Tuesday 22nd July Riverside Studios will be hosting a very special evening of cult surf cinema. Bringing together a special big screen showing of Andrew Kidman’s iconic ‘Litmus’ with the world premiere of ‘The Ripple Effect’, presented on the night by the award-winning director Peter Hamblin.
“We’re stoked on the programme we’ve curated for this one-off cult surf night,” says LS/FF honcho Chris Nelson. “Litmus encapsulates the power of the surf movie; Andrew Kidman’s era defining film helped shape the way many of us developed as surfers, the boards we rode, the evolution of the surfing lifestyle. Peter Hamblin’s new project The Ripple Effect provides a wry and insightful look at surfing’s defining moments and the characters that shaped them. We’re really excited by Peter’s filmmaking and are amped to host this world premiere.”
This special event pays homage to this legendary venue which is closing its doors this autumn.
Tickets are available via The Riverside and cost just £7.50. A limited number of evening passes are also available for just £10 on T020 8237 1111.
For further details head to londonsurffilmfestival.com
7.15pm: THE RIPPLE EFFECT – WORLD PREMIERE // DIR. PETER HAMBLIN
Collaborating with pre-eminent surf writer Tim Baker and Commissioning Editors Tom Howell and Evan Fontaine this insightful series lifts the veil on some of surfing’s most interesting and engaging characters.
Features John & Paul Witzig, The Coolie Kids – from MP to Parko, Indo trailblazer Lance Knight, Bob Hurley and more.
Q+A with Director Peter Hamblin & Commissioning Editor Evan Fontaine
20.45: LITMUS: A SURFING ODYSSEY // DIR. ANDREW KIDMAN
This era defining film set the template for modern surf movie making and changed the way we look at our cultural icons, the boards we ride and the way we ride them.
Features Tom Curren, Joel Fitzgerald, Derek Hynd, Wayne Lynch, Nat Young, Mickey Dora, Occy and in Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii + California.
“The finest surf film of it’s decade.” TSJ
“Anyone with half a brain or a taste for something different will enjoy.” Surfer
“Critically acclaimed, cerebral film featuring brilliant performances by off-centre surfing luminaries… cult following.” Encyclopedia of Surfing