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2015 Films

FRIDAY, OCT. 2ND

7-10 PM

Music by: The Jolly Llamas

FEATURE: OCEAN DRIVEN

SHORTS

OCEAN DRIVEN with cast & crew Q&A!

Director: Nadia Tarlow

A gripping odyssey that tracks the true-life development of South African big wave surfer Chris Bertish, whose single-minded pursuit of his dreams and refusal to let seemingly insurmountable obstacles stand in the way, culminate in the world’s premier big wave surfing competition at Mavericks. Moments after nearly drowning, Bertish takes the world by storm in the largest waves ever seen there. Ocean Driven is a story of overcoming obstacles and channeling fear into strength, empowering viewers to never give up in pursuit of their dreams.

THE PACIFIC WAYFARER

Director: Dylan Maranda

An ambitious journey to capture the raw human spirit that is displayed daily in the Canadian surf scene. This short documentary follows Michael Darling, a surfing veteran, in a day of his life, traversing the Canadian outback to hit a hidden reef slab off the coast of Juan de Fuca.

THE WINTER SURF

Director: Donggi Kim

"The Winter Surf" is a film shot in South Korea in winter 2014. Directed, filmed and edited by a few dedicated surfers, the film’s vision is to showcase surfing in Korea.

  BEHIND THE SEEN Director: Francesco Campello Surf and freediving through the eyes of Matt Rott, an athlete and adventure/travel journalist who spends six months a year in Micronesia and the rest of the year on the road.

 

BEHIND THE SEEN

Director: Francesco Campello

Surf and freediving through the eyes of Matt Rott, an athlete and adventure/travel journalist who spends six months a year in Micronesia and the rest of the year on the road.

MAKING MY OWN BOARD

Director: Dylan Pegg

14-year-old surfer/filmmaker/photographer Dylan Pegg's school project was to design and construct his own surfboard. This film, with shots by and of Dylan, shows the process from conception to surfing the board.

EL CHINO

Director: Max Esposito

Jon "El Chino" Wong would be next up in the four-generation Chinese lineage of Sun Sun Co., the oldest grocery store and wholesaler in Boston's Chinatown. A lifetime of working for his father and uncle - endlessly stacking boxes and loading trucks while doing deliveries aroudn New England - has worn on him and he breaks away from the faily business to create a career shaping surfboards.

BRAINWORK: ANTHONY TASHNICK

Director: Kyle Buthman

Santa Cruz's Anthony Tashnick is unapologetically a grom in a man's body. Here we get to peek into his thoughts, his ambitions, as well as a taste of his Mavs dexterity. He shapes blanks with his driveway (not on... with), wants to hot-dog the XXL stuff, and even tries tail-sliding a five-inch thick 10'8" twin-fin... at Mavs. He won the Mavs event back in 2005, but now his singular goal is to show everyone "how much fun surfing really can be".


Saturday, Oct. 3rd

7-10 pm

DOUBLE FEATURE! STRANGE RUMBLINGS IN SHANGRI-LA & HEADACHE

STRANGE RUMBLINGS IN SHANGRI-LA

Director: Joe G.

A mix of high performance surfing and stunning cinematography that documents an unforgettable worldwide journey in search of surfing’s own Holy Grail. From the frigid waters of Iceland to the tropical beauty of Mozambique. From dreamy French beach breaks to exotic islands off the coast of Brazil, and into deepest Indonesia. Shot on Super 16mm film and created in the spirit of the classic films by Bruce Brown and Jacques Cousteau, Strange Rumblings in Shangri La will take you on an adventure you won’t soon forget.

HEADACHE

Director: Felix Gänsicke

Welcome to 6mm Rubber Land. The Binsurfen crew travels through Iceland, Scotland, Denmark and Germany, filming exclusively in the winter of the northern European hemisphere. Breathtaking landscape, heavy slabs, ice-cold waves: 50% cold water surfing, 50% cold water surfing!
 

German with English subtitles

SHORTS

  SATURDAY 6:27 AM Director: Josh Rufford A short observation of happenings that could be taking place at any given break on any given day...

 

SATURDAY 6:27 AM

Director: Josh Rufford

A short observation of happenings that could be taking place at any given break on any given day...

  A NEW BREED: GET MILES AWAY Director: Alex Craig When unpredictable weather conditions boast a 50/50 success rate, the odds are in your favour – at least, as far as BC-based surf filmmaker Ben Gulliver and surf photographer Jeremy Koreski are concerned.

 

A NEW BREED: GET MILES AWAY

Director: Alex Craig

When unpredictable weather conditions boast a 50/50 success rate, the odds are in your favour – at least, as far as BC-based surf filmmaker Ben Gulliver and surf photographer Jeremy Koreski are concerned.

  STILL SWELL AT 85 Director: Dean Saffron The nickname Magoo conjures up images of a well- intentioned but incapable character bumbling through life's daily adventures , even for those too young to have been exposed to the iconic cartoon. While Barry "Magoo" McGuigan is a lovable spirit, this is where the similarity ends as being Australia's oldest competitive surfer generates extreme focus . 

 

STILL SWELL AT 85

Director: Dean Saffron

The nickname Magoo conjures up images of a well- intentioned but incapable character bumbling through life's daily adventures , even for those too young to have been exposed to the iconic cartoon. While Barry "Magoo" McGuigan is a lovable spirit, this is where the similarity ends as being Australia's oldest competitive surfer generates extreme focus . 

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door (cash only please!).
General $16
Groms 12 and under $10


Sunday, Oct. 4th

7-10 PM

FEATURE: UNCHARTED WATERS

SHORTS

UNCHARTED WATERS

Director: Craig Griffin

Uncharted Waters tells the amazing story of legendary Australian surfer Wayne Lynch. From his emergence as a groundbreaking surf prodigy to his dominance in big waves with a small board, rising to the top during the early days of professional contests, Lynch's surfing will amaze. But what makes the film doubly compelling is its unflinching examination of Lynch's maverick approach to life. At the height of his success he rejected the attention and rewards, preferring massive empty waves in his beloved Southern Ocean to any contest. His rebellious nature led him even further, into years living as an outlaw, on the run from conscription and the Vietnam War. The film takes a hard look at this incredible pioneer and icon of the true spirit of surf.

WORLD PREMIERE!

FAROES: THE OUTPOST VOL 02

Directors: Ben Weiland and Chris Burkard

In the middle of the North Atlantic, a cluster of 18 jagged islands comprises the Faroe Islands. Dane Gudauskas, Justin Quintal, Sam Hammer, Tyler Warren, Chris Burkard, and Ben Weiland attempt to unravel a coastline of dramatic fjords and plunging waterfalls in search of perfect waves. They spend two weeks exploring the islands, living in seaside cottages and becoming acquainted with stunning scenery and the strange and ancient customs of a nation founded by vikings. Cast: Chris Burkard, Dane Gudauskas, Sam Hammer, Tyler Warren, Justin Quintal & Elli Thor Magnussen

Tickets on sale here
General $16
Groms 12 and under $10
(5% admission tax not included)

GATHERING

Director: Nathan Oldfield

Featuring the enigmatic and free-thinking Dave Rastovich at home in the sacred playgrounds of the Far North Coast of New South Wales, this short film explores Rastovich's ideas around how the tension between the industrial and the natural in the surfing world unfolds in that place. Ultimately, 'Gathering' celebrates how diversity and difference in ecosystems, relationships and surfing contribute to the preciousness of life.

THE COAST

Director: Skip Armstrong

Borderlands. The bridge between two worlds. Where the known meets mystery. Powerful, unforgiving–and exactly what Hayden Peters was looking for. Trading the city for the daily sting of salt water on his skin, Hayden reveals how life on the coast brings him balance like no other place on earth could.

  HOME Director: Elliot Leboe Matt Meola surfing at home on Maui; features the first ever landed spindle flip 540.

 

HOME

Director: Elliot Leboe

Matt Meola surfing at home on Maui; features the first ever landed spindle flip 540.