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Bunker77

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Chronicling the wild life of a controversial 1970’s surf star, libertine and international playboy, Bunker77 is the true story of an extraordinary young American rebel.


Bunker Spreckels, Clark Gable’s stepson and heir to a multi million dollar sugar fortune turned his back on expectations, becoming a self styled ‘player’ and unconventional surf legend. He pushed the limits in the waves from Hawaii to South Africa and in an attempt to earn immortality he hired counter culture chronicler Craig Stecyk, and photographer Art Brewer to document his life lived large.


Accompanied by Q&A with Director Takuji Masuda


“Bunker77 is a riveting ride.” – Surfline


“A doco you want to see. If surfing ever had a rockstar, it was Bunker Speckles.” – Stab Magazine


“Takuji Masuda’s captivating documentary traces the steep arc of enigmatic ’70s surf punk.” – Salon Magazine


PLUS

Shorties shortlisted film

BBFC rating
18
Year
2016
Running time
88 mins
Country
USA
Other features
DOC
Director
Takuji Masuda

The Church of the Open Sky

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Award winning Director Nathan Oldfield serves up a beautiful and highly anticipated cinematic masterpiece – the imagery is crisp, the surfing is loose, the locations lush and the sentiments true. The title reflects a quote by surf visionary Tom Blake, and the film revolves around how surf culture and the waveriding lifestyle affects the lives of a number of central characters.


Shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, it is a sea soaked celebration. The cinematography is beautiful, the themes run deep and at the end you just want to grab your board and hit the waves.  


“A must watch. Not only does it explore the relationship between surfer and sea and is stunningly shot, but it also peels back the veneer of a squeaky clean surf lifestyle through provocative monologues.” – Magicseaweed


PLUS

UK Premiere: THE MAN AND THE SEA Dir: Andrew Kaineder

Inspiring look into the fins free world of groundbreaking pioneer Derek Hynd.

UK Premiere: MAURICE COLE: THE FIRST WAVE Dir: Peter Baker

Insightful and beautifully shot short featuring surf legend Maurice Cole.

Shorties shortlisted film


BBFC rating
15
Year
2017
Running time
54 mins
Country
Australia
Other features
DOC
Director
Nathan Oldfield

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October 19th

Bunker77

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The Church of the Open Sky

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