Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

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Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau


Saturday Jul 05 06:00 PM
Sunday Jul 13 01:00 PM
Thursday Jul 31 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Sam George. USA. 2013. 96 mins.

This award-winning documentary chronicles the remarkable life, times, and legacy of the late Eddie Aikau—fearless big wave surfer, pioneering North Shore lifeguard and crewmember of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule‘a. As the first official North Shore lifeguard, Aikau saved more than 500 lives and never failed once. Time and again he plunged into 40-foot waves at Waimea Bay to rescue swimmers, hence the slogan "Eddie would go,” a phrase that has long carried deep meaning with countless Hawaiians and surfers worldwide. With its combination of archival imagery, dramatic reenactments, contemporary interviews and meticulously researched historical source material Hawaiian is a compelling examination of the tragic decline and extraordinary rebirth of the Hawaiian culture, as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement. Narrated by Josh Brolin, directed by Sam George (Riding Giants) and produced by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys) and Paul Taublieb (The Vow), Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau is a fitting tribute to a man who is considered a hero across the globe.

Opening night: $15 | $12 Museum members SOLD OUT
Jul 13 + 31: $10 | $8 Museum members 

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