DocFest: TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON (Roxie Opening Night Film)
June 01 only
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.
Directed by: Rory Kennedy. 118 min. USA. West Coast Premiere.
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