See the award winning movie at special previews in Cork and Galway
Waveriders first made waves at last years Jameson Dublin International Film Festival when it won the audience award. Next month we finally get a chance to see what all the fuss is about when the film opens on April 3rd.
However Movies.ie users don’t have to wait that long. We are giving Movies.ie users in Cork and Galway the chance to attend a special preview screening of Waveriders.
The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Joel Conroy (writer & director), Lauren Davies (writer) and the surfing stars of the film Richard Fitzgerald and Gabe Davis.
MOVIE SYNOPSIS WAVERIDERS is the previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon and today’s pioneers of Irish big wave surfing.
The story unfolds through the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, the son of an Irishman, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century.
With its distinguished cast of world-renowned Irish, British and Irish/American surfers WAVERIDERS journeys full-circle from Hawaii to California and back to Irish shores following Freeth’s wave of influence. The journey reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever to have been ridden in Ireland by catching monster waves of over fifty feet.
For more info visit the official site WAVERIDERS will open in Irish cinemas everywhere on April 3rd 2009
REVIEWS OF THE MOVIE “Godzilla waves and surfers gliding down their devastating crests. Waveriders explores an unlikely surfing mecca.” The Sunday Times
“…overpowering picture deserves to take its place alongside earlier classics such as Riding Giants and The Endless Summer. The film deserves to be seen on a big screen.” The Irish Times
“..raw and exhilarating, director Joel Conroy harnesses something intangible: the spiritual purity that lures extreme surfers to the ocean. The final breathtaking images, captured in the maw of an angry ocean, still linger large in my mind.” The Sunday Tribune
“… creates a genuine desire to throw on a duffle coat and run for the blissfully unspoilt Irish coasts. As Slater comments, Ireland’s a rather cold paradise.” Huck Magazine
“The most unique and visually stunning documentary of its genre to have been made in decades.” Dazed & Confused
“The resulting footage is among some of the most breathtaking and frankly terrifying film of surf ever shot, quite literally awesome.” Sight & Sound