LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE by Anand Wilder (of Yeasayer).
AS WE PROCEED by Matt Webster. 2020. 23 min.
A time capsule of Far Rockaway just before and during Hurricane Sandy. Longtime resident Matt Webster’s hi8 video diary flickers between bungalow parties and boardwalk adventures, culminating in rain-splattered, close-up footage of the storm. A love letter to the people of Rockaway.
MORNING OF THE EARTH by Albert Falzon. 1972. 79 min.
In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, we present the east-coast premiere of the newly restored masterpiece of surf cinema. Finding flow between the breaking swell, Australian waverider Albert Falzon relishes in the effortless styles of legends: Stephen Cooney, Rusty Miller, Nat Young, Terry Fitzgerald, Michael Peterson & Gerry Lopez. The glorious 16mm imagery turns cosmic over the psychedelic soundtrack by G. Wayne Thomas.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.