Solitaire World Premiere

Introducing the long awaited world premiere of Solitaire by Sweetrass Films.

Sweetgrass is breaking the mold and exposing the hard, scraped knuckle, dirt in our mouth, blisters on your heels, ache from thawed frostbite effort it takes to capture a film of this magnitude.  Venturing to lands they’d never been before, to embark on a journey to document back-country ski / board and expose the lives of those along the way; the Sweetgrass team sees things through a different lens.  We like that.

Solitaire was filmed over the course of the past two years in South America chronicling the travels, trials and tribulations of life on the road.  More imortantly the group became heavily engaged with the lives of the people they encountered along the way.

As Sweetgrass puts it.  In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, devouring bleached bones and abandoned shacks. Into these most inhospitable of lands, a handful of drifters emerge from the whiteout, ready to cast their lot on forsaken peaks both merciless and magnificent. Venturing beyond the frontiers of most mountain films, Solitaire is back-country skiing forged in the tradition of Western cinema. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia.

Lost in the winds of snowbound badlands and the blizzards of primordial forests; seen from a horse’s saddle and a paraglider’s wings; ridden on ski and board and telemark…
Solitaire fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film.

Shot on location in: Las Lenas, Argentina; Portillo, Chile;
Nevados de Chillan, Chile; Patagonia, Chile; Bariloche, Argentina; Caviahue, Argentina; Huaraz, Peru; Iquitos, Peru; Uyuni, Bolivia; and Sajama, Bolivia.

Solitaire will premiere on September 15th, 2011 in Denver, CO at the Gothic Theatre, 7pm

 


2 Responses to “Solitaire World Premiere”

  1. Julianne Drogin says:

    That was awesome. I loved it. The photograpy/video was beautiful!

  2. Sean Lagers says:

    Wow, this looks amazing. Great cinematography paired with some great music. Excited to check this out…

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