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Red Barn Event: The Approach with Ingrid Backstrom

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Red Barn, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth

New Addition: This film now has audio descriptions! If you would like to use the audio descriptions to hear what is happening in the film, please bring your own phone and headphones. The Approach team created this option to make the film more accessible!
Link to access audio descriptions:
password: approach

Join Leavenworth local and professional skier, Ingrid Backstrom, to view the film, The Approach, and talk about it's creation.

The Approach film is an action-driven ski and snowboard film elevating women, adaptive skiers, and people of color. The Approach combines all kinds of skiing and riding in gorgeous locations throughout the west, and gives a glimpse into the wide variety of narratives behind why riding is important to each athlete, and their approach to the mountains and life. The Approach is directed, filmed and edited by Anne Cleary, with additional film and production work by Sofia Jaramillo, Jeff Keenan, and Leanne Pelosi, and produced by Ingrid Backstrom and Mad Trees. Featured riders include: Emilé Zynobia, Leanne Pelosi, Brooklyn Bell, Vasu Sojitra, Ingrid Backstrom, Anna Soens, Sophia Rouches, and more.

Ingrid Backstrom has been skiing professionally for 16 years and has appeared in over 20 ski films including Warren Miller, Sherpas Cinema, and Matchstick Productions. She has been fortunate to make first descents of mountains in China, Greenland, and Baffin Island, as well as skiing in Pakistan, Greenland, and from the summit of Denali. She lives with her husband, two kids, and a dog in Leavenworth, Washington.

Doors open at 6:30pm for community social with local beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation begins at 7:00pm.
Free event with a donation basket at door.

Since these events are now indoors in close quarters, only people who are vaccinated for COVID-19 (regardless of eligibility) may attend. We still ask that you wear a mask. Thank you for following this honor system. Windows will be open during the event (along with an air purifier operating), so please bring a layer to keep you warm.