SLOMO (18 min)
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
NORTH OF THE SUN (46 min)
Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: Their surfboards – perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well kept secret; Some of the worlds finest surfing waves.
CHASING WATER (19 min)
Photojournalist Peter McBride sets out to document the flow of the Colorado River from source to sea. A Colorado native, McBride hails from a ranching family that depends on the Colorado for irrigation, and this is the story of his backyard. His simple desire is to find out where the irrigation water of his youth went after his family used it, and how long it took the water to reach the ocean. His experience, however, is not so straightforward, analogous, perhaps, to tracking down a special friend from childhood—one who was always full of vitality—only to find her utterly changed and diminished. Writer John Waterman joins McBride on this 1,500-mile journey, one that shows how the thirst of the 30 million that the Colorado supports takes a unhealthy toll.
Tonight’s event will be moved indoors to the rain venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street.
The pre-party tickets have SOLD OUT. Those who have pre-party tickets please note that it will take place from 7 – 8 pm and you will have reserved seating.
There will be a LIMITED number of FREE screening-only tickets at the door. If you would like to attend the screening-only portion of the night, please ARRIVE BETWEEN 7:45-8:15 pm to the Casino Theater. The short films will begin promptly at 8:20 pm.
Our sincerest apologies… it’s that pesky New England weather thing again!
Shorts selection: Slomo, North of the Sun & Chasing Water
IN PARTNERSHIP w/ THE ATLANTIC CUP
We are offering two options for the evening:
Starting at 7:00PM
Libations courtesy of Spiked Seltzer & PBR, Appetizers by Jamestown Fish + Opportunity to meet & greet with the Atlantic Cup skippers & tour the AC boats + Sunset film screening
$20/person (purchase online or at the door)
– OR –
Starting at 8:15PM
Sunset film screening only
$5/person suggested donation (donate at the door)
* Bike Newport will provide a FREE bike valet
* BYO Chairs, the venue is concrete
* Blankets/Sweaters are encouraged – it could be chilly!
* Picnics welcome
There will be NO parking available at the Newport Shipyard. Parking options are as follows:
Metered parking on Washington Street
Resident Parking with sticker
Gateway Lot next to the Visitor’s Center (first 3 hours free with Resident sticker)
Long Wharf Lot next to Newport Yacht Club
Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
(Pre-party ticket holders will be on a list. Film only patrons will be first come, first served)
|Run time:||83 min total|
2013 Best Short Documentary at SXSW
Grand Prize Winner at BANFF Mountain Film Festival