We take dating pretty seriously here at the Basement. Dinner and a movie just isn’t enough for us, which is why we decided to up the ante considerably by playing host to one of the Bay Area’s biggest film festivals, IndieFest!
Happening Sept. 28 to 30, that’s three straight days of epic, action-packed extreme sports movies guaranteed to inspire a truly magnificent date number two. We’ve got our fingers crossed for a mountaineering expedition, but we’ll settle for mountain biking. (Don’t want to move too fast, right?)
So grab that special someone and settle in for a some seriously inspirational films. You can thank us later.
The festival will be taking place at three Sports Basement locations: Bryant St in San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek. The full schedule is below. You can get more details as well as see trailers for each of the films here.
Friday, Sept. 28
12:30pm: On the Trails of Glaciers (Mountaineering)
2pm: Defy: The Danny Harf Project (Wakeboarding)
3:30pm: Frontier (Kayaking)
4:45pm: Format Perspective (Skateboarding)
6:20pm: A Deeper Shade of Blue (Surfing) Opening Night Film
8pm: Opening Night Party at Mission Cliffs: DJs, drinks, nibbles and free climbing plus snowboarding and climbing short films by Standard Films and Reel Rock. Athletes in attendance.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Noon: 40 Days at Base Camp (Mountaineering) Filmmaker in attendance.
2pm: Lost and Found (Surfing) Filmmaker in attendance.
3:30pm: Wyoming Triumph (Ski/Snowboarding)
5pm: Manufacturing Stoke (Surfing)
Sunday, Sept. 30
12:30pm: Sunday Matinee at Bryant St-Bouldering, slacklining, surfing and skating short films
2:15pm: Drop (Downhill skateboarding)
3:40pm: Freedom Riders (Mountain biking)
5pm: Solitaire (Ski/Snowboarding) Closing Night Film