Let’s Be Frank

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Let’s Be Frank


Thursday Jul 13 01:00 PM
Tuesday Jul 18 01:00 PM
Saturday Jul 22 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 Peter Hamblin. South Africa / UK. 2016. 50 min.
Director Peter Hamblin, part of a new wave of auteur surf film, created this award-winning mock-doc exposé—a wildly hilarious and entertaining satire on the double life of South African surfer Frank Solomon. He’s a man who will let nothing get in the way of his dream of being a pro surfer. He battles waves, attacks problems head on and busts down barriers. His many complex facades are a source of intrigue for our narrator, an inquisitive aristocrat. Our conspirator guides us through mirrored worlds of fact and fiction, proposing wild theories and exposing a realm that lies somewhere between reality and what we are continuously told to believe.

Let’s Be Frank draws together a cast of iconic surfers—including John Florence, Jamie O’Brien and Pat O’Connell—and actors such as Cokey Falkow (Penny Dreadful) and Michael Redmond (Vikings), to tell a genre-busting, multi-layered story of big wave hold downs, back street beat-downs and North Shore show-downs.

—Screens with—

Palmera Express
Directed by Eddie Obrand. USA. 2015. 15 min.
Inspired by films like The Endless Summer, director Eddie Obrand tells the story of four surfers traveling to the North Shore for the first time.

Bruce Gold: The Last of the Great Surfing Hippies
Directed by Anders Melchior. South Africa / Norway. 2016. 8 min.
Bruce Gold has managed to survive for almost 50 years in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, without having a job. He is among the last of a dying breed of surfers who have dedicated their lives to riding waves.

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