Warren Miller’s latest film, “Ticket to Ride,” will be screened at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center on Nov. 20.
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‘Tis the season for nippy mornings, fuzzy socks, cozy mugs of hot cocoa and, of course, wintery sports. On Nov. 20, the Youth Outreach program for the Performing Arts Center (YOPAC) will be screening Warren Miller’s newest film, “Ticket to Ride,” at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center (PAC).
The film follows a handful of highly-decorated skiing and snowboarding Olympians, such as Seth Westcott and Chris Davenport, as they venture through the icy Alaskan Tordrillos, the Fjords of Greenland and Iceland’s Troll Peninsula.
Displayed on Harman Hall’s giant high-definition screen with surround sound, “Ticket to Ride” takes filmgoers on a trek, captured by Miller’s signature action-packed cinematographic style hosted by gold medalist Jonny Moseley.
“This should be a very approachable event for students, so we hope they take advantage of an opportunity to come see something that they’re interested in,” outreach services specialist Melody Klemin said.
As in years prior, all attendees will receive a free day lift pass to China Peak. San Luis Obispo’s Mountain Air Sports is also a sponsor for the event. Store owner Wayne Patterson said Miller’s work has had a large impact on his business.
“Warren Miller, as a whole, is a standard in the industry,” Patterson said. “His movies have been around for a long time, and every year they come up with a new production; they’re wonderful. They’re great movies for people who love the outdoors.”
Characterized for his aerial shots and adrenaline-capturing moments, Miller’s films have thrilled snow-oriented athletes.
“He really shows what it’s like to be out there shredding in the snow,” economics sophomore Joseph Contasti said. “After the movie, I’ll be cashing in my free ski pass.”
The film’s screening is at 7 p.m. Student and adult tickets for the film span from $13 to $16 and may be purchased in advance at the PAC Ticket Office.