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Saturday Jul 01 06:00 PM
Sunday Jul 02 07:30 PM
Wednesday Jul 05 01:00 PM
Wednesday Jul 19 01:00 PM
Wednesday Aug 02 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2017

Directed by Taylor Steele. USA. 2017. 55 min.

After 2013’s Missing, Taylor Steele is back with this intimate portrait of modern surfing. The film follows eight of the world's best—four legends and four rising stars—as they search for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations. From 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and current champ John Florence, to big wave icon Shane Dorian and breakthrough performer Albee Layer, these are the definitive talents from every aspect of the sport. Six-time women's champ Stephanie Gilmore, radical activist Dave Rastovich, and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson complete the cast.

SOLD OUT | Opening reception: July 1, 6-7:30pm: Join us as we kick off a month of surf films with live music by surf saxophonist Reggie Padilla and his jazz ensemble comprised of Dean Taba on bass, Allan Ward on drums, and Alden Tokuzato on guitar. Ticket includes dinner by EAT Honolulu. Menu features chicken with fennel and Maui lavender, roast pork with with mustard herb sauce, roasted local vegetables, signature rice, and Waipoli Farms greens. Vegetarian option available upon request to Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase. Proximity screens at 7:30pm followed by a post-screening discussion with director Taylor Steele, moderated by local surfer and journalist, Daniel Ikaika Ito. $30 | $25 museum members.

Win Proximity swag!: Proximity production company Teton Gravity Research will have a special giveaway at the opening-night screening. To enter for a chance to win, please go here. Winners must be present during the announcement at the Saturday night screening of the film to receive their prize.


Named one of surfing's "Ten Most Influential People" by Surfer Magazine, director Taylor Steele has 25 award-winning films under his belt and continues to challenge and redefine the ways we see, think about, and experience the art of surfing. Proximity is his most ambitious project to date. "Surfing has grown up a lot over the last decade," says Steele, "and we wanted to create something that reflected that."

Daniel Ikaika Ito was the first native Hawaiian editor of a surf publication during his tenure at Free Surf Magazine and is the founder and editor of Contrast magazine. Currently, Ito also serves as digital media director of Hawaii Business magazine. A surf enthusiast, Ito has a diverse collection of boards and gives back to his community as a coach for the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Surf Team.

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