Movie Schedule and Music Announced for the Fifth Annual Meeting


DJ boyhollow and The Swayback to Play Belly Up
Two Movies Added to Lineup
Tickets are Now on Sale at Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. September 3, 2009 – The Fifth Annual Meeting presented by Audi will deliver more movies than ever and a commanding music lineup with Denver DJ, boyhollow and Colorado rock trio, The Swayback, both performing at Belly Up.  The two movies added to the lineup include Empire Attire’s Transitions and Blood by BrothersFilm.

Tickets for The Meeting are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up.  Each screening at the Wheeler includes two movies and tickets are $10 per screening.  Belly Up pricing is $10 for Thursday, including the D&E Fashion show and DJ boyhollow.  Belly Up pricing is $15 for Saturday, including two movies and a performance by The Swayback.

Tickets for the Wheeler movies can be purchased at www.wheeleroperahouse.com <http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/>  or 970-920-5770.  Tickets for Belly Up can be purchased at www.bellyupaspen.com <http://www.bellyupaspen.com/>  or 970-544-9800.

The Meeting will also feature Re:Session by Teton Gravity Research at the Sundeck on Friday, September 25, followed by the newly announced Empire Attire’s Transitions, a film by Riley Poor featuring Simon Dumont.  Tickets for the Sundeck will be available at the Wheeler starting September 4 and will be available at the Aspen Mountain ticket office on the day of the show.

The Sky Hotel has extended their industry rate of $175/night with a book by date of September 9. Call 1-800-882-2582 and mention The Meeting.

The industry sessions are yet to be announced but the rest of the schedule is below.

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wheeler Opera House
7 p.m.                          Doors open
8 p.m.                          NEPSA Video Awards

Belly Up
9 p.m.                          Doors open at Belly Up
10 p.m.                        D&E Fashion Show at Belly Up
11 p.m.                        Special Guest Performance by DJ boyhollow

Friday, September 25, 2009
Screening #1 – Wheeler Opera House
4:30 p.m.                     Doors open
5 p.m.                          Nimbus – Contrast
6 p.m.                          Poor Boyz Productions – Everyday is a Saturday

Screening #2 – Wheeler Opera House
8 p.m.                          Doors open
8:30 p.m.                     J Mills Entertainment – Stance
9:20 p.m.                     Burton Productions – “The B”

Showing #3 – The Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
9 p.m.                          Silver Queen Gondola begins to run
10 p.m.                        Teton Gravity Research – Re:Session
11:30 p.m.                   Empire Attire – Transitions
12:30 a.m.                   After Party

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Screening #4 – Wheeler Opera House
4:30 p.m.                     Doors open
5 p.m.                          BrothersFilm – Blood
6 p.m.                          Forum – Forever

Screening #5 – Wheeler Opera House
7:30 p.m.                     Doors open
8 p.m.                          Level 1 – Refresh
9:30 p.m.                     Matchstick Productions – IN DEEP

Screening #6 – Belly Up
9 p.m.                          Doors open
10 p.m.                        A Transworld Snowboarding Production – Get Real
11 p.m.                        People – Nice Try
12 a.m.                        The Swayback

For more information about The Meeting or Aspen Skiing Company, please visit www.aspensnowmass.com <http://www.aspensnowmass.com/>  or call 970-925-1220.

Detailed music and Movie Descriptions – The Meeting 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Aspen/Snowmass NEPSA Video Awards at the Wheeler Opera House – 8 p.m.
The NEPSA Awards offer athletes and filmmakers from the region an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for a cash prize. Athletes are invited to create multimedia presentations using music, video, photography and other mediums, while incorporating one of the following themes: Neon, Ski & The City or There’s No Place Like Home.

D&E Fashion Show at Belly Up – 10 p.m.
The third annual event showcases the upcoming season’s hottest on-mountain and street-wear fashions from D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop.  Models will walk the runway in Helly Hansen, Burton, Oakley, Volcom, Bonfire, 686, Smith, Holden, DNA, Analog, Armada and Gore-Tex.

Performance by boyhollow – 11 p.m.
Over the last eight years, boyhollow aka Michael Trundle has established himself as one of Denver’s most diverse, proficient and well-known DJs.  Having held position as a resident DJ in club-nights spanning almost every genre – indie, rock, soul, electro, 80s, hip-hop and Top 40, boyhollow has become adept at transcending these genres and creating an experience that is not only unique, but is able to adapt itself to almost any type of crowd, setting or party.

Friday, September 25, 2009
Wheeler Opera House – Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Contrast by Nimbus – 5 p.m.
Skiing is about more than the latest trick and best action from the previous season. With that in mind, Nimbus Independent is proud to announce their second high definition motion picture, titled Contrast.  The new film examines the difference between objects, people, concepts, color, light and the skiing of Pep Fujas, Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre and Blake Nyman.

Everyday is a Saturday by Poor Boyz Productions – 6 p.m.
Whether it’s waiting for that bluebird day to come or countless training sessions before a competition, Poor Boyz aims to provide a chronicle of each process, from the mental standpoint to the prearranged state of bliss through Everyday Is A Saturday.  Featured athletes: Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall, Jossi Wells, Charles Gagnier, TJ Schiller, Anthony Boronowski, Sammy Carlson, Nick Martini, Andreas Hatviet, John Spriggs, CR Johnson, Matt Walker, Brandon Kelly, Alexis Godbout and more.

Wheeler Opera House – Doors open at 8 p.m.
Stance by JMills Ent. – 8:30 p.m.
This film will reexamine women’s snowboarding from the inside out.  Combining the most innovative and progressive female riders, including Olympic medalist Gretchen Bleiler and the Winter X Games Gold medalist, Torah Bright; Stance is already positioned as the one film everyone wants in. With the latest advances in cinematography, Stance features Gretchen Bleiler, Lisa Filzmoser, Hana Beaman, Jenny Jones, Kimmy Fasani, Raewyn Reid, and Torah Bright.

“The B” by Burton – 9:20 p.m.
For the 2010 snowboard season, Burton is proud to present “The B.” A major snowboarding motion picture showcasing the riding of Jeremy Jones, Jussi Oksanen, Nicolas Müller, Frederik Kalbermatten, Keegan Valaika, Shaun White and more. “The B” was filmed on location everywhere with good snow from Australia to Europe to Alaska, and features the quite possibly the most iconic feature ever captured on film. It’s all downhill from here.

Friday, September 25, 2009
The Sundeck – Silver Queen Gondola Opens at 9 p.m.
Re:Session by Teton Gravity Research – 10 p.m.
The award winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) present their newest 16mm and HD film, Re: Session. Follow the crew as they score in one of Alagna, Italy’s deepest seasons on record. Check out forbidden powder in Poland, massive wedges in Colorado, new gap jumps in Utah and seven weeks of epic riding conditions in Alaska. The all-star roster includes TGR regulars Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Jeremy Jones, Kye Petersen, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Dylan Hood, Erik Roner, Wiley Miller, and Dash Longe rounded out with the fresh faces of Tanner Hall, Sammy Carlson and Callum Pettit.

Transitions by Empire Attire – 11:30 p.m.
Empire Attire presents Transitions, a film by Riley Poor, documenting the rise of Simon Dumont as he reflects a generation that has changed the state of action sports and youth culture today.

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wheeler Opera House – Doors at 4:30 p.m.
Blood by BrothersFilm – 5 p.m.
Blood is a 16mm independent snowboarding film produced by BrothersFilm (Wyatt & Cory Stasinos, Zach & Aaron Hooper) out of Aspen, Colo. Blood is being combined with last years unreleased film 31 Days In Alaska. This DVD set called The Stimulus Package takes you on snow filled adventures on location in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Alaska. Blood follows Aspen local snowboarders Wyatt and Cory Stasinos as they explore for deep untouched powder and build solid friendships with other snow seekers in some of North America’s sketchiest back country.

Forever by Forum – 6 p.m.
Forever documents the life and times of the Forum Team from 5 a.m. backcountry calls to midnight street sessions.  Created by the makers of such highly acclaimed films as The Resistance, True Life, Video Gangs, That and Forum or Against’em, this newest release is the next chapter in Forum’s everlasting legacy. Featuring athletes Peter Line, Joni Malmi, Eddie Wall, Jake Blauvelt, Pat Moore, John Jackson, Stevie Bell, Jake Welch, Nic Sauve, Daniel Ek, Niko Cioffi, Cameron Pierce, Niki Korpela and Ethan Morgan.

Refresh by Level 1 – 8 p.m.
Level 1 looks back and challenges perspectives of where the sport has come from, and where it’s going in their tenth-anniversary offering, Refresh. New things will never get old; fresh images of big jumps, deep powder, technical urban exploits, steep lines, and memorable terrain park action with a collection of the sport’s best and brightest talent. Featuring athletes: Tom Wallisch, Wiley Miller, Tanner Rainville, Duncan Adams, Phil Casabon, Henrik Harlaut, Mike Riddle, Josh Bibby, Liam Downey, Corey Vanular, Mike Hornbeck, Stefan Thomas, Will Wesson, Adam Delorme, Ahmet Dadali, JF Houle, Arnaud Rougier, Niklas Eriksson and others.

IN DEEP by Matchstick Productions – 9:30 p.m.
From North America to destinations worldwide, IN DEEP will take an original look at the sport of skiing. IN DEEP features Mark Abma, Sean Pettit, Eric Hjorleifson, Daron Rahlves, Henrik Windstedt, Chris Davenport, Bobby Brown, Colby West, TJ Schiller, Mike Douglas, Ingrid Backstrom, Jacob Wester, Russ Henshaw, Henrik Harlaut, JT Holmes, Sammy Carlson, Shane McConkey and more.  MSP was faced with tragedy this year when long time friend and star skier Shane McConkey died in a BASE jumping accident.  This film will feature a McConkey tribute highlighting his incredible career as a pro skier.

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Belly Up – Doors 9 p.m.
Get Real by A Transworld Snowboarding Production – 10 p.m.
This raw film delivers hammering, up-close action with a diverse cast of riders shot entirely in crystal-clear HD format. From the peaks of Alaska to the streets of Minneapolis to the silent forests of Japan, Get Real takes viewers on an adventure straight to the core of modern snowboarding. Featuring Scotty Lago, Jed Anderson, Eero Niemela, Patrick McCarthy, Scott Stevens, Kyle Clancy, Mikey Rencz, Sammy Luebke, Chris Grenier, Devun Walsh, Iikka Backstrom, Bjorn Leines and Benji Richie.

Nice Try by People – 11 p.m.
With two highly acclaimed films under their belts, the creators of We’re People Too and Down With People are back with the newest release Nice Try, featuring a progressive crew of riders including fresh additions Wille Yli-Luoma, Seth Huot, Robbie Walker, Snowboarder Rookie of the Year Eiki Helgason, and Transworld Rookie of the Year Lucas Debari. Follow the crew as they creatively destroy urban spots, find the coolest way down the highest peaks, and just send it—see the good times and good tricks as our People get after it or at least give it a Nice Try.

The Swayback – 12 a.m.
The rock trio The Swayback have mysterious sounding vocals from lead singer/bass guitarist Eric Halborg and eerie reverberating kinks along the glossy melodic channels delivering a dance rock make-up relatable to The Killers and the dark brooding hues of Editors. The Swayback’s new CD, Long Gone Lads, has a new wave sonorous with dashes of Brit-pop accents and synth-textured trimmings made by the guitar blades of William Murphy with stubs of vibrating mallets from drummer Martijn Bolster that feel like Joy Division. The songs’ border on the esoteric while splattered in synth-pop solutions tuned to a melodic broil.

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.

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