Hand Cut- A Ski Movie with Soul | UNITED STATES, COLORADO | 09/10/2008, by gripnrip

Hand Cut

Yep, it's that time of year again. Time for ski films that will get you psyched for the coming winter. Starting things off right, this Friday, September 12th, is the world premier of the new movie Hand Cut from Sweetgrass Productions, in which Nick Waggoner and crew explore the connection between our ski towns' mining roots, and our present search for the powder we cherish more than gold. Inspiring footage is paired with a great soundtrack to create a film that is both beautiful to watch and thoughtful at the same time. If you are in the Aspen area be sure to catch the premier at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday night at 7:30pm, it's gonna be rockin!

And here's their sweet tour rig, be sure to keep an eye out for it in a town near you!

Keep an eye out for this rockin; tour-mobile!

Complete Tour Dates:

World Premiere

Sept. 12th
, CO Wheeler Theatre 7:30pm with Aspen Historical Society. Live deep-country blues from John-Alex Mason and FREE BEER to follow. Tickets for $7 and benefit the AHS.


Sept. 17th Fort Collins, CO Lyric Cinema

Sept. 18th Denver, CO The Oriental Theater 7pm

Sept. 20th Boulder, CO University of Colorado Boulder Room 140

Sept. 21st Colorado Springs, CO Armstrong Hall Colorado College 5pm Campus BBQ and music to follow.

Sept. 24th Breckenridge, CO Breckenridge Theatre $1 pints

Sept. 25th Leadville, CO Provin Grounds Coffee Shop 7pm

Oct. 1st Glenwood Springs, CO Glenwood Springs Community Center 7:30pm

Oct. 3rd Vail, CO Vail Mountain School Arts Center 7pm. Benefits go to the VMS tele team.

Oct. 7th Silverton, CO Mobius Cycles Cafe $1 Pints

Oct. 8th Durango, CO Abbey Theatre

Oct. 10th Salida, CO YOLO Clothing store (100 F Street) 7pm with live music

Oct. 15th Golden, COBent Gate Mountaineering 7pm

Nov. 29th Silverton, CO Steam & Steel Cafe 7pm


Nov. 15th Mount Shasta, CA TBA

Nov. 17th Squaw Valley, CA TBA

Nov. 19th San Francisco, CA TBA

Nov. 21st Santa Cruz, CA TBA

Nov. 27th Ventura, CA TBA


TBA Calgary, AB

Oct. 14th Canmore, AB The Drake Inn with Teton Gravity Research 7:30pm

Oct. 17th Banff, AB Elk and Oarsman Pub and Grill with TGR

Oct. 18th Nelson, BC

Oct. 21st Fernie, BC The Arts Station

Oct. 23rd Revelstoke, BC Visual Arts Centre

Oct. 23rd Squamish, BC The Eagle Eye Theater

Oct. 29th Vancouver, BC Vancity Theare at the Vancouver International Film Centre 7pm Tickets: $10/$7 for students

Feb. 20th 2009 Nelson, BC Coldsmoke Powder Festival Capitol Theater 7pm


Nov. 7th Winter Wildlands film festival

New Mexico

Oct. 9-12th Taos Mountain Film Festival


Nov. 5th Portland, OR Mcmenamins Kennedy School 6pm Tickets:$10

Nov. 6th Hood River, OR Skylight Theatre

Nov. 12th Bend, OR Mcmenamins St Francis School 8:00pm

Nov. 13th Ashland, OR TBA


Oct. 16th Salt Lake City, UT Brewvies 7pm and 9pm 21+


Oct. 30th Bellingham, WA Mt. Baker Theatre 7pm

Nov. 8th Seattle, WA Evo Ski Shop 7pm


Oct. 18th Jackson, WY The Playhouse 7:30pm

East Coast Swing

Oct. 18th Burlington, VT TBA

Dec. 9th Portsmouth, New Hampshire TBA

Dec. 11th Boston, MA TBA

Dec. 13th NY, NY The Knitting Factory

That's Our Opinion. What's Yours?

Jason wrote on 09/25/08 at 8:17:37 pm pst:

Just saw the film- it rocked! Finally a film that didn't completely sell out and portray the typical ski bum as an egotistical idiot.

Ed Rockenstaff wrote on 10/20/08 at 8:17:47 pm pst:

You guys still planning to play it in Calgary?

Katie wrote on 10/24/08 at 11:01:12 am pst:

Just saw this movie last night. Maybe it's just me, but I generally do not enjoy the music in TGR type ski films (too much screaming). The music in hand cut was really beautiful. They did a great job of expressing the art of backcountry skiing.

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