Allen Sarlo Biopic To Show At Santa Monica Film Festival

Just some of what you missed...

Just some of what you missed...

What: Work to Surf for the Santa Monica Film Festival
When: Saturday November 14, 2009
Where: Ocean Ave. Screening Room. 1401 Ocean Ave. #110
What time: 8:00 PM
How much: $10
Who: You and about 30 others. Theater is intimate.
Why: Because you missed the first two showings, or want to see it again.
How to buy tickets: BUY TICKETS
For more information: smfilmfestival.com/worktosurf.html

If you missed the World Premiere of Work to Surf at the Laemmle Theater in September… and you missed the Malibu Premier of Work to Surf at Duke’s Malibu in October…

Don’t you dare miss the screening of Allen Sarlo’s biopic Work to Surf as part of the Santa Monica Film Festival on November 14, at the Ocean Avenue screening room.

Allen Sarlo has influenced the surfing world for decades, transcending eras – Dog Town in the 1970s to pro surfing in the 1980s to pioneering big wave riding at Todos Santos in the 1990s to the present, where Sarlo uses Malibu as a home base for surf trips around the world – practically commuting to the North Shore every winter, where he continues to amaze with his power surfing. Now a married father of two, Sarlo was protector for the Dogtown boyz, best friend of Mark Foo and a performance inspiration for this generation.

Fellow Z Boy Stacy Peralta has said Sarlo’s “Wave Killer” act of the 1980s set the pace for modern performance surfing.

Sarlo is arguably the most surf-stoked 50-year-old on the planet, the “still can man, with the still can plan.” Work to Surf is the theme of Sarlo’s life, and of this movie: a life story about focus, hard work and passion, with incredible surfing footage from all over the world and all the top pros.

Sarlo’s dedication to surfing and how he has made a lifestyle that perpetuates that passion is embodied in his story. The film projects a positive message about the Sport of Kings, disproving that surfers are a bunch of good for nothing lazeabouts, and also proving that a guy with enough energy can live a balanced life: Family and fun, mortgages and the Mentawai.

Work to Surf reinforces the solid principles that hard work,  education and dedication will get you where you want to go: In the barrel at some hidden Mexican point wave, but also high in a comfortable home overlooking the beaches of Malibu.

The 45-minute movie was shot, directed and edited by Dave Ogle, who recorded high-energy footage of Sarlo surfing everywhere from First Point, Malibu to Mainland Mexico, Indo, and thundering North Shore, Hawaii. The footage also includes Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Mark Foo, Yaden Nichols, Jay Adams and many great surfers from Malibu to Sunset Beach.

The showing for the Santa Monica Film Festival will be at the Ocean Avenue Screening Room, 1401 Ocean Avenue #110 in Santa Monica, next to Sushi Roku.

Show starts at 8:00

Admission price is $10.

Good idea to get there early, or order tickets in advance by clicking here: BUY TICKETS Fasten your seat belts, it’s a positive ride on a feel good surfing adventure.