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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 5, 2003

Surfing greats, wave action featured in weeklong series

Advertiser Staff

The Classic Surf Series of films kicks off today at The Art House at Restaurant Row. The Hawai'i premiere of "Singlefin: Yellow" will be celebrated at a party tomorrow night at Indigo Eurasian Cuisine.
If it's winter, it must be big-wave season, and the surf is high at The Art House at Restaurant Row as a one-week Classic Surf Series of films hits the screens beginning today, presented by Cinema Paradise.

There's a party, too, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at Indigo, celebrating the premiere of "Singlefin: Yellow." Attendees can meet the cast and crew, including Daize Shayne, Island longboard surfer/musician; and there's music by Resophonics, White Buffalo and DJ. Mark. Admission is $7; for those 21 and older.

The film schedule:

"Big Wednesday" (1978; 120 minutes, a new 35 mm print). Directed by John Milius; stars Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt. A tale of three buddies over a decade of 1960s surfing.

  • 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Sunday; 4:15 p.m. Monday; 9:45 p.m. Tuesday; 4:15 p.m. Wednesday; 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

"Singlefin: Yellow" (2003; 70 minutes). Hawai'i premiere; world travels of a yellow longboard. Jason Baffa, director.

  • 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; 4:15 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday; 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.

"Fluid Drive" (1974; 70 minutes). Directed by Scott Dittrich; soundtrack includes Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Beatles. Film focuses on 1970s surfing heroes Barry Kanaiaupuni, Ben Aipa, Eddie Aikau, Gerry Lopez and others.

  • 1:30 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday; 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

"Super Session" (1975; 70 minutes). Directed by Hal Jepsen. Jeff Hakman, Nat Young, Rell Sunn, Gerry Lopez, Larry Bertleman and others surf in Hawai'i, Australia and California.

  • 9:45 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Admission is $5.25 per screening before 6 p.m., $7.75 afterward.

Information: 526-4171.