TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON
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Showings
Roxie TheatreThu, Jun 1 7:00 PM Buy Tickets  
 
Film Info
Director:Rory Kennedy
Film Category:Surf
Sports
Running Time:118 min.
Country:USA
Premiere:West Coast Premiere
ROXIE OPENING NIGHT FILM
Description

ROXIE OPENING NIGHT FILM

A rip-roaring account of a life spent conquering untamable walls of water and the legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. His remarkable and unconventional story begins in 1960s Hawaii where he sought solace from an abusive home and funneled his energy into big wave Pipeline surfing, awakening a natural talent. More than an athlete with Hollywood good looks, Hamilton proved himself a true innovator, pushing conventions to the extreme and reinventing surfing throughout his career which distinguished him from the surfing legends of the time who wanted to maintain the purity of the sport. Mixing evocative, unseen archival footage with intimate access into Laird?s current adventures, distinguished filmmaker Rory Kennedy celebrates Hamilton?s lifelong desire to charge new frontiers and his intense commitment to conquering the next wave at all costs.

Co-presented with Surfrider Foundation.