If you live near Sheffield or alternatively if you are a massive fan of the Red Bull Rampage (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then you’ll be happy to hear that the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) will be screening a premiere of the full 2012 event film as part of the ‘Cityscape Cinema’ at the festival – a free outdoor cinema evening hosted by Red Bull.
There are of course plenty of other interesting and exciting films to check out during the course of the festival, so why not head over for something a bit different?
Here’s the full low-down on the Cityscape Cinema from the organisers (OK, there’s ‘quite’ a slant towards parkour, but that’s the beauty of these film festivals – get some inspiration from elsewhere):
Red Bull is hosting a FREE outdoor cinema at this year’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival offering everyone the opportunity to watch an amazing double bill with premieres of two of the year’s most anticipated extreme sport films followed by a question and answer session with world class freerunner Ryan Doyle.
Located above the Sheffield train station, ‘Cityscape Cinema’ will overlook the stunning evening skyline for one night only.Red Bull Rampage 2012 (53 mins)
Unforgiving, scary, treacherous – and the best event of the year for freeride mountain bikers. From the building to the buildup, watch Gee Atherton push his limits and find out what it takes to really make this event happen. Watch the trailer:
Freerunning and parkour athlete Ryan Doyle has been on a worldwide mission to travel the globe. From Liverpool’s Docks to the Great Wall of China via Italy, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, India and Jordan, Ryan sets out to discover whether or not the most iconic landmarks on the planet make good freerunning spots. Watch the trailer.
The chance to be the first to see two incredible films and to talk to Ryan make Cityscape Cinema unmissable. Gourmet food will be available to buy on-site, so come up for some dinner and watch breath taking stories.
Like this? Why not make a weekend of it. Over at the Showroom Cinema there are five more screens packed with the world’s best adventure sports films including Red Bull’s freeride mountain bike epic ‘Where the Trail Ends’ and freerunning films ‘The Forgotten Athletes’, ‘Extreme Czech Parkours’ and ‘Goodbye Cambridge’.
Ryan Doyle on Travel Story premiering at ShAFF: “I can’t wait to get up there to Sheffield. I’m quite honoured to be involved. I’m not going to be able to understand what it’s going to do for me and the parkour community until the film’s released. I’m a bag of nerves!”
Ryan on freerunning around the world: “What I’ve noticed around the world is that all the parkour athletes have their own style which is a cause and effect of the background they grew up. It’s very difficult to judge who’s doing it right and who’s doing it wrong because it’s an art. It’s like saying what’s the best song in the world? They’re never be a right answer – it’s just personal preference. Every time I go somewhere I find someone different who’s tuned to that environment they were brought up in.”
“When you do the [Red Bull] Art of Motion tournament you are just expressing yourself through movement – your life and how you’ve been perceiving obstacles. It’s quite beautiful when you see them just go and explode – they just switch off and are in the moment and having fun with it and it looks so cool.”
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Director Matt Heason on Cityscape Cinema: “Ever since plans were announced for an amphitheatre just across the road from ShAFF’s home at the Showroom Cinema I’d hoped we could put on a really special event there. We’re delighted Red Bull are helping us make that dream a reality. The Cityscape Cinema promises to be an unforgettable evening.
“From our point of view it’s a great partnership – ShAFF’s growing in popularity every year. Red Bull has gained a reputation for producing extremely high quality adventure films. Their sponsorship programme enables a huge range of extreme sports athletes to fulfil their talent.”
WHERE: Amphitheatre South Street Park, above Sheffield train station (S1 2BP)
DATE / TIME: 18.00-20.00 Sat 2 March
COST: Free admission!