Riding down a ski lift, Telluride Resort, Colorado. Awesome glacial valley below.

Ben Mendelsohn plays the gentle King George VI to Gary Oldman’s rough and rousing Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, which premiered to rousing applause at the mountain festival. An Australian actor best known in Hollywood for his work playing villains like Rogue One’s Director Krennic, Mendelsohn found pleasure in a character on the right side of history. “[The role] was a very unexpected gift given everything I’ve been doing recently,” Mendelsohn said. “I thought it was very bold. It was against the vogue of what had been going on.”

Ben Mendelsohn photographed by Justin Bishop at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival

Throwback. To that time my buddies Chauncey and Chris shredded the Eleven’s Couloir in the Telluride Backcountry. They kicked a couple of slides, but eventually emerged safely. What an amazing ride it must have been.

This image is 6 frames stitched together. If you look closely you can see Chauncey about ¼ from the top. I would love to see this image printed out.