FREE RIDE PREMIERE
Featuring an iconic line up of names: Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, et al, plus ground breaking surfing and water cinematography, Bill Delaney’s 1977 Opus became the gold standard, the yard stick by which all other surf movies were judged… for good reason. Don’t miss the SW Premiere of this remastered and reissued cult classic.
Thursday 29th FEBRUARY 2024 // 7.30pm Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay
LS/FF x KINOMOR Presents: FREE RIDE x Let Me Live >> TICKETS
LS/FF x KINOMOR presents a very special screening & SW premiere of remastered cult classic, ‘Free Ride’ Dir. Bill Delaney, accompanied by award winning short ‘Let Me Live’, Dir. Keith Malloy hosted Thursday 29th February at Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay.
Tickets (£10) include a free beer from the good folk at Sharps (over 18’s only) while our friends at Yeti and Foundation Roasters are sending along some goodies to stave off the winter chill.
This is what dark winter nights were made for… gathering together with a crew of like-minded individuals for the finest cinematic surf session to salute the season ahead. See you there!
Free Ride was last (officially) shown in Cornwall in 1978 when a crowd of surfers from across the south west, hungry for the latest dispatch from the world of international surfing gathered in Porthtowan Village Hall. Reels were threaded through the projector and the future they saw played out on the big screen was burned onto the collective conscience. The era defining style, power & flow of Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew et al fired the synapses, while the laconic tones of Jan-Michael Vincent and iconic sound track evoked a pivotal moment in time…
Rivals jostled for wave and screen time, proponents of the single fin dual with the new-wave of twin fin riders – sometimes in the same barrel. It was a time of hot talents, burning egos, bright boardshorts and brighter still boards, pushing boundaries,‘bustin down the door’ and celebrating the freedom of the ride.
Honouring 45 years of Free Ride, this iconic film has been restored and remastered for its return to the big screen and is not to be missed!
“It didn’t just record a generation, it inspired the next.” Nick Carroll
“Era-defining surf movie…” Matt Warshaw, EOS
“The next truly influential surfing film.” Surfing Magazine 1977
‘Let Me Live’ from award winning Director Keith Malloy celebrates enigmatic Cornishman Tom Lowe. A renowned big wave surfer, Tom has paved his own path from the heart of Penwith to surfing’s highest level through grit, determination.. and a little help from his friends. Cutting his teeth in Ireland and pioneering unknown waves with a small group of surfers, Tom found meaning in pushing himself to the limit, and sometimes beyond. In Spring 2023, Tom hit the reef hard at Teahupo’o and sustained critical injuries. “After surgery, lung treatment and a blood transfusion due to internal bleeding, a broken scapula, and many broken ribs, I truly do feel lucky to have made it,” he said.
This short aims to explore Tom’s drive and is the latest from award winning Director Keith Malloy whose incredible ode to bodysurfing Come Hell or High Water premiered at the first edition of London Surf / Film Festival with Keith in attendance. Featuring the likes of Fergal Smith and renowned, multi-faceted creative Mickey Smith, this film however is as much about Tom as it is an exploration of community and kinship.