SPIRIT OF AKASHA SESSIONS
by Andrew Kidman. 2013. 6 min.
A celebration of the 40th anniversary of Morning of the Earth exploring the extent to which its spirit lives on. Stephanie Gilmore surfs a Dave Parmenter single fin in an attempt to recreate and inhabit the lines Michael Peterson drew in Morning of the Earth, before machismo and commercialization overtook surfing’s mainstream. What results is one of the most inspired surf sequences this side of the millennium, and a glimpse at the kind of expression and freedom we might find beyond the strictures of the binary gender regime.
by Jon Frank & Andrew Kidman. 1996. 56 min.
A film that changed the course of professional surfing and influenced two generations to practice a more expressive and creative approach to wave-riding. Litmus, arguably, marks a turning point that expanded professional surfing beyond the competitive realm. The film seeks to reignite a spirit of self expression and creative exploration that got lost in the commercialization of the late 80s and early 90s.
*This screening is part of our official festival! Stay tuned for more details.
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.