Warren Miller’s All Time @ McCaw Hall
A new era 🎿
Published October 26, 2023
📅 Saturday, November 18th
⏰ 7:30 pm
📍 McCaw Hall: 321 Mercer St, Seattle
For some, the ski season didn’t officially start until Warren Miller dropped a new ski film every year. The late filmmaker and snow sports enthusiast spent decades chronicling the world’s frigid mountain slopes and stellar snow athletes that careened down them in his bombastic, boundary-pushing documentaries. He was prolific, releasing hundreds of sports films that featured his quippy narration. “If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do,” as he’d say.
Washington has a special place in its heart for Miller. He had a home on Orcas Island and became a local fixture during the summers and later in his life. In his 80s, Miller made his final public appearance in Seattle in 2010 at his “An Evening with Warren Miller” lecture series at Benaroya Hall, and in 2018, he passed away in his Orcas Island home.
His company, Warren Miller Entertainment, has been on quite a journey in the past couple of decades. In 1989, Miller sold Warren Miller Entertainment to his son, Kurt, and his partner, Peter Speek. The company changed hands a few times, eventually ending up with Active Interest Media. Throughout, WME produced new yearly films, but this year signals a shift for the company, as it’ll be the first time in 74 years that the company doesn’t produce an entirely new film. It’s an interesting time to pay attention to this latest release, All Time.
Narrated by and featuring skier Jonny Moseley, the film is a “love letter” to the sport and kicks off a two-year celebration of Miller’s legacy. It follows the rise of ski towns like Aspen and Sun Valley, the inventiveness of the original hotdoggers, and introduces some of the next generation of skiers. All Time primarily consists of old footage and narration, but it also weaves in new footage shot at Palisades Tahoe, California, and Park City, and stars snow athletes like Glen Plake, Michelle Parker, Seth Wescott, Lexi duPont, and more.
📸: Warren Miller Entertainment
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Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.