Monday, April 26, 2010

Between The Lines

Saturday night, Ryan and I went and saw Between The Lines. It was a free showing put on by the Oceanside Public Library and the California Surf Museum in one of the old theaters in Oceanside, Sunshine Brooks. The producer and 3 of the guys from the film were there (so they stayed for some Q&A after the film). We both really liked it. If you have the chance to see the film, I would definitely recommend it. PS My mom told me this is where my uncle learned to surf too - the Vietnam War.

BETWEEN THE LINES explores the Vietnam War through the prism of the surfing sub-culture. The film offers unique insight into the dramatic effect that the Vietnam War and draft had on young American men who rode waves.

Between the Lines explores the choice that most draft age surfers faced during the Vietnam War era: either go to war or evade the draft. It was one or the other. Between the Lines delves into the lives of two surfers who choose opposite paths. Pat Farley and Brant Page.

While following the lives of these two surfers the film chronicles the impact of the Vietnam War on the surfing lifestyle. From the peaceful shores of Hawaii to the canopy jungles of Vietnam, Between the Lines excavates the surfing cultures response to an extraordinary circumstance.

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