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Shane McConkey in Alaska in 2002
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Shane McConkey in Mexico in 2007
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4500 spectators watched the North American premiere of McConkey in Squaw Valley, California on the 5th of October, 2013.
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McConkey, the film in memory of Shane McConkey at The Space Cinema

15.11.2013 by Planetmountain

McConkey, the documentary about Canadian ski and BASE jumping champion Shane McConkey, will be screened at the Italian The Space Cinema on 25, 26 and 27 November 2013. The film is also available for download worldwide.

Three days, 25, 26, and 27 November, for an unmissable event and great film: the screening in the 36 Italian The Space cinemas of "McConkey", the widely acclaimed documentary dedicated to Shane McConkey and the life, achievements and dreams of the legendary athlete who revolutionised the world of skiing and BASE jumping.

Born in Canada in 1969, Shane McConkey is considered a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping and is remembered by all for his outgoing and out-of-the-ordinary approach. Son of Jim McConkey, one of the pioneers of extreme skiing, Shane distinguished himself by participating in numerous extreme skiing films and for having invented ski-BASE jumping. And also for having contributed through his ideas in revolutionising modern skiing. On 2 April 2011 Shane McConkey was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. In 2009 Shane died prematurely in a tragic accident at Sasso Pordoi in the Dolomites.

The 90-minute documentary film takes a very personal look at Shane and the way he chose to live his love for skiing and BASE jumping, using a mix of incredible action footage, Shane's own home videos and thoughts from his closest friends. The film was supported by his wife Sherry and produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, and has received critical acclaim at the New York Tribeca Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. It addition it was sold out the national premieres in Annecy, London, Moscow and during an amazing American tour which started in front of thousands of fans in Squaw Valley (California, USA).

On 25, 26 and 27 November the film will be screened in Italy at The Space Cinema. In addition, the film is also available for download via iTunes and other digital stores (Google Play, Xbox, Playstation and Vudu ) as well as in a DVD / Blu Ray 3 special edition, on sale online and at select retailers.

It is worth noting that proceeds from McConkey will go to Shane’s family.

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