One night to catch surf film festival

Two edge-of-the-seat films included in the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival this year.

Two edge-of-the-seat films included in the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival this year.

TWO edge-of-your-seat films plus officially selected short films make up the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival this year. Films screening at the Dome Cinema on Saturday, March 4, include Peter Hamblin’s Let’s Be Frank, the story of Frank James Solomon’s pursuit of his dream of being a pro surfer.

“He battles waves, attacks problems head on and busts down barriers,” says the blurb.

Let’s Be Frank draws together a cast of iconic surfers to tell a genre-busting, multi-layered story of big wave hold downs, back street beat-downs and North Shore show-downs.

“Juxtaposing a stylised ‘50s colour palette with the crisp clarity of the coastal landscapes (...) this feature film takes you on a journey across the globe and to the edge of reality.”

Iceland director RC Cone’s The Accord also features among The Dome selection.

Cone’s movie focuses on the harsh, surf shop, guidebook and webcam-free reality Icelandic surfers contend with, not to mention the the North Atlantic wind.

“Follow Heiðar Logi Elíasson on his journey through Iceland searching for that rare, yet significant, compromise that brings both Icelandic surfers and the North Atlantic wind to the table.”

The Dome Cinema will hold two screenings of selections from the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival 2017, a one-night only event.

6.30pm Let’s Be Frank plus shorts. 8.30pm The Accord plus Sorria plus shorts. $16 each session or $25 for both. Presales from www.asff.co.nz

TWO edge-of-your-seat films plus officially selected short films make up the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival this year. Films screening at the Dome Cinema on Saturday, March 4, include Peter Hamblin’s Let’s Be Frank, the story of Frank James Solomon’s pursuit of his dream of being a pro surfer.

“He battles waves, attacks problems head on and busts down barriers,” says the blurb.

Let’s Be Frank draws together a cast of iconic surfers to tell a genre-busting, multi-layered story of big wave hold downs, back street beat-downs and North Shore show-downs.

“Juxtaposing a stylised ‘50s colour palette with the crisp clarity of the coastal landscapes (...) this feature film takes you on a journey across the globe and to the edge of reality.”

Iceland director RC Cone’s The Accord also features among The Dome selection.

Cone’s movie focuses on the harsh, surf shop, guidebook and webcam-free reality Icelandic surfers contend with, not to mention the the North Atlantic wind.

“Follow Heiðar Logi Elíasson on his journey through Iceland searching for that rare, yet significant, compromise that brings both Icelandic surfers and the North Atlantic wind to the table.”

The Dome Cinema will hold two screenings of selections from the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival 2017, a one-night only event.

6.30pm Let’s Be Frank plus shorts. 8.30pm The Accord plus Sorria plus shorts. $16 each session or $25 for both. Presales from www.asff.co.nz

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