Doc Soup Calgary Presents: Sunshine Superman

Posted on March 4, 2015

The Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced SUNSHINE SUPERMAN as the final selection in the 2014-15 Doc Soup series.

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN is a heart-racing 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.

The April screening, presented by CIFF and Hot Docs, will take place on Wednesday April 1, 7 p.m. at Cineplex Eau Claire.

Told through a mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, SUNSHINE SUPERMAN leaves you breathless and inspired, while never glossing over the dangerous side of Boenish's pursuit.

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN is the final film in the 2014-15 Doc Soup series. The 2015-16 series will kick off in November 2015.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura Carlson; Calgary International Film Festival
403-452-4845 (office); 587-700-0116 (cell)


Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. The series is now in its ninth year, and runs from November 2016 to April 2017. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup showcases six of the latest and most acclaimed Canadian and international documentaries, bringing local audiences the finest in inspiring and intelligent non-fiction cinema from across the globe.

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