Come and have a good beer and watch epic surf flicks

2016-12-06 14:36
Let’s Be Frank – The Double Life of Frank James So

Cape Town – Drink good beer, eat gourmet hotdogs and watch epic surf flicks at the Wavescape Festival Jack Black movie night.

The screening takes place on Wednesday, 7 December at 20:00 at the Jack Black Brewery in Diep River.

Tickets cost R55 and are available from webtickets.

Flicks that will be screened:

Let’s Be Frank:
Director: Peter Hamblin
Info: USA, Hawaii, South Africa, 2016, 50mins

Who is this Frank Solomon? Big wave surfer from Cape Town, or someone we don’t know at all? No one knows the real Frank Solomon. Nooit bru, you might not even know the fake Frank. The weirdness of Peter Hamblin’s filmmaking morphs with this mysterious hook, and movie magic is made. It’s a smash hit everywhere it’s screened, and looks a shoe-in for the Surfer Poll of the year.

There are 3 more brilliant medium length films being screened:

The Accord – SA Premiere
Director: RC Cone
Info: Iceland, 2016, 18min

Icelandic surfers get quite grumpy with the relentless North Wind. Growing up as a surfer in Iceland depends on a fractious and often volatile relationship between the puffed up face of the mythical North Wind (played by a very funny actor) and the curiously hopeful visage of a funny young surfer with an unpronounceable name (Heiðar Logi Elíasson). See? Told you. Our surfers makes a deal, the Accord. Here, there are no surf shops, guidebooks or webcams. Out here, we is snowed immaculate.

Directors: Jeremy Joyce, Rob Lockyer
Info: London, 2015, 22min

If you haven’t had enough of brave tales of mullets who live inside a giant freezer, come on another journey to the icy fringes of in search of a mythical wave. Only this time, it’s a bit different. Sure, friendship is tested and the expanding frontiers push fortitude to its very limits, but enjoy the much anticipated debut from the crew behind ‘The Shaper’ and ‘#vanlife’, whose fingers are once again on the throbbing pulse of the surfing zeitgeist. Urk. Ack! Splutter!! Don’t squeeze so tight!

The More Things Change

Director: Nathan Myers

Gerry Lopez pioneered so much about surfing and style. In our minds eye, he was the first to charge Pipeline like it was a Muizenberg ankle snapper. In 1974, he found Uluwatu – a magical and empty vision of pure nature lining a lush unspoiled paradise oozing spiritual enlightenment. He returns 40 years later to find it bustling, developed, and different. But after a week of surfing and yoga, he taps into its true spirit. The wave endures but we age. This man will ease your fears of growing old.

Find out more about the Wavescape Festival here.

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