It’s Surfalorus weekend on the Outer Banks. The 6th annual showing of all films surf related kicked off tonight at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.
Typically when we talk about a film festival we hit the highlights…point to some film that looks outstanding, and make recommendations.
This year, however, we may already have had our highlight from a 16-year-old filmmaker who hails from Manteo.
Logan Marshall’s 20 minute film Limitless was a surprisingly well-made movie with some very nice photography and a good sound track. What really seemed to set it apart, though was how well Logan handled his theme.
Interviewing three surfers at different times in their careers, he had a 20, 39 and 62-year-old talk about what surfing means to them.
The result is a very diverse perspective yet a very consistent theme of love and repect for the sport.
Hopefully Limitless will be shown at other festivals—it’s that good. And it’s worth seeing.
Limitless is not the only highlight of Surfalorus, though.
Friday night at the the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo there’s a
Daniel Pullen mixed media tribute to Mickey McCarthey who passed away in December. A remarkably talented surf photographer, Mickey was one of the nicest people anyone had ever met.
Saturday the festival wraps up at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. Weather permitting—and it looks as though the weather will permit it, it’s an outdoor event.
Surfalorus Friday and Saturday Schedules
Friday, September 22 • Dare County Arts Council, Manteo
Doors open at 6:30pm ; Screening starts at 7pm
**Featuring a collaborative trailer for a 2018 documentary film honoring the late Mickey McCarthy, by Nic McClean**
Mixed Media Tribute Exhibit to Mickey McCarthy by Daniel Pullen, where part of the proceeds go to Betsy McCarthy
Book Signing of “Legends of the Sandbar by Chris Bickford
Longboard exhibit curated by Steve Wise
Food and local brew provided!
DJ Ninja will be spinning records!
Masonboro // Jake Hart // 2:29
Brotosynthesis // Russ Roe // 4:27
Maranasati // Chris Hannant // 4:07
Winter in Bloom // Russ Roe // 3:38
Protecting the Atlantic // Chris Hannant // 6:34
If I Can Surf… // Luke Williams // 22:04
Fish People // Keith Malloy // 48:41
Saturday, September 23 • Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills
Doors open at 6:30pm; Screening starts at 7pm
Nate Sacks and The Life Hacks plays the main stage inside the Brewing Station!
Fire spinning by Panda Daniels!
Sealone // Luca Merli // 6:41
Under an Arctic Sky // Chris Burkhard // 39:00
The Church of the Open Sky // Nathan Oldfield // 54:35