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Visit Durango to premiere film celebrating area ski culture at Animas City Theatre

‘Send It Like A Local’ to be shown Nov. 18
“Send It Like A Local” is a new film produced by Visit Durango, with Durango-area cinematographers. The film will premiere at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Animas City Theatre. (Courtesy of Visit Durango)

The area tourism office Visit Durango announced on Tuesday its new film about skiing and snowboarding culture, called “Send It Like A Local,” will premiere Nov. 18 at Animas City Theatre.

The film was produced by Durango-area cinematographers and features professional skiers and snowboarders from near and far as they hit the powder at places like Chapman Hill, Purgatory Mountain Resort and the San Juan backcountry.

“We are so excited to share our full film (Nov. 18),” Visit Durango marketing and sales director John Ragozzino said in a news release Tuesday. “Working with our local snowboarding and skiing community and visiting riders to put together this film has been an incredible experience.”

Production of the film started over a year ago and features familiar faces from Durango, La Plata County and the surrounding area, such as Ragozzino, Backcountry Access rider Kam Weakly, Brett and Jackie Summers, Dave Sugnet, Mark Daley, Griffin Pinto, Andrew Wright and Ned Daly.

“I see this film as a stunning showcase of Durango and the surrounding area’s snowboard and ski talent, terrain and culture,” Ragozzino said.

The cast also includes members of the Never Summer Snowboards professional team such as Sam Anderson, Matt Williams, Emily O’Conner, Sam Klein, Chris Church, Jess Tennyson and Skylar Gallardo, the release said.

Notable scenes include riders being pulled through a 100-foot waterfall by a motorcycle at Durango Harley-Davidson, as well as “an unforgettable sunset shoot at Purg Parks.”

Visit Durango described “Send It Like A Local” as a “love story between snow sliders and the breathtaking San Juan Mountains.”

The screening starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Animas City Theatre and is limited to people ages 21 and older. Free tickets can be reserved online at https://bit.ly/3tXfGM5.

A teaser trailer for the film is available on YouTube at https://bit.ly/3QK6kfO.


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