Extreme sports documentaries are really in right now. Everyone seems to have a backstory and their own profound views on the art of (insert outrageous hobby here). This gives filmmakers the perfect opportunity to gather all sorts of danger-seekers from all corners of the world and showcase their insanity within the confines of a two-hour video. It’s like 50% sport, 50% obscure generic statements about life and how we must live it to the fullest.
At least “One Step Beyond” has a reason to make mention such deep topics. Géraldine Fasnacht’s life was much like that of any other sports nut until one day tragedy struck and she was faced with the decision to either give up or continue pursuing her obsession. A world-renowned snowboarder and base jumper, her euphoric dives contrast her heartbreaking loss and make for a genuine account of the extraordinary lives these thrillseekers live. How appropriate that a wingsuiting movie preaches the same “fall down seven times, stand up eight” mentality that Corliss and Daisher embrace.