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Surf film-making's best of the year play Byron Bay Film Fest

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 March, 2015 - Among the more than 200 selected films for the Byron Bay Film Festival will be a hit list of surf films. Eleven selected surf-themed films will capture some of the joy, exuberance and adventurousness of surfing for Byron Bay audiences.

The premiere of "70 e Tal," a thoughtful take on 1970s Brazilian surf culture and how it lingers today will play along with other cultural nuggets like “Learning to Float.”

"Learning to Float" is about an overweight African American kid from South Central LA whose life – and waistline – are transformed when he discovers a love of surfing. He now mentors the sport for others from the same background.

"What the Sea Gives Me" is a stunning portrait of those whose lives are intertwined with the ocean. From tagging great white sharks to surfing frigid waters to freediving, several lives of intense connection and dedication to the sea are explored.

The full list of films is available here at Byron Bay Film Festival

SESSION 19 /BYRON COMMUNITY CNTR/ (WEDNESDAY THE 11TH, 7:30PM, $15) - LEARNING TO FLOAT, 1970 SOMETHING -- followed by afterparty

SESSION 21 /BYRON COMMUNITY CNTR/ (THURSDAY THE 12TH, 4:30PM, $12) - NOTHING TOO SERIOUS, JOURNEY ON, A SURFER’S LEGACY, ONEY ANWAR - CHASING THE DREAM

SESSION PF1 / PIG HOUSE FLICKS /  (SATURDAY THE 7TH, 8:30PM, $15) - CRADLE OF STORMS, TIERRE

SESSION B1 / BALLINA FAIR CINEMAS / (FRIDAY THE 13TH, 6:45PM, $15,) - SALLY BEHIND THE SMILE, WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME

 

 

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