From Sundance Selects Films comes director Rory Kennedy’s new documentary Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.
Take Every Wave tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon — an athlete who has refused to compete professionally, yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done. The film weaves the past and present into an intimate and compelling portrait of a superstar athlete at the top of his game. Threaded throughout is a revealing, deeply personal interview with Laird as well conversations with the family members, friends, collaborators and detractors who know him best, providing an intimate, uncompromising look at a lifetime devoted to riding giant surf — and the price an athlete pays for greatness.
“Hamilton’s story is so filled with dramatic incident and personal and psychological complexity, not to mention spectacular visuals of waves upward of 100 feet tall, that it compels attention whether surfing means anything to you or not.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Friday, October 6 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, October 7 – 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Sunday, October 8 – 11:30am, 2pm, 8pm
Monday, October 9 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Tuesday, October 10 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, October 11 – 5:30pm
Thursday, October 12 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Advance tickets: http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/fridacinema/advance?i=20370