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Friday Feb 1st
SURFWISE (Doug Pray, 2007) 93 minutes
Legendary surfer, Dorican “Doc” Paskowitz, abandoned a successful medical practice to withdraw from the lifestyle of mainstream America. But unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24-foot camper. The family spent their days living by Doc’s rules on health, fitness, sexuality, and above all surfing.
Saturday Feb 2nd
Special guests photographer +filmmaker Patrick Trefz and artist Jim Denevan
Art Exhibit* of photos by Patrick Trefz, and works by Jim Denevan
Conversation with filmmakers moderated by Tyler Breuer.
Benefit After-Party for Waves for Water Sandy Relief with Dj’s Matchie and John Dubstar
ODE TO CALIFORNIA (Patrick Trefz, 2010) 9 minutes
Anyone who has ever been in the sea understands that the ocean is a vast wilderness, and the northern California ocean reality is not always what it seems. “Ode to California” evades expectations in its depths of all things spoken and simultaneously unspoken. Timeless and provocative, “Ode” is a glimpse into the heart of the ocean and those that live in accordance with it.
ITXASOA ETA LEHORRA (Patrick Trefz, 2012) 8 minutes
An elegant film of artist Jim Denevan drawing in the sand of Mundaka in northern Spain, September 2011. The powerful soundtrack, “Low Tide” by Basque folk musician Mikel Laboa accompanies the equally mesmerizing coming and going of the drawing as it is enveloped by the tide.
HURRICANE SANDY (Etan Blatt, 2012) 4 minutes
Take a ride over New York 2 weeks after hurricane Sandy struck the coastline.
ROCKAWAY OPERA (Zac Halberd, 2012) 4minutes
Surfing at Rockaway Beach with opera.
SUNWAVES and FLOWING FREE (Joe Alberts, 1978, 1982) 40 minutes.
Never before screened seminal 70s and early 80’s footage of Montauk and more.
A TRAIN (Andrew Kidman, 2009) 4 minutes
THE GETAWAY (Joey Gallagher, 2010) 13:57
MOMENTA (Joni Sternbach, 2010) 7 minutes
THE SURF MAGAZINES DON’T TALK ABOUT LAPSED CATHOLICS (Toddy Stewart, 2012) 5 minutes
STACKED (Patrick Cummings and E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, 2011) 15 minutes
Portrait of local surf star Balaram Stack at the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York.
Sunday Feb 3 @4pm
Morning of the Earth, 79 minutes, 1971, Albie Falzon, David Elfick
Classic, rarely-seen first film from Albie Falzon, creator of renowned Australian surfing magazine TRACKS, and David Elfick come this early fantasy of surfers living in three unspoiled lands and playing in nature’s ocean. The most ambitious surf film of its time—the directors show surfers making their own boards (and homes) as they travel in search of the perfect wave across Australia’s north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii. The soundtrack became the first Australian Gold soundtrack album.
Patrick Trefz and Jim Denevan Exhibit@ Maysles Cinema
Throughout the week there will be an informal exhibition highlighting works of artist Jim Denevan and filmmaker/photographer Patrick Trefz. A selection of photographs, presented in postcard-like format, will span decades of documenting Denevan’s days and drawings on the landscape. Edited film stills from Trefz’s Ode to California convey the essence of an ineffable non-narrative. Like his films, they evoke a timeless and provocative glimpse into the heart of the ocean and those that live in accordance with it. With a longstanding friendship, an intimate dialog surfaces in the pairing of their work.
For tickets and additional information:
Surfsup –A Jockdocs: Surfing Program curated by Laura Coxson.
Special thanks to Patrick Trefz, Jim Denevan, Michael Machemer, Kerri Rosenstein, Tyler Breuer, Rebekah Maysles, Sean Nam, wavesforwater, Sarah Rigano, Julie Gilhart and Jessica Green. Vitacoco Coconut Water.