Third Annual Surf Film Festival
July 9 - July 31, 2010

This year’s surf film festival is our best ever and includes 10 highly anticipated Hawai‘i premieres. The films range from pure action-packed surfing to a look at surfers who devote their lives to making art. We’ve also included HIFF favorite Fiberglass and Megapixels and the vintage gem Innermost Limits of Pure Fun. Special thanks to Eric and Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, Kona Brewing CompanyBarefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Oxbow Surfwear Company.OPENING NIGHT, FRIDAY, JULY 9: Free beer available from Kona Brewing Company and free wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; the global cuisine of Da Spot will be available for purchase; music by Dr. Zaius. Moviegoers can come at 6 p.m. for the reception. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for general public. To ensure that you have a ticket, purchase themonline or at the theater box office.Buy a Surf Film Festival Pass and WIN A WADE TOKORO BOARD: The Honolulu Academy of Arts is stoked to once again raffle off a prized Wade Tokoro surfboard. Everyone who purchases a film festival pass will be entered in the raffle. Surf Film Festival passes can be purchased for $55. The passes include entry to 11 Surf Film Festival screenings. Tickets for opening night on July 9 and the Oxbow Waterman Experience reception on July 28 must be purchased separatelyonline or at the theater box office.
 General Info:The Doris Duke Theatre opens its doors on Kinau Street one half-hour before each showing.  Tickets for films may be purchased at the theater door on the day of screening, beginning one half-hour before each showing.
Parking: For weekday matinees, theater patrons may park in the lot behind the Academy Art Center at Linekona (entrance on makai side of Beretania) for $3 with theater validation. For evening screenings, you can park free at the Academy's lot at 1035 Kinau St., Diamond Head of Victoria Street. Handicapped parking is available in the small Luce Pavilion lot on Victoria Street. Patrons using handicapped stalls should proceed to the main entrance on Kinau Street.

Innermost Limits of Pure Fun     See the trailer. 

Director: George Greenough
Australia, California, 1968, 68 mins.
• July 22 at 1, 4, and 7:30 p.m.
tickets online.

A mesmerizing surf masterpiece in three parts: chapter 1, chapter 2, and the beginning of the dawn. Director George Greenough chronicles ground zero evolution of the 1968 short board revolution. Viewers will experience the once remote and hidden beaches of Australia and California, and witness a brigade of underground surfers, including Bob McTavish, Ted Spencer, Baddy Treloar, Chris Brock, Gary Keys, and Russell Hughes. The film includes a vintage surf sound track with blues roots by The Farm.

Have decided to see this movie based solely on the cuteness of title.  Hope to see you there!

For a daughter, happiness is a father's love; for a father, love is a daughter's happiness. 


My Dad loves the movies.  Growing up, we had a standing date to watch Batman whenever a new one would open.  He'd go while we were at the mall, during piano lessons, the eye doctor, Sweet 16's, anything really, and taught us that it was something that you could do by yourself, no problem.   I think this one thing is where my appetite for independence came from.  Soon I found myself going to the movies alone, discovering new restaurants by myself, and eventually, even travelling solo. His example of enjoying himself while still being there for his loved ones, that simple freedom, is what I'm looking for in my own life. 

I'm happy to share his well-timed words: “Parents are fortunate to have daughters who will survive the test of time, not because they pass or fail, but because they live their lives in the fullest, most independent ways and continue to love their lives despite it's pitfalls...  After all, "success" is relative and should never be a cause of despair...”

Thank you, Dad for being the encouraging, charismatic, magical man you are. Mahal kita.


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