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Stadaconé – Where The River Narrows
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Stadaconé – Where The River Narrows

Less a ski movie and more a collection of ski segments, “Stadaconé” unleashes 22 skiers in a 31minute movie and as you might guess from the title (if you’re up on your Iroquois and New World history, anyway), the focus is on skiers from La Belle Province: Quebec Canada.  With that type of athlete density, there are no real standout superstar performances here but there’s no doubt about the depth of talent in this scene.  The creativity on display makes for a short but solid viewing as skiers like JF Houle, Phil Casabon and JP Auclair hit slope-style courses, rails, building roofs, construction sites and truck depots: you know all the stuff for which Eastern skiing is getting famous.  Except for some insights about the scene from JP Auclair towards the end of “Stadaconé”, there are few real “lifestyle” segments that give you a sense of the personalities of the athletes. As often as not, however, those can go wrong in ski movies and end up being bad filler.  But, with Stadaconé, you end the viewing feeling like you had a glimpse of the scene but could have easily had a little better understanding and appreciation if more insight or commentary had been offered.  The soundtrack works real nicely with tracks from bands like Arcade Fire, The Black Keys and Miike Snow.  Director and editor Nicolas Brassard Asselin has woven a tightly packed set of sequences that showcase the dedication of his crew and skiers.  For fans of urban rails and slope-style courses. By Mark “The Attorney General” Quail

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Reviewed by AttorneyGeneral on May 17, 2011

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