Continue to celebrate the ocean with Ocean Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation’s Humboldt Chapter and Humboldt Baykeeper with Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge.
On Thursday, Dec. 3, Ocean Night presents the North Coast premiere of Dear & Yonder, the story of “daring ladies united by the sea” by Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lesser. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Films start at 7 p.m. A $2 donation is requested. A raffle takes place after the screening. Check surfrider.org/humboldt for more information or call Jennifer Savage at (707) 477-8283.
The film features many women surfing their beloved home breaks (the “Dear”), such as San Francisco bodysurfer Judith Sheridan’s formidable waves and Santa Cruz surfer/shaper Ashley Lloyd who seeks out ecologically sustainable materials available in order to perfect her craft. Other women venture well beyond the comfort of their home breaks to the far reaches of the earth (the “Yonder”), including Liz Clark who is single-handedly sailing around the world in search of waves and new shores. Explosive top surfing rofessionals, Sofia Mulanovich, Stephanie Gilmore, Silvana Lima, Coco Ho and others travel to Indonesia and showcase their skills on some of the best waves on Earth.
Primarily shot on 16mm film by expert cinematographers: Thomas Campbell, Scott Soens, Bali Strickland, Tiffany Campbell, John Smart and Dave Homcy, the imagery is further enhanced by music selections mined from the vast world of sound including original compositions by accomplished violinist Jennifer Curtis, underground band of surfers The Rustangs and local musicians from the Tuamotus Islands. More music is provided by Vetiver, Black Mountain, The Magnetic Fields, Tim Cohen, Calexico and Tussle. Josh and Jason Diamond, editors of Seedling, Sprout, Thread and, most recently, The Present, apply their skills in the editing suite, and artists Jeff Canham, Nat Russell and Lori Damiano lend their talents throughout the project.
Campbell and Lesser tie these carefully crafted pieces together in a rare and genuine story about our human bond with the sea told from the female perspective: “Our hope is for the depth and beauty of the film to traverse perceived boundaries and for each viewer to take a meaningful piece with them that will percolate positively back into our communities and lineups. Dear & Yonder is our way of giving something back to the thing we love.”