Sunshine Superman, the story 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, is playing at Event Cinemas Chermside and Indooroopilly on Wednesday September 16th at 7pm.
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.
Sunshine Superman lets the audience experience what it feels like to jump off a cliff and walk away alive. In the freewheeling 1970s, what is now considered an “extreme sport” was considered simply crazy. Jumping off a building or bridge with only a few moments to release your parachute was not only seemingly illegal, it was deemed suicidal, even by many seasoned skydivers. Yet this is not a film about death. It is about the essence of life—of what it feels like, if for only a moment, to truly fly.
The film was directed by Marah Strauch who as a filmmaker wanted to capture the essence of danger and the bitter sweetness of falling in love. “This film is on the surface about discovering a new extreme sport, in the 1980’s in California. On a deeper level the film explores themes of death, obsession, and living an authentic life despite the consequences” says Strauch.
Sunshine Superman is being distributed in cinemas in Australia by Rialto Distribution. General Manager Mike Vile is extremely pleased to be working with Event Cinemas to ensure the film is seen on the big screen as a visceral cinematic experience. ‘Event Cinemas cater to a large and diverse audience through their many locations and it is a pleasure to be working with them on this release”.
Hurry, don’t miss out – tickets are on sale now at eventcinemas.com.au or at the box office.
WHAT: SUNSHINE SUPERMAN
WHEN: Wednesday October 16th at 7pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas Chermside and Indooroopilly
TICKETS: All tickets $20^