Warren Miller Entertainment returns to big screens across Montana this month with its annual salute to the start of winter – “Line of Descent.” The 68th ski and snowboard film opens nationwide Oct. 13-14 at The Ellen in Bozeman and continues at Oct. 18-Dec. 1 at venues across the state. Expect downhill thrills, global adventure and a nod to those that taught us to slide on snow.
Snowriders are a family—one big tribe comprising of many smaller ones. Familial rites pass down through generations. “Line of Descent” celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more.
Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey that takes viewers near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat. From pow-surfer to split-board, from dogsled to snowmobile, watch as athletes chase winter along the Beartooth Pass near Red Lodge, the French Alps, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Norway.
“This season, we explore how skiers are shaped by picking up a pair of skis for the first time,” notes producer Josh Haskins. “More often than not, it’s family who introduces us to the sport or steers us on the path towards an ongoing passion – be it a ski-bum lifestyle, a professional career or simply the desire to pass on the same feeling to the next generation. There is a kinship unlike any other in the ski community, and Warren Miller is the elder, bringing generations of skiers and riders together for 68 years, and this year is no different.”
Since 1949, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with Warren Miller Entertainment, the ski film company that started it all. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer.
Montana schedule for “Line of Descent”
- The Ellen Theatre, Bozeman, Oct. 13-14
- Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Oct 18-19
- The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 20
- Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts, Great Falls, Oct. 21
- Mother Lode Theatre, Butte, Oct. 25
- The O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish, Nov 4-5
- Bedford Building, Hamilton, Nov. 18
- Roman Theater, Red Lodge, Nov. 24
- Madison Theatre, Ennis, Nov. 30
- Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, Dec. 1
Local show dates and times can be found on warrenmiller.com.