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Sunshine Superman (2014)

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A heart-racing documentary 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.

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Pretty Girl
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Jean Boenish
John Long ...
Himself
Jake Suffian ...
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Christian Bruno ...
Phil Smith
John B. Macaulay ...
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Carl Boenisch ...
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Eric Mofford ...
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Lars Løge ...
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A heart-racing documentary 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.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language, smoking, and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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$22,891 (USA) (29 May 2015)

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$87,875 (USA) (2 August 2015)
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Prelude to Act I [Lohengrin]
Written by Richard Wagner (as Wagner)
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker, George Solti
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under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A beautiful film
8 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is rare to see a documentary that feels like a full film Sunshine Superman feels like you have been to movies. It has drama, a love story and gorgeous aerial photography. I highly recommend seeing on the big screen. I saw the film in Atlanta with a crowd that gave it a standing ovation. It is a crowd pleaser yet also something deeper. The film explores themes of mortality , faith, inspiration, and what it means to be fully awake in the mad world. The soundtrack is fantastic the film is worth seeing for the soundtrack alone. Some will compare the film with Man on Wire. I think that is a bit too easy and not really true the film is deeper and and the characters richer. The poetic sensibilities are different and a bit more soft (in a good way) in Sunshine Superman.


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