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On Friday, October 13th, moviegoers in Salt Lake City, Utah; Portland, Oregon; and Bozeman, Montana will be treated to the world premiere of the 68th Warren Miller movie: Line of Descent. The annual offering from Warren Miller Entertainment is a globetrotting good time sure to stir the inner child of anyone who has put on a pair of skis.
Starting with a childhood memory of Mr. Miller’s, viewers learn which activity Warren first discovered freedom from as a young boy in California. Then it’s off to Jackson Hole, where Jess McMillan, Rob Kingwill, Griffin Post, and Tommy Moe provide a glimpse into the powdery magic of this northwestern Wyoming outpost.
From there, Line of Descent travels from Steamboat to Norway, Montana to the Monashees, New Zealand to Squaw Valley, and the French Alps to southwestern Colorado. The film captures the professional talents of Marcus Caston, Kalen Thorien, Kaylin Richardson, Amie Engerbretson, Lexi duPont, McKenna Peterson, JT Holmes, George Rodney, and many more.
After Warren Miller tells the tale of his childhood at the beginning, Jonny Moseley takes over as narrator of the film. But keen viewers, including those of us at SKI, can sense the spirit of Warren throughout the movie as each of these athletes embody his snow-loving spirit in his or her own way.
One athlete who is especially fun to watch is Michael “Bird” Shaffer, whose fantasy road trip takes Ducati Motorcycles over Montana’s Beartooth Pass with Kalen Thorien. Viewers will learn about Bird’s childhood beginnings, including the first time he actually flew (straight to the ground). Thorien might tell you that he smells bad, but Bird sure does fly better now than he did when he was four years old!
After premieres in SLC, Bozeman, and Portland, Warren Miller Entertainment will their load up their sweet Volkswagen and take Line of Descent on the road. Check out all of the North American tour stops here, and purchase tickets here .
Watch the Official Trailer for Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent