Cast: Carl Boenish, Jean Boenish
Director: Marah Strauch
Running Time: 98 minutes
Sunshine Superman is a truly heart-racing documentary that encapsulates the journey of Carl Boenish, the father of the awe-inspiring BASE jumping movement. Carl's early passion for skydiving sparked his taste for adventure; his appetite for even more spectacular and dangerous exploits led him to explore a more exhilarating adrenaline rush, and the controversial BASE jump was born. In 1978, Carl filmed the first jumps from El Capitan using ram-air parachutes, popularising this perilous recreational activity, Sunshine Superman captures these feats that would go on to become an infamous phenomenon.
Experience this jaw-dropping journey of life and love, from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of achievements. Watch as Carl and his wife Jean break the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984, by completing a successful double BASE jump off the iconic -Troll Wall' in Norway. Unexpectedly, this meteoric high is followed by disaster; Sunshine Superman is an emotional story that will have you on the edge of your seat right until the bitter end.
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