Tickets are available from the Riverside Studios Box Office on: 020 8237 1111 or buy them online HERE or by clicking through on the links in each film listing.
A limited number of evening passes are also available for Thursday 31st October priced £16 and are available only by calling the Box Office on: 020 8237 1111.
THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER
18.45: Bella Vita. Jason Baffa. USA, 2013, 88 mins
UK PREMIERE. A much anticipated feature from renowned film-maker Jason Baffa, chronicling the journey of surfer/artist/environmentalist Chris Del Moro and friends as they explore the burgeoning surf culture blossoming among one the Mediterranean’s oldest civilisations. A visual epic and tavelogue captured in sumptuous 35mm, Bella Vita is an intimate and powerful journey of self-discovery steeped in culture, tradition and passion. Features Chris Del Moro, Dave Rastovitch, Lauren Hill, Connor Coffin and more.
“At age 30, Del Moro has made a career of chasing the world’s best waves, Bella Vita finds him at a transition in life with an urge to find a deeper meaning to his travels and life experiences. The film captures this journey and explores the importance of family and culture in life. It also exposes to the world, that against popular belief, there are world-class waves in the Mediterranean Sea.” Surfer Magazine.
Showing with: TEAZD, dir: Ornella Hawthorn Gardez, UK, 2013, 5 mins.. Shorties entry presented by REEF. Short film showcasing homegrown talent.
TICKETS FOR BELLA VITA ARE PRICED AT £9.50 (£8.50 concs) BUY ONLINE HERE
20.50: Learning to Breathe. Rocky Romano, USA, 2013, 88 mins
EUROPEAN PREMIERE Award-winning documentary exploring the troubled and changing life of professional surfer and legend Anthony Ruffo. Ruffo is a surfer, but he is also an addict, a dealer and a community leader. An exploration into the oft-overlooked, darker side of surfing and a subject that matter that has far reaching ramifications for surf culture as a whole. Features Anthony Ruffo, Pete Mel, Darryl Virostko and Christian Fletcher.
Winner Best Story Line – SMASH Film Festival 2013
Winner Heart and Soul Award – Mill Valley Surf Film Festival 2013
“Learning to Breathe is the most important surf film of 2013 period. It strays away from the normal confines of surf cinema to scrutinize an underbelly most do not want to even think about. I applaud Rocky Romano for taking on this challenging subject matter and creating such a profound piece of work.” Pierce Michael Kavanagh, San Diego Surf Film Festival
Showing with: Against The Grain, Jason MacBroom, UK, 2013, 5 mins. Short film about surfing, passion and loss.
TICKETS FOR LEARNING TO BREATHE ARE PRICED AT £9.50 (£8.50 concs) BUY ONLINE HERE