San Luis Obispo,
CA (February 22, 2009) — The San Luis Obispo
International Film Festival (SLOIFF) is proud
to present its 4th annual Surf Nite in SLO on
Thursday, March 12 at 6:00pm with a double feature
of two exciting new films, The Women and The Waves,
and Under the Sun. Mistress of Ceremonies, Anna
Trent Moore, a life-long surfer and daughter of
one of the sports greats, Buzzy Trent, will host
a lively Q & A with special guests Nat Young,
Beau Young, Linda Benson, Cyrus Sutton and Heather
will begin with The Women and The Waves, a new
short documentary that recently premiered at the
Santa Barbara Film Festival with a sold-out screening.
Director/Producers, Heather Hudson and Peck Euwer
will be in attendance, along with the legendary,
Linda Benson, who was in San Luis Obispo for the
2008 Surf Nite in SLO to help honor 95-year old
surf filmmaker, Bud Browne. KPIG Radio's "Zeuf",
who is featured in the film, will also be on hand
with more special guests expected.
and the Waves is documentary surf film that explores
the lives of female surfers who, through the decades,
have chosen to paddle head first into the male
dominated sport of surfing and found a place
of their own. Surfer girls, women who surf, women
who don't, female athletes, and the men who love
them gain insight into what it's like to "Surf
like a Girl!"
After an intermission,
25-year old Cyrus Sutton's new film, Under the
Sun, will be featured on the big screen in Blu-Ray.
Shot in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, on the Pacific
Shore of Australia, it explores the commercialization
of surfing subcultures through two opposing surf
towns. While the two locations are geographically
close their populations have completely different
outlooks on life, and this clash is magnified
in their respective surf scenes. With creative
collages by Sutton, and interviews with Nat Young,
Beau Young, Rabbit Bartholomew, Dave Rostovich
and others, this film is both entertaining and
thought provoking. The legendary Nat Young, the
first Australian to ever win a World Title and
completely shake up the surf world in 1966 will
be in San Luis Obispo, along with his son Beau,
a champion long boarder and professional musician.
Director Cyrus Sutton will be coming from Southern
California. Shea Weber will be in SLO to present
a Dewey Weber surfboard in the style that Nat
Young rode for years when he was competing. It
will be signed on stage by Nat Young and auctioned
off that night. Several other special items will
be raffled as well.
after-party will follow the Fremont event, in
the SLOIFF Headquarters, located conveniently
behind the Fremont Theatre at 1021 Higuera St.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be served and
attendees will have a chance to meet the filmmakers
and other special guests, buy autographed copies
of Nat Young's books, and hear talented musician
Beau Young perform.
Surf Nite in SLO are on sale now at www.slofilmfest.org
and the SLOIFF HQ located at 1021 Higuera St,
or by calling (805) 546-3456. Tickets cost $25
($20 for students and SLOIFF Film Society members).
Tickets for the after-party are $15 at the door.
will be available for approved media representatives.
Please contact: email@example.com
for more information and a press packet.
Wendy Eidson (805) 235-1507 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Eidson (805) 801-4050 email@example.com
Women and the Waves