Indo Past and Present
Friday Jul 21 01:00 PM
Sunday Jul 23 04:00 PM
Wednesday Jul 26 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2017
Two films give us a look at Indonesian surf odysseys—in the 1980s and today.
Secrets of Desert Point
Directed by Ira Opper. USA / Indonesia. 2017. 44 min.
In the early eighties, while sailing in crude leaky boats off remote Lombok Island in Indonesia, young California surfer Bill Heick and his friends stumbled across the perfect wave hidden on remote Lombok Island. As treacherous as it was beautiful, this motley crew of modern-day surf argonauts named it Desert Point for its dry forbidding nature. These pioneers kept their treasure off the map for more than a decade and made it their life's mission to surf uncrowded Desert Point at the highest level possible.
Special guest: July 26 at 1pm Ira Opper, director of Secrets of Desert Point, joins us for a post-screening discussion.
South to Sian
Directed by Dustin Humphrey. USA / Indonesia. 2016. 53 min.
In a time where there are fences around everything, and we are denied the instinct of self-preservation, it is difficult to find a place free from rules and restrictions, but not yet impossible. Surf movies come and go, a million waves in exotic locations and surfers flown in for three-day shoots on perfect swells, but the spirit of adventure never dies. What began as a three-month trip to a collection of surf breaks off the beaten track turned into a two-year odyssey of exploration, injury, companionship and 4,000 km of two-wheeled, single-finned escape from the burdens of modern life. Harrison Roach and Zye Norris pack their bags, a diverse quiver of boards, two bikes and a 50-dollar tent into a 1970s Land Rover and embark on an epic quest from the southern reaches of Bali, through the Indonesian archipelago to Northern Sumatra’s isolated Lagundri Bay. On boards, on bikes, by boat and four-wheel drive, the pair’s journey is to discover if, in these days of GPS and Wi-Fi, the dream of a true pioneering surf adventure is still alive.