Movie - Burton Movie Premiere,
New York City at Tribeca Cinemas
Party at Bar 169, East Broadway
Article and Video by Lauren Traub Teton
Lauren and Friends.
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The first big NY snowboard movie premiere grandly kicked off
the snowboard party season in the NYC. Hundreds of people lined up in front
of Tribeca Cinemas on Varick Street downtown to see "B Movie," Burton's new
40-minute film. The film showed in two theaters simultaneously, and then
organizers quickly (and kindly) scheduled a second showing to accommodate
the overflow crowd. (See our
Seeing the film in a theater instead of at a party gives you
the chance to look at the film a lot more closely, hear the soundtrack, and
enjoy it all comfortably. Burton is taking a page from the Warren Miller
juggernaut in this regard.
2004 was also a good Burton NYC party year with Shaun White,
Hannah Teter, Jake Burton Carpenter, DCP, Megan Pischke, Romain DeMarchi and
other pro-snowboarder s in attendance. See close-up pictures of Shaun White
before he was a superstar, and the others on
The NY Snowboarding Meetup
kicks ASS by the way, with 1660 members as of this writing, and over 100
attending this event. Thanks Keith and Agatha for arranging the movie meetup!
And so did The B. This movie, unlike most snowboard films actually kind of
has a plot. Well, a theme is more like it. The "B" has a role in the film,
as a 100 foot long B shaped playground at Northstar, Tahoe, for the riders
to do tricks over and off of. Fun idea and photogenic too! See what the B
looks like and what this evening was like in our
Standout parts in the film went to Shaun White with the leadoff, riding his
private halfpipe at Silverton, and dressed in a black catsuit. We actually
see Shaun fall, and as we well know about Shaun White, that just makes him
try super harder to succeed. (More Shaun White
Nicolas Mueller uses the Alps like his own giant natural terrain park and
his riding reminds us why he was twice crowned snowboarder of the year. His
buddy and business partner Fredi Kalbermatten has a part. Best
part was Jeremy Jones (rail rider) from Salt Lake, looking lean and mean. He
also astounds with his no-hands motorcycle riding, and then, well, I won't
tell you what else he does on the bike. You'll have to see it to believe it,
but don't try it, please.
There's fun rail riding with great beats in the beginning. Snowboarding in
an icy skate bowl was new to me, and then the little trick at the end where
the 2 riders jump off their sleds and swap is cute, like something your
parents might have seen on "The Monkees" tv show.
Shaun White himself made a quick late-night run through the Burton film
premiere after-party (at Bar 169) where we saw him from midnight to 12:30,
then took off in a cab, with cheers from his fans. This party actually had
fancy hors d'ouevres served by wait staff on trays upstairs.
Here's a photo from last year's bowling party in Boston, with Nico Mueller
lower right, Fredi Kalbermatten center, Liam Griffin upper left, and Yale
Cousino upper right. Read our brand new interview with Yale Cousino
here. And read
about that Burton Boston party 2008
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