We hear lots of big talk in this strange little sky world of ours. Big plans for big movies, big jumps, big events, big stories, big projects. Very little of the talk actually makes it into reality, so we’re just tickled blue to announce that a film we first talked about way back in issue #10 is being released this month, five long years later! Mara Schmid reviewed the film (read her review here!) and has an exclusive interview with Carl’s wife Jean in our upcoming June issue.
The film opens May 22 in NY and LA, and later in more locations around the country. You can see locations and buy tickets at magpictures.com/sunshinesuperman/. I don’t speak for the distributor or anything, but I’d guess if we flood those theaters and showings sell out, it would greatly up the odds of a wider distribution! So if your town isn’t one of the chosen few, get your buddies in those towns to go see the film.
Originally titled “Gravity” the film started its life as a Kickstarter project to transfer Carl Boenish’s films to digital for use in a documentary about BASE jumping. It grew up into “Sunshine Superman,” described as “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.”
GO SEE THE FILM! Then come back, tell us what you thought, and read Mara’s interview with Jean Boenish in i66 of Blue Skies Mag, coming soon!