The Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series showcases international films about athletes, filmmakers and pioneers of the action sports culture. It’s the largest action sports cinema event in the nation, taking place during from April 26 – May 3, 2012 in Orange County, CA, at locations like the Lido theater where legendary surf movies premiered over the years.
If you are in Southern California during the festival, treat yourself to discover the host of groundbreaking visions of the sports we love. Check out the schedule to make it to some fun after parties where you can mingle with the stars like Travis Rice from The Art of Flight and Quiksilver Waterman Jamie Mitchell.
Watch trailers and learn about must-see films of the 2012 NBFF Action Sports Film Series
Day At The Pool
A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Duane Peters and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the late 70s.
Discover who actually set the skate world on fire before the z-boys
Screening: Triangle Square 8:15 PM Wed, May 02
Minds In The Water
Five years in the making, MINDS IN THE WATER is the story of Dave Rastovich’s international journey to help protect dolphins and whales and their ocean environment. Billabong’s top free-surfer went from observer to activist when he embarked on a mission to help stop the worldwide commercial slaughter of dolphins and whales. “This whole journey started as a conversation between two friends a few years ago,” says Rasta. “Since then, it has evolved into an international movement with thousands of followers who are actively making a difference.”
Support Rasta’s Surfers for Cetaceans clothing line by Billabong here
Screening: Lido Theater 1:45 PM Sat, Apr 28
Decade of Dominance
Every year the world’s best paddle boarders gather in Hawaii to contest the World Championship of Paddle boarding. To claim the world title the winner must cross one of the world’s most treacherous bodies of water, the 32 mile Ka’iwi channel, aptly named the ‘channel of bones’. Since 2002 Jamie Mitchell has won the world title his an incredible nine times. One more victory would cap off a perfect decade of dominance in one of the world’s toughest events. “I think Jamie has more pressure than me, seeing that he’s never lost” -Kelly Slater
Will Jamie complete the ten year reign?
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