It’s been over two years since Pretty Faces first came to Portland, Oregon in November of 2014 – but due to high demand from the local community, it was time to dust off the projector, dig up the DVD, and plan a party! On December 6th, Base Camp Brewing played host to a crowd of over 120 eager snow-lovers looking to watch Lynsey Dyer’s memorable all-women’s ski film, Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl.
To kick the night off right, SheJumps, Mountain Shop, Mt. Hood Meadows, and Evolution Healthcare were on site to welcome moviegoers with free swag and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for the night’s cool prizes. Coalition Snow, Outdoor Project, Base Camp Brewing, Mountain Shop, Skout Backcountry and Evolution Healthcare and Fitness all kicked in some giveaways to make the raffle shine, and many attendees went home with prizes – including new Smith I/O goggles, free acupuncture and gym sessions, full ski tunes, custom pint glasses, gift certificates, and much more!
Needless to say, this will not be the last time Pretty Faces comes to Portland. The community here has proven that it values gender equality, especially in outdoor recreation, and SheJumps plans to continue bringing female-specific media and outdoor-educational opportunities to the Rose City. As more and more productions move towards featuring more females, Pretty Faces has effectively set the bar in capturing the fun, compassion, courage, and unique energy that emerges when you bring badass ladies together in the mountains.
If you weren’t able to attend this screening, don’t sweat it! Check out www.unicornpicnic.com for more information on the movie, to purchase the DVD, and to help support Unicorn Picnic in continuing to cultivate the market for women and girls in media coverage. Make sure to watch for upcoming events in your area, and we’ll see you in 2017 for more Pretty Faces!
“Pretty faces is an all female ski film featuring the best athletes from around the world in celebration of playing outside, pushing the sport of skiing and living up to our fullest potential as a supportive community. Inspired by the desire to offer young girls role models and inspiration to play outside, this film aims to capture all the girl stoke from the pioneers who have paved the way to the “never-evers” who will continue to define what it means to ski like a girl.” – unicornpicnic.com.
Oregon Regional Coordinator