The Rockaway Beach Surf Club and The New York Surf Film Festival will host the New York City Premiere of Taylor Steele and Nathan Myers’ new film “Here & Now” on Saturday, July 7th, on an outdoor screen at The Spot at 302 Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach, NYC. The film will be preceded by a live performance from legendary local surf punk band The Supertones. Sixpoint Brewery, Vita Coco, and Kanon Organic Vodka in collaboration with DiCosmo’s Ices, will be providing complimentary beverages. Roberta’s will be selling a selection of pizzas from their mobile pizza oven. Doors will open at 7:00 pm; The Supertones will perform at 7:30 pm; and “Here & Now” will screen at 9:00 pm. Admission price is $12. Tickets are available at: http://hereandnownyc.eventbrite.com
“Here & Now” was shot in one day. More than 25 filmmakers and surfers worked in unison to document the world of surfing in a single 24-hour period: May 2, 2012. From world champs like Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore to free spirits like Dave Rastovich, Ozzy Wright and Alex Knost, this project brings together shapers, photographers, legends, beginners, third world, first world and surf world. Some scored big. Others couldn’t find a ripple. It’s all part of the surfing experience. From contests to camping, hanging at home or hitting the road, veteran surf filmmaker Taylor Steele pulls together an epic, international cast to prove the best place to be is here and now. The trailer for the film is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiIOfBwVVPU
The Mission of The Rockaway Beach Surf Club is to establish a place where the community of Rockaway Beach, a historic and up-and-coming New York City neighborhood and surf destination, can come together to exchange ideas, create art, make things, have fun, and improve the quality of life of the neighborhood and its residents. It is a not-for-profit community organization and social club centered around a common interest and passion for surfing, the ocean and the beach, that is dedicated to conserving the environment, supporting the neighborhood, encouraging a fun and positive atmosphere, and preserving the surf lifestyle and culture that makes Rockaway Beach one of the most unique places in New York City. Find the RSBC on the web at http://rockawaybeachsurfclub.tumblr.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/249647058462629/
The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent surf film. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The New York Surf Film Festival’s aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC. The New York Surf Film Competition is open to independently produced feature-length and short films in the surf genre. Submissions are open thru June 30, 2012. For updates on the 2012 NYSFF coming this September, fans can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Morgan Rae Berk, New York Surf Film Festival, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Uzzan, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Email: Jessica@hookpublicity.com