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Sunshine Superman

Sunshine Superman
Documentary, Sport, Biography | 2014 | PG. 1hr 40min
CAST: Cecilie Bull, Marah Strauch, Ellen Houlihan DIRECTOR: Marah Strauch TUESDAY FILM SERIES

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.


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An exhilarating flashback to the life and times of BASE jumping's daredevil popularizer.
Dennis Harvey, Variety
An irrepressible pioneer of BASE jumping contributes greatly to his own encomium in Sunshine Superman, Marah Strauch's very fine look at the legacy of Carl Boenish.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
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