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Magnolia Pictures has dropped the soaring first trailer for documentarian Marah Strauch’s heart-racing “Sunshine Superman.” A popular entry at festivals in Toronto and New York last year, “Superman” is a 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.
Told through a mix of intimate, 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, the documentary explores Boenish’s personal life and the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian “Troll Wall” mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster.
Magnolia Pictures will release “Sunshine Superman” on May 22. Check out the new poster below: