Denmark Arts Center is celebrating the end of the Weirdest Ski Season EVAH from March 4-7, by paying homage to the legendary ski filmmaker Greg Stump. Submitted photo

Denmark Arts Center is celebrating the end of the Weirdest Ski Season EVAH from March 4-7, by paying homage to the legendary ski filmmaker Greg Stump with an online Ski-Stump filmFEST. Thirty years of ski film history roll out before your eyes with the US SKI & State of Maine Hall of Fame skier and extreme ski films creator in a Ski-Stump filmFEST.

If you are unfamiliar with Greg Stump, a quick internet search notes, “Greg Stump spent two years on the professional freestyle circuit and was a skier in films made by Dick Barrymore, particularly Vagabond Skier shot in New Zealand in 1979. That was Barrymore’s last ski film and Greg Stump went on to appear in two ski films by Warren Miller.” But if you are familiar with extreme skiing films, you know Greg’s story doesn’t end there, no it’s just the beginning. Stump was the gasoline to Warren Miller films, igniting people’s passion and exploding films with extreme freestyle skiing, setting a new standard. Greg Stump went on to produce 25 skiing films featuring snowboarders, killer soundtracks, free skiers Mike Hattrup and US SKI Hall of Famers Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt, grabbing the attention of a younger, hip audience. Greg become an 80s & 90s ski filmmaker pop icon. Stump secured his ski film legend status with a sweet blend of his narrative combined with the music of legendary rock producer Trevor Horn. Greg’s films exquisitely married movement with music for an exciting viewing experience. Bands like Nasty Rox Inc, Kissing the Pink, Propaganda, Alpha Blondy, The Beastie Boys, Billy Idol and the unforgettable velvet-voiced singer-songwriter Seal underscored his skiing films.

This fundraiser is $15, for which you can select three films from the following features: “The Blizzard of Aaahhh’s,” “License to Thrill,” “Groove Requiem,” “P-Tex, Lies & Duct Tape,” or “Maltese Flamingo.” To read more about Greg Stump’s films and daydream about hours of snow paradise go to www.denmarkarts.org – tickets can be ordered starting 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 4 and will be on sale through Sunday, March 7.

After your film extravaganza, make sure to tune in at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8, to Denmark Arts Center’s Facebook page or SkiHOT Facebook page for the Drawing O’ the Ski-Stump filmFEST Prizes – or go to www.denmarkarts.org for a list of winners.

The Denmark Arts Center is an award-winning 501(c)3 cultural organization founded in 1994 in the rural community of Denmark. Housed in the town’s historic 1883 Odd Fellows Hall, the DAC offers year-round events and workshops in contemporary dance, theater, music and visual art to community members young and old. DAC is at 50 West Main St., Denmark. For more information, visit http://www.denmarkarts.org.