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Summer Surf Film Festival

Postby goro » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:54 pm

NEW WAVES: 2nd Annual Surf Film Festival, July 10-2 4

THE 2ND ANNUAL SURF FILM FESTIVAL
AT THE DORIS DUKE THEATRE CO-SPONSORED BY CONTRAST MAGAZINE

Special thanks to Eric and Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, and filmmaker/photographer Lance Arinaga for their consultation. This year’s surf film festival includes four highly anticipated Hawai‘i premieres that have been the buzz in surf media. We’ve also included two favorite films by acclaimed surf filmmakers Jack McCoy and Taylor Steele. Each film offers an original perspective on surfing, ranging from a focus on athletic surfers, to a meditation on the connection between surfing and music, and a brand new release about women surfers.

Opening night on Friday, July 10 will feature free Blue Moon and Coors Light beer, courtesy of co-sponsor Contrast Magazine (identification required), and the global cuisine of Da Spot—their overflowing plates of dishes from around the world (Egyptian chicken to Thai curries) are between $7 and $8. Moviegoers can come at 6:00 p.m. for dinner-and-a-movie. Then director Lance Arinaga will introduce his film Icons2 at 7:30 p.m. Expected to attend opening night are surfer pros Hank Gaskell, Jun Jo, Daniel Jones, M ikala Jones, Jason Shibata (who is also the marketing director of festival co-sponsor Contrast magazine), and Nick Mita.

Closing night on Friday, July 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature free Primo beer, courtesy of Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, followed by the Hawaii premiere of Dear and Yonder: Daring Stories of Ladies United by the Sea (read more about this film below).

The Honolulu Academy of Arts will raffle off a prized Wade Tokoro surfboard. Everyone who purchases a film ticket will be entered in the raffle. You get additional tickets if you purchase a museum membership. The higher level the membership, the more tickets. Student ($20): 1 additional ticket; national/neighbor island ($40): 3 tickets; individual ($55): 5 tickets; family ($95): 10 tickets; subscriber ($150): 20 tickets; Society of Academy Fellows ($1,500): 50 tickets.


ICONS2

HAWAII PREMIERE
ICONS2
Director: Lance Arinaga
Bali, Philippines, California, Tahiti, Hawaii, 2009, 40 mins.

Icons2 was created with an artistic yet aggressive editing style, and innovatively uses still photography, to captivate audiences. The Hawaii-heavy cast includes Kelly Slater, Kekoa Bacalso, Bruce Irons, Joel Parkinson, Mikala Jones, Mick Fanning, Dusty Payne, Hank Gaskell, Dustin Cuizon, Fred Patacchia, Jason Shibata, Jamie O’brien, Joel Centeio, Jordy Smith, Dane Reynolds, Carissa Moore, Jun Jo, Shane Dorian.

*Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Lance Arinaga will introduce his film at 7:30 p.m. and be available afterwards for a q&a.




HAWAII PREMIERE: THE PRESENT

HAWAII PREMIERE
THE PRESENT
Director: Thomas Campbell
West Africa, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand,
California and Hawaii, 2009, 74 mins.

In the late ‘90s a few young, independent filmmakers used vintage Bolex 16mm film cameras to document modern-day surfing in an old-school style. Director Thomas Campbell is among a small number of purists using film instead of video. According to him, The Present’s basic premise is, “Taking a view into our lives as surfers on this planet, and showing that this moment—in our surfing lives right now—is a gift.” All of this happens to the backdrop of a timeless, down-tempo soundtrack that has been a hallmark of Campbell’s other works. (Adapted from www.trimyourlifeaway.com.)

*Saturday, July 11, Sunday, July 12 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.




HAWAII PREMIERE: MUSICA SURFICA

HAWAII PREMIERE
MUSICA SURFICA
Director: Mick Sowry
Australia, 2009, 46 mins.

This stunning documentary follows world-renowned violinist Richard Tognetti as he explores new boundaries in experimental surfing and music. The life-long surfer also happens to be artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and in Musica Surfica , he teams up with influential surfer Derek Hynd, who is also interested in the connection between surfing and art. They are joined by top surfers and musicians on remote King Island in the Southern Ocean, where they ride boards based on 300-year-old Hawaiian designs, or on unconventionally finned surfboards, for one of the first “finless” surfing events since the days of the ancient Hawaiians. At the same time, Richard and surfer members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, along with guest musicians, perform for the people of King Island. It is an unlikely, electrifying combination of music, which has since toured the world to much acclaim.

*Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



SIPPING JETSTREAMS

SIPPING JETSTREAMS
Director: Taylor Steele
Morocco, Hong Kong, Italy, Indonesia, Egypt, Japan, Cuba, and Barbados, 2007, 40 mins.

Several years ago, fed up with traveling to the same old places to document surfing, photographer Dustin Humphrey and filmmaker Taylor Steele had an epiphany. Though they’d spent much of their lives in airplanes, hotels, rental cars, and aboard boats, had they really seen the world? What was beyond Hawaii, Australia, and Tahiti? The pair scrapped the old surf-travel strategy of “fly in, surf, fly out” in favor of true cultural exploration in places like Cuba and Egypt. They were “sipping jetstreams.” (synopsis adapted from www.sippingjetstreams.com)

*Friday, July 17 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.



THE GREEN IGUANA

THE GREEN IGUANA
Director: Jack McCoy
Australia, Hawaii, and Indonesia, 1991, 60 mins. with extra material

The Green Iguana is the second film director Jack McCoy made for Gordon Merchant, the owner and founder of Billabong (the first film was Bunyip Dreaming ). This legendary surf film stars Michael “Munga” Barry, Luke Egan, Sunny Garcia, Mark “Occy” Occhilupo, and introduces Brendan “Margo” Margieson and Peter King. All of the action takes place on the back of an iguana who lies in the water and creates little islands from the spikes along his tail. Creating a fun-filled, action-packed surf adventure was McCoy’s objective, and from all reports, he succeeded on location in Australia, Hawaii and Indonesia. McCoy writes, “I filmed every shot on 16mm film and it’s all rockin’ and no talkin’!”

*Sunday, July 19 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m
*Tuesday, July 21 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
*Wednesday, July 22 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Filmmaker Jack McCoy will be here to introduce The Green Iguana and a clip of his new film at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 19.


HAWAII PREMIERE: DEAR & YONDER: DARING STORIES OF LADIES UNITED BY THE SEA

HAWAII PREMIERE
DEAR & YONDER: DARING STORIES OF LADIES UNITED BY THE SEA
Directors: Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler
Australia, French Polynesia, California, Indonesia, Mexico & Arizona, 2009, 70 mins.

Take a ride with a dynamic cast of famed female surfers such as Coco Ho, Sofia Mulanovich, Kassia Meador and Silvana Lima, along with lesser-known ocean-goers like surfer/sailor Liz Clark, bodysurfer/geophysicist Judith Sheridan, and surfer/shaper Ashley Lloyd. The film uncovers the history of women’s surfing, from pre-missionary Hawaiian koa-boarders to 20th-century pioneers such as Linda Benson, Rell Sunn and Margo Oberg. The film includes original art by Nat Russell and animation by artist Lori D., and was shot by cinematographers Thomas Campbell (The Present), Oahu-based Dave Homcy (Surfwise and Sliding Liberia ), Scott Soens and Bali Strickland. The soundtrack includes field recordings from French Polynesia and original compositions by leading indie musicians. According to directors Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler, “Our hope is for the depth and beauty of the film to traverse perceived boundaries…Dear & Yonder is our way of giving something back to the thing we love.”

Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Re: Summer Surf Film Festival

Postby goro » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:00 pm

here's the Honolulu Academy of Arts theater link to the surf film series:

http://www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/a ... px?id=2402

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free beer 2nite Re: Summer Surf Film Festival

Postby goro » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:09 am

Third Annual Surf Film Festival
July 9 - July 31, 2010


This year’s surf film festival is our best ever and includes 10 highly anticipated Hawai‘i premieres. The films range from pure action-packed surfing to a look at surfers who devote their lives to making art. We’ve also included HIFF favorite Fiberglass and Megapixels and the vintage gem Innermost Limits of Pure Fun. Special thanks to Eric and Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, Kona Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Oxbow Surf Company.

OPENING NIGHT, FRIDAY, JULY 9: Free beer available from Kona Brewing Company and free wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; the global cuisine of Da Spot will be available for purchase; music by Dr. Zaius. Moviegoers can come at 6 p.m. for the reception. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for general public. To ensure that you have a ticket, purchase them online at http://honoluluacademy.tix.com or at the theater box office.


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