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Get lost in mountain bike imagination with Truckee’s unReal premiere

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Escape the real world and attend the Truckee premiere of unReal on Friday, June 19, outside at the "Salty" Gebhart Amphitheater at the Truckee River Regional Park.

The first feature from the unprecedented creative union of action sport production companies Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films, unReal is inspired by the unlimited imaginations of some of the world's best mountain bikers.

Shot exclusively in 4K, the film will transport viewers into the unReal world, a wild place of wonder where there are no boundaries, no rules and anything is possible.

All attendees can enter the unReal Tour Contest for a chance to win a custom unReal Trek Slash fully equipped with Shimano XTR, a trip for two to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, or a Sony Action Cam. The unReal film tour is expected to be among the biggest in mountain bike film history.

unReal is for those of us who escape, a film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn't remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it.

Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren't the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand.

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Riders in the film include: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Steve Smith, Tom van Steenbergen and Thomas Vanderham, with Brook Macdonald, Finn Iles, Ian Morrison, James Doerfling, Matty Miles and friends.

unReal is co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films, and written, directed and edited by Anthill Films.

Since 1996, Teton Gravity Research has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports. Visit TetonGravity.com to learn more.

Anthill Films is a group of award-winning action sport storytellers who are constantly pushing visual, technical, and creative boundaries. Visit AnthillFilms.com to learn more.

If you go

What: Truckee premiere of unReal

When: Friday, June 19. Gates at 7, film starts at sunset.

Where: Truckee River Regional Park

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at door; $7 for kids 16 and under.