Big Surf Title in Savage Cinema



It is an honor to present this year´s fantastic surf related program in SAVAGE CINEMA, the section dedicated to action sports in the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Let´s Be Frank (17 sept) Directed by Peter Hamblin is a visceral journey through the unseen and unknown world of big wave surf adventurer Frank James Solomon, an intercontinental clandestine investigation blurring the lines between myth, legend and reality – leading to the question… Just who is Frank?

Surfers´ Blood (17 sept) from director Patrick Trefz, connects people, their stories and places, in a trip which starts in Euskadi / Basque Country to show the world the fantastic story of Patxi Oliden, Mikel Agote and Kepa Acero. From there to California with Kenvin, Meierhoffer, and an emotional end with Flea and Barney´s story, Patrick´s soul brother, who died unexpectedly last year.

Orange Sunshine (21 sept) by William Kirkley, is the fascinating story of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the surfing crew from Laguna Beach who wanted to change the neoliberal and alienated, polluted World via the use of LSD. They sintethized a fantastic formula, and they became the biggest producers, distributers of LSD and cannabis in the World.

Bunker77 (22 sept) is the film directed by Takuji Masuda (quite a few Mundaka regulars will know who Takuji is, once appearing time to time on the water with his longboard during the big days) which chronicles Clark Gable’s step son and heir to a sugar fortune, Bunker Spreckels. A controversial surf star from the late 60s who pushed the limits of riding very short boards in the most critical waves of Hawaii. He squeezed the juice out of his life until his death at 27 in 1977.