Last night, legends of the snow and surf world gathered for a one-of-a-kind film premiere in New York City. Chris Benchetler was joined by friends and fellow creators to premiere his latest film project Fire on the Mountain at SoHo’s World of Mcintosh Townhouse. For the ﬁrst time ever, action sports and The Grateful Dead were merged together in a ﬁlm of eclectic style, all narrated by none other than former NBA pro and sportscaster Bill Walton.
After the film, the event turned to a Q&A session with Chris, Rob Machado, Bill Walton and Grateful Dead founding member and drummer Mickey Hart. The session, hosted by GQ Magazine editor Will Welch, focused on the theme of improvisation, something that runs deep both with the Dead and with action sports, where now two lines are ever the same.
Check out some of our favorite moments from the premiere:
Chris Bentchetler shares a moment with Rob Machado and Bill Walton. Kristin Callahan photo.
Bill Walton takes questions from the crowd. Kristin Callahan photo.
Michelle Parker shows up in style. Kristin Callahan photo.
Grateful Dead legend Mickey Hart hangs out with Chris Benchetler, Kimmy Fasani, and Rob Machado before the show. Kristin Callahan photo.
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