Still time to catch Surf Film Festival

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If you like movies and the ocean, there’s still time to catch the 4th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Doris Duke Theatre. The month-long festival features 22 films, 16 that have never before screened in Hawaii.

On July 31, closing night festivities are planned, including a drawing to win a Surftech stand-up board, free beer from Kona Brewing Company, food for purchase from Da Spot, and a book signing with Anna Trent Moore, daughter of surf legend Buzzy Trent and author of “Increments of Fear.” Moore will also introduce the film “Surfing the ’50s”and lead a post-screening Q&A.

Special guests also are scheduled for appearances throughout the festival, including surf industry pioneer Bob McTavish, who will introduce the film “Going Vertical” on July 21.

Festival pass: $80, $60 for Academy members
Closing night screenings: $15; $12 students, seniors, military; $10 Academy members
All other festival screenings: $10; $9 students, seniors, military; $8 Academy members

Here’s the festival’s film schedule. For tickets, visit www.tix.com.

Here are some of the films you can still see at the festival:

Honolulu Surf Film Festival: 'One Winter Story'

Directors: Sally Lundburg and Elizabeth Pepin
USA, 2006, 55 mins.
July 30 at 1 and 4 p.m.

This film looks at big-wave pioneer and scientist Sarah Gerhardt’s dramatic journey from poverty and despair to a 1990s surf star. Gerhardt was the first woman to slice across the monster wave known as Maverick’s in Northern California.

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