Archive for the ‘VIDEOS’ Category

May 1st, 2008 | By | 554 Comments



We’ve been hearing a lot lately about surfers/skaters/videographers Alex Klein and Bryon Derballa’s monumental documentary and blog, God Went Surfing With The Devil: A Documentary About Life In The Middle East. Currently only 22 days into their journey, the American pair and their growing crew post real-time dispatches from Israel and Gaza. Having gained the attention of major media outlets world wide their story has become a real-life Truman Show of sorts, with independent fan websites and message boards rumored to have launched this past week. Here’s a brief post from April 29:

“The warning came abruptly.
‘TZEVA ADOM… TZEVA ADOM…’ Everyone had roughly twenty seconds to find shelter before the Qassams struck. Tearful children and frantic mothers ran for their lives. The bomb shelter was crowded. Everyone huddled together. Some wept, others prayed, many fearful, and one or two nervous giggles. The bombs exploded and the crowds emerged gingerly. A few drove home, shaken. Others returned to play as though nothing had happened”



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April 11th, 2008 | By | 2,384 Comments



It’s on! After years of speculation and anticipation, “Bra’ Boys” will finally make its US debut today in select theaters nationwide. A “best documentary” award winner at numerous film festivals world wide, Boys is narrated by Russell Crowe and tells the story of the cultural evolution of the inner-Sydney beachside suburb of Marouba and the social struggles of its youth. Central to the story are the Abberton brothers, Sunny, Koby, Jai and Dakota. One is charged with murder, another pursues a career as a professional surfer only to to be charged as an accessory in his brother’s crime, another tries to hold the family together, and the youngest attempts to separate himself from his siblings’ notoriety. The documentary uses archival footage and blends it with current interviews to create a story of that is compassionate and confronting, involving against-the-odds success and predictable failures.

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April 4th, 2008 | By | 2,493 Comments



Mark your calenders. April 10 will see the debut of the long awaited New Zealand installment of the ridiculously popular Drive Thru series. Two showtimes are scheduled for the La Paloma theater in downtown Encinitas, with TW Editor-in-Chief Chris Cote performing as the night’s MC. Hilarity and fart jokes are sure to ensue. For a complete rundown of times and special events, click here.

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April 2nd, 2008 | By | 675 Comments



In the early 1990′s a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists (Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell, Harmony Korine, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey) who are considered leaders within this culture, “Beautiful Losers” focuses on the telling of personal stories…speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.

Recently awarded as an Official Selection of the SXSW art and music festival, “Beautiful” is slowly but surely making its way around the country. To learn more, please click here.