Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story
EUROPEAN PREMIERE: Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story Dir. Chas Smith
Lisa Anderson changed surf culture and youth culture forever. Her combination of style, power, drive and attitude ushered in a new framing for female surfing: 4 Time World Champion she was the first woman on the cover of Surfer magazine, six time Surfer of the Year, face of the first women’s surf brand and Outside Magazine wrote, “ the first woman to cross over into surfing celebrityhood.”
As a teenager she’d run away from home leaving only a note behind that read, “Going to California to become world surfing champion.” She more than delivered on that promise. Writer and cultural commentator Chas Smith brings us a dynamic and honest insight into the life of this enigmatic icon.
Trouble follows Lisa on her all too human journey. Surf is a beautiful backdrop but the real story is the epic poem of her life. It is the struggles, abuse, pain and joy. It is the story of a modern, self-made woman. It is a story of today.
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WORLD PREMIERE: BLACK IS THE COLOUR Dir. Taylor Knox
Featuring: Taylor Knox, Mick Fanning, Mason Ho, Sal Masekela
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