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Surfing & Skateboarding Cinema Highlighted at
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 – Capistrano Beach, Ca – The West Coast Premiere of filmmaker Stacy Peralta’s BONES BRIGADE will be a Red Carpet event the evening of February 2nd at the well respected Santa Barbara International Film Festival, now in its 27th year.
With over 5,000 entries submitted to the Festival, this is an accomplishment that this exciting film will live up to, in its wide-screen presentation at the majestic Arlington Theater. This film shares the story of the skateboarding dynasty of Powel Peraltas grass roots beginning in Southern California. This is set to be one of the highlights of action sports program “To The Maxxx” at the prestigious Film Festival.
Many other great films are being presented during the ten day long Festival. The homecoming for the filmmaker of SPLINTERS is another special screening. Former Santa Barbara residents, Wes Brown, TJ Barrack, and Director Adam Pesce were all very excited to see their film screen in their hometown.
SPLINTERS shares the story of the surfers of Papua New Guinea, to whom surfing is a key to a better life. In Pesce’s directorial debut, he follows four determined surfers leading up to the inaugural Papua New Guinea National Surfing Titles. SPLINTERS just won the Surfer Poll Award for Best Documentary this December in Hawaii at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu.
Director Stacy Peralta is well known with in both the actions sport community as well as his venture into mainstream documentaries. BONES BRIGADE is a personal and exciting film about a group of rag tag youths who turned skateboarding from a fringe pastime to a thrilling action sport and a multi-million dollar industry.
Through a series of interviews, BONES BRIGADE team members reveal what it was like to be going through adolescence while struggling with the pressures of their sudden fame, as well as their own fears of inadequacy and defeat. Peralta’s past films include DOGTOWN & ZBOYS, RIDING GIANTS and MADE IN AMERICA.
Another award winning film at the Festival is LOST & FOUND Directed by Douglas Walker. A fascinating documentary on how Doug’s discovery of 30,000 long-lost negatives of old black-and-white photos of surfers at a flea market in Pasadena.
They in fact all came at one time from Surfing Magazine and when Doug realized what he had stumbled upon, Walker begins a 3-year journey to find the origin of the photos. The who’s who of surfing past comes alive with the history in these iconic photos.
MINDS IN THE WATER Directed by Justin Krumb, follows the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave's journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
From time spent on the anti whaling ship The Sea Sheppard to Takigi Bay in Japan Justin share what can be done to protect the ocean. Krumb is a longtime activist himself, focusing his time to bring more awareness to the oceans circle of life.
Dave Homcy is well known as one of surfing top cinema photographers. EL MAR, MI ALMA Directed by Stephen Jones, was filmed on location in Chile and shares the classic surf road trip with soul surfer Dave Rastovich and his passion for the nonprofit Surfers for Cetaceans.
Shaping of surfboards is a respected craft and art and BOARDROOM Directed by Marcus David, will have its World Premiere at the Festival. Before the big surf corporations, a handful of pioneers and watermen were building wooden surfboards in their garages. BOARDROOM honors the shapers of yesterday and today!
All of these new surf films are part of the “To The Maxxx” Programmed by Russ Spencer who has been with the Festival for a number of years. His insight and passion has lead this part of the Festival to be an audience favorite. These films are sure to have everyone excited about surfing’s rich history and community. Look for these films coming to your area soon! For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.sbiff.org