70 Some Years

  • Short Documentary | 5 min 33 sec
  • Directed by Riley Hooper, USA 

Henry Bendinelli has been skiing for 70-some years. Two years ago Henry emailed Vimeo support asking for help with deleting videos. In the process of assisting him, I learned he was an 89 year-old skiing, dancing, video-shooting Portland native. I had found a kindred spirit. By the end of our lengthy correspondence he had invited me to go skiing. I accepted his invitation and, naturally, made a film about him as wall.