What the Sea Gives Me + shorts

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    What the Sea Gives Me


What the Sea Gives Me + shorts


Sunday Jul 19 07:30 PM
Wednesday Jul 29 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:


What the Sea Gives Me
Directed Pierce M. Kavanagh. USA. 2014. 63 min.
Petra and Pierce Kavanagh, the duo behind Manufacturing Stoke and founders of the San Diego Surf Film Festival, give a stunning portrayal of the relationship between man and sea through the eyes of 12 people whose destinies are defined by their connection to the ocean. Hear stories from some of the world’s greatest ocean ambassadors—waveriders, shapers, surf photographers, great white shark researchers, and those diving to depths never before reached or capturing waves on the frigid fringes of the planet. Join Andre Barbieri, Matt Beard, Chris Burkard, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Dave Homcy, Don King, Nicole Levinson, Ryan Levinson, Dave Marciano, Brett McBride, Dr. Walter Munk and Angela Oschmann on an honest and personal journey that will open the eyes and awaken the senses.

Winner: Best Cinematography, London Surf Film Festival.

See the trailer.

—screens with—

Surf Town (short)
Directed by Matt Luttrell. Hawaii. 2015. 7 min.
This short film by the editor of O‘ahu-based magazine trim is an homage to Honolulu’s history as the original surf town. Focused around a handcrafted surfboard made by Todd Pinder, the piece features Pinder and friends surfing at a few of the city’s most iconic waves. 

Into the Mind of Greg Long (short)
Directed by Patrick Trefz. USA. 2010. 5 min.
Greg Long is one of the most decorated big wave surfers in the sport today. Into the Mind of Greg Long dives deep into Greg’s unique philosophy on the pursuit of big wave adventure. 

The Coast (short)
Directed by Skip Armstrong. USA. 2015. 7 min.
The Coast is a stunning and poignant short by Oregon-based filmmaker Skip Armstrong that tells the story of surfer Hayden Peters, who embraces the ocean as he awaits a doctor’s diagnosis concerning a hereditary condition that could cut his life short. 

ICON: Mike Coots on Loving the Tiger Shark that Took His Leg (short)
Directed by Alex Smolowe. USA. 2014. 5 mins.
Most would be grateful to simply survive. Many would graciously move forward appreciating the small moments that make the day-to-day. Mike Coots? He wanted more. And not only for himself, but for sharks, including the tiger shark that took his leg. 

Ode to California (short)
Directed by Patrick Trefz. USA. 2010. 8 min.
Anyone who has ever been in the sea understands that the ocean is a vast wilderness, and the northern California ocean reality is not always what it seems. Timeless and provocative, Ode is a glimpse into the heart of the ocean and those that live in accordance with it.

Special guest: Matt Luttrell, director of short film Surf Town and editor of Trim magazine will be in attendance at the July 19, 7:30pm screening.

WIN A TODD PINDER SURFBOARD: Buy a lucky-number ticket at the July 19 screening to win the Todd Pinder custom Spoon longboard that appears in Matt Luttrell's short film Surf Town. Drawing will be done at the screening. Proceeds support the museum's Soundshop music education program. For more information on the surfboard giveaway, contact Abbie Algar at 532-8794.


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