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‘McConkey’ makes South Shore premiere

“McConkey” looks at the life of legendary Squaw Valley skier Shane McConkey.
Courtesy Alfredo Martínez Fernández |

If you go

What: “McConkey” premiere

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Where: Peek Nightclub, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $10 and up

Info: http://mcconkeymovie.com

A documentary on legendary skier Shane McConkey that brought more than 4,000 out to Squaw Valley earlier this month will make its South Shore debut next weekend.

Peek Nightclub, inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, will show the Red Bull Media House-backed film at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

“‘McConkey’ is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams,” according to the movie’s website. “Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives.”

The movie uses more than 1,000 hours of archival footage to help tell the story of the uber-talented skier and the man behind the legend.

“But what a lot of skiers may never have seen – and what the rest of the world deserves to know, too – is what a phenomenal person Shane was, and what he went through to become the luminary he grew into,” according to the directors statement about the film. “Of course he was smarter than he ever let on; his unprecedented vision of ski design revolutionized the industry. But beyond that, like all of us, Shane found some pretty daunting obstacles in his life path, and the way he overcame them is a lesson in humanity. Shane figured out how to live life to the fullest – on his own terms, in his own amazing way. His passion for life leaves an open invitation for others to do the same.”

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