Celebrate the onset of winter and the thrill of action sports with IMPACT, the 55th annual Warren Miller movie, as it tours the country making stops in 250 cities from October through December, 2004. IMPACT showcases winter sports' top athletes and local heroes on the big screen as they travel to fabled and exotic locations around the globe in search of the perfect ride, deepest powder and sickest lines. Each screening of the movie is a high-energy live event booked as a limited engagement, often for one night only.
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Exploring winter since 1949, Warren Miller's films have inspired people of all ages to keep their snowriding dreams alive, and this year's annual installment will not disappoint. For those riders who spend their time in the pipe, park, or backcountry, IMPACT highlights this year's best athletes, from snowboarders to telemarkers, in terrain you won't believe. Loyal Warren Miller fans will find all the essential snorkel-deep powder, giant cliffs and exotic locales that keep seven out of ten audience members returning annually.
Warren Miller movies have had an IMPACT on audiences for the last 55 years. A close look at this year's film reveals a number of unique story lines:
The release of IMPACT marks 55 years of winter and action sports filmmaking for Warren Miller Entertainment. This year, as the company celebrates its 55th birthday, the man who pioneered action sports cinematography will celebrate his 80th birthday. Take a look behind the scenes to see how Warren Miller Entertainment has evolved, how certain winter elements and action sports have remained the same, and gauge the huge IMPACT the company and the man, have had on the industry.
IMPACT features more women than any previous Warren Miller movie, and these 17 women rip. From former Olympians Kelly Clarke and Hannah Hardaway to big mountain skier Wendy Fisher and freeskiing phenom Ingrid Backstrom, these ladies are leaving an IMPACT on winter sports.
The only people who ski and snowboard better than the athletes in IMPACT are the cameramen shooting them with 20-pound cameras, traveling at the same speeds down the same extreme lines. Warren Miller movies have influenced millions of viewers over the years and each year the company receives hundreds of resumes from hopeful skiers, snowboarders, cameramen, and the like. They hope to land their dream job and be granted the opportunity to film the best athletes on the snow, travel to the most remote locations in the world, and then see it premiere on the big-screen. IMPACT offers a peak behind the lens with the men and women living the dream.
The athletes in IMPACT push their sports to the next level, raising the bar for fellow athletes and providing a gauge for those watching the action on the big-screen. The impressive list of more than 71 winter sports athletes includes big-mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Chris Davenport, freeskiing heavy weights CR Johnson and Mark Abma, snowboarders Dave Downing and Hannah Teter, and adaptive sit-skier Sarah Will. Discover these athlete's personal stories and what drives them to perform the impressive on-snow feats featured in IMPACT.
Viewers join IMPACT athletes as they visit the world's premiere ski and snowboard destinations, crisscrossing the globe on adventures most winter-sports enthusiasts can only dream of. Including dramatic scenes from: Wrangell-Saint Elias, Alaska, the largest national park lands in the world; the 9,000-foot mountains of the Bansko ski area in Bulgaria; and the perfect Christmas card cover of Davos, Switzerland, IMPACT is truly a global ski and snowboard adventure.