ABOUT THE FILM:
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.
Pre-film live music by The Playboys of Newport begins at 7:30PM
Film begins at sunset (approx. 8:45PM)
Post-film Q&A with director Marah Strauch, moderated by The Boston Globe’s Peter Keough
– Suggested donation: $5
– BYO picnic
– Complimentary popcorn provided by Skydive Newport
– Vendors on site with food for purchase: Tallulah’s Taco Cart, Boru Noodle Bar, Tricycle Ice Cream & Le Petit Gourmet
– Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
|Run time:||101 minutes|
|Producers:||Eric Bruggemann, Marah Strauch, Lars Løge, Alex Gibney, Josh Braun, Dan Braun, Samantha Horley, Phil Hunt|
One of the best American docs of the year.
Exhilarating - A thrill ride.