June 11, 2015

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Sunshine Superman is a heart-racing portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to even more spectacular feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience Boenish’s jaw-dropping journey in life and love, including 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. Told through a stunning mix of archival footage shot by Boenish, re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired. Co-presented by the Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto Section. – Bloor Cinema

After seeing this film on the big screening you’ll want to talk about it – trust us on this one. Come join fellow HS Doc Club members at an offsite location to chat about some of the following over dinner and drinks:

  • The culture of BASE jumping and skydiving
  • Carl Boenish’s use of cameras vs. the GoPro
  • The use of archival footage in storytelling

No prior knowledge of documentaries or BASE jumping is necessary (although if you are a BASE jumper, we strongly encourage you to join us). Join the mailing list or Facebook page for all the details on how to take part in the discussion!

New to the club or coming alone? Awesome! Shoot us an email at and we’ll make sure someone is there to greet you. All are welcome!