Don’t miss the New Zealand Premiere of Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.
Rory Kennedy’s exhilarating Sundance documentary will have its New Zealand premiere at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre on March 1st.
Winner Critics Choice Documentary Award:
Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary- Laird John Hamilton
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan
TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON (Doc)
- Thursday 1st March at 7.00pm (NZ Premiere)
- Friday 2nd March at 8.00pm
- Sunday 4th March at 7.00pm
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, Children $8.
The reduced rates are for $8 child (14 years and under), $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
Family Deals: 1 adult and 2 children: $26; OR 1 adult and 3 children: $32.
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, or phone 825 0023 and leave a message.
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Push your limits. Change the game.
Filmmaker Rory Kennedy tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon—an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done.
Laird’s biographical story is told against the backdrop of a winter surf season on Kauai, where El Niño storm systems threaten to bring the biggest surf in decades. Mixing never-before-seen archival footage, with contemporary verité scenes shot in Southern California, Bermuda and Kauai, Take Every Wave weaves the past and present into an intimate and compelling portrait of a superstar athlete at the top of his game. Threaded throughout is a revealing, deeply personal interview with Laird as well conversations with the family members, friends, collaborators and detractors who know him best.
Take Every Wave provides an intimate, uncompromising look at a lifetime devoted to riding giant surf—and the price an athlete pays for greatness. A Sundance Selects release.
Don’t miss this rip roaring and white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge.
Director: Producer Rory Kennedy
Writers: Mark Bailey, Jack Youngelson
Directors of Photography: Alice Gu, Don King
118 mins. Documentary Exempt.