Warren Miller’s ‘Line of Descent’ Showing at Taos Center for the Arts

By Marissa Le

“Line of Descent,” a film by Warren Miller that chronicles how today’s most recognizable skiers got their start in the sport, will be showcased in Taos on Friday, November 17. The one-day ski film screening is being hosted by the Town of Taos, Taos Ski Valley and the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA). The first showing begins at 4pm at the Taos Community Auditorium, followed by a second showing at 7pm.

“Line of Descent” is the 68th annual winter sports feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment. The film celebrates the art of skiing and features well known figures from the skiing community, as well as showcasing the top destinations worldwide for the sport. Miller has been producing winter adventure films since 1949, and for many snow sport enthusiasts around the world, the annual release of the films marks the beginning of ski season.

“We are very excited to bring what has become a tradition for skiers to the Town of Taos,” said Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos. “Ski season is always a very exciting time for the area,” she said. “This is the perfect opportunity to kick it off.”

Armijo also said she hopes the film will offer a chance for the Taos community to learn more about snow sports and get behind what is the biggest tourism attraction of the winter.

“This will also serve as an excellent opportunity to inspire Taos’ next generation to take advantage of the nearby Taos Ski Valley and begin skiing or snowboarding, if they haven’t done so already,” she said.

The film is being screened as a part of a national Warren Miller Film Tour. The Town of Taos, Taos Ski Valley and the TCA are joint hosts of the Taos leg of the tour.

“We take great pride in collaborating with the Town of Taos and TCA to bring together nice community events like this,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley.

The event will be emceed by Michael Wagener — chef of ACEQ restaurant and local ski enthusiast — and will feature free giveaways for attendees. Admission for the 4pm showing is free for kids 16 and under and $5 for adults, while the 7pm showing is $10 general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the TCA, Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, or by calling 575-758-2052.

For more information on the event and screenings, visit http://www.tcataos.org/

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