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  • Oct. 26-28 2018

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Direc­tor: Rory Kennedy

Pre­miered at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val; select­ed for screen­ing at film fes­ti­vals in Sun Val­ley, Sara­so­ta, New­port Beach, and Nan­tuck­et

Laird Hamil­ton is an Amer­i­can icon who changed the sport of big wave surf­ing for­ev­er. Much admired by the pub­lic, though often dis­dained or ignored by the surf indus­try itself, Laird is a unique ath­lete who has refused to com­pete pro­fes­sion­al­ly yet has dom­i­nat­ed big wave surf­ing like no oth­er fig­ure in his­to­ry.

His sto­ry is told against the back­drop of a win­ter surf sea­son in Hawaii. 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 the doc­u­men­tary is a reveal­ing, deeply per­son­al inter­view with Laird, as well as con­ver­sa­tions with the fam­i­ly mem­bers, friends, col­lab­o­ra­tors, and detrac­tors who know him best.

Released in 2017

120 min­utes

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