Skier Michael Hibbs goes "dry-land skiing" in San Francisco for a mockumentary that explores the future of skiing in the face of climate change. (Film still courtesy of Sam Blakesberg, via Vimeo)

Skier bombs down San Francisco slopes in new mockumentary 'The Kook' + more topics to discuss over brunch

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Yes it's goofy AF, but The Kook, a new mockumentary by native San Francisco filmmaker Sam Blakesberg and starring Los Angeles–based skier Michael Hibbs, provides one of those can't-look-away moments as Hibbs, doing all his own stunts, shreds down Mt. Tam and the streets and steps of SF in overalls and on skis.

The 15-minute short is intended to evoke questions about the future of skiing in the face of climate change and warmer, drier winters.


Read more about the film in the San Francisco Chronicle, or watch the entire film below (trust us, it's kinda mesmerizing).

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