Social distancing doesn’t have to be all that boring. We’re resurfacing some of our favorite movies from over the years as part of our new weekly Friday Flicks series. Our hope is that you pop some popcorn, grab the family, and nestle in for a movie night. Don’t have anyone to watch a movie with because you’re in self-isolation? Wrangle your friends for a skype call and stream the movie all together—who cares if you’re not all in the same room together! Reality is that things are going to be weird for a little bit, so rather than getting trapped in the news wormhole, give yourself some TLC. We’ll be back in the mountains soon, and here's something to stoke that goal.
Up first is our iconic mountain biking project unReal, which we created in tandem with Anthill Films. The film explores a simple notion: breaking free. In the unReal universe, icy blue glacial walls serve as singletrack and thousand-pound grizzly bears are riding partners. And of course, it features the highly acclaimed Brandon Semenuk one-shot segment, which still has conspiracy theorists wondering how we pulled it off. Psst! Check out the behind the scenes look below. We promise the Illuminati aren’t involved.
On top of larger-than-life visuals, this film is a tasty compilation of world-class mountain biking from the best slopestyle, downhill, and freeride athletes you can find. The film is dedicated to all the dreamers and rule-breakers out there that don’t want to grow up. We feel you, so here’s to living life a little bit more unReal.