FC Flashback - Get out there!

7 films in this block • 48 minutes


The Films

Adventures in Transition -- Rope Tow Roundup

  • Year 2015
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 7 min
  • Director Jake Strassman

Fc Flashback

Professional skier Banks Gilberti drops in on Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Simon Beck: Snowartist

  • Year 2016
  • Country Norway
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Audun Fjeldheim & Sindre Kinnerød

Fc Flashback

British artist Simon Beck walks with purpose through the snow, counting his paces and humming a tune. But Beck isn’t en rout to a typical winter adventure: Using snowshoes and a ski pole, he’s meticulously stomping elaborate geometric patterns in the pristine white of Norway’s mountain meadows.

Brighter Night

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director Jordan Halland

Fc Flashback

A dash of spelunking. A pinch of ice climbing. A sprinkle of semi-psychedelic light show. This brief recipe is just right for a short feast.

Imagination

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director David Mossop

Fc Flashback

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the backseat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips, roof drops and improbable rail slides. Join us as we travel through the eyes of a young boy who brings professional urban skier Tom Wallisch to realization. Together, they turn an otherwise drab winter commute into a ski adventure for the ages.

Frank and the Tower

  • Year 2015
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 12 min
  • Director Brendan Leonard & Fitz Cahall

Fc Flashback

The first time Frank Sanders saw Devils Tower was in the sudden brilliance of a lightening strike. It sent a wave of anxiety through him, but the next day he climbed The Tower. Forty-three years later, he’s repeated that act more than 2,000 times and learned a thing or two about going up and not growing old.

Being Hear

  • Year 2016
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Palmer Morse & Matthew Mikkelsen

Fc Flashback

For most of his life, Gordon Hempton has been in pursuit of nature’s myriad and multi-faceted soundscapes as an Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist. During that time, he has become a master of a skill that is inarguably a dying art: listening. In Being Hear he shares insights on the constant and nuanced communications of nature, the alarming extinction of places unaffected by human activity, the way quiet can open our eyes to the larger picture and the benefits of simply paying attention to place. Silence, as he puts it, “is the think tank of the soul.”

Scratching the Earth

  • Year 2016
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Aaron Peterson

Fc Flashback

Meet the time-tested crew of blue collar trailblazers handcrafting a twisting, turning maze of old school singletrack through the iron-rich dirt of Negaunee and Ishpeming, Michigan.