiing in it, but it’s definitely not ski porn.” The more brushed up you are on his work, the more you’ll appreciate it.
The Outlaw Partners are coordinating the event, and will provide updates leading up to it on explorebigsky.com.