“Boston Surfs! The Regent Surf Film & Music Festival” Night #1
May 29, 2013
7:00pm: Relative (Great Britain) 30 min
7:35pm: Surfing and Sharks (South Africa) 52 min
8:40pm: Surfing for Life (USA) 60 min
ABOUT “RELATIVE” (Presented by Our World is Blue)
‘Relative’ is a short film about surfing, the ocean, family, and the places, people and goals that shape our lives. Ed and Jak Smith - 15 and 21 years old - are both surfers from South East Cornwall, England. They live to surf and are continually looking to surf the best waves they can, but their surfing story is more than just perfect waves. As with many surfers they have a great passion for their local surf breaks, not because the waves are perfect, but because of an unexplained connection to a place, because of the friends they surf with, and because of the memories those places retain.
ABOUT “SURFING AND SHARKS”
Surfing & sharks is a documentary about the constant threat South African surfers face every time they paddle out into the ocean, home to one of the largest concentrations of sharks in the world. Against the beautiful backdrop of South Africa’s East Coast the viewer is introduced to three local surfers as they share their personal experiences with these animals while surfing their favorite spots. Throughout the film researchers, ecologists and shark attack victims offer an objective and unique insight in one of South Africa’s most feared predators. The film touches on subjects as to why sharks attack, attack prevention, the myths, the media and the future that sharks are facing today, if any at all… Produced by Soletrader and Wavescape.
ABOUT “SURFING FOR LIFE”
SURFING FOR LIFE, a vibrant and award-winning one-hour documentary about inspiring well-spent lives, offers a totally fresh look at successful aging. Narrated by Beau Bridges, it profiles ten legendary surfers who model healthy aging by staying active and engaged into their 7th, 8th and 9th decades. Through interviews, contemporary day-in-the-life footage, and a wealth of rare archival material, the film provides an eloquent and powerful antidote to the negative images of aging presented in America’s youth-obsessed culture.