A few months back, I did an interview with Long Island surfer, Balaram Stack. In the intro to that piece, I mentioned the challenges of becoming a pro surfer where there is a lack of industry support.
Well, New York will now be home to a World Tour event. So, how try to imagine the challenges of becoming a pro surfer where there is a lack of running water.
Tonight, New York Surf Film Fest will co-host the world premiere of "Splinters" with the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. "Splinters" chronicles the lives of young, aspiring pros from New Guinea, a country that sits at number 137 (in the neighborhood of Bangladesh and Haiti) on the Human Development Index Chart.
This movie, the directorial debut from Adam Pesce, deals with economics and gender inequality in realizing goals. Probably a little more cerebral than rental car doughnuts and air reverses.
The film screens tonight at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 4, Thursday at AMC Loews Village 7-1, and Saturday at Tribeca Cinemas Theatre 1. The NYSFF will also host "Melali: The Drifter Sessions," with a screening and liver performance by Rob Machado and band at the Gramercy Theatre this Thursday.