Chris Gentile SELF DISCOVERY FOR SOCIAL SURVIVAL
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SELF DISCOVERY FOR SOCIAL SURVIVAL
(54 min, 2019, digital. Music by Allah Las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden (of MGMT), and Peaking Lights. Additional tracks by Dungen and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Narrated by Jonas Mekas.)
Since the genres birth in the early 1950s, the surf film has involved a synthesis of image and music. Typically these two key ingredients are sourced separately, mixed together only after the visual fact. SELF DISCOVERY FOR SOCIAL SURVIVAL subverts this recipe. Just like the osmotic waves that run through the film, the visuals and music co-exist and permeate as one to reinvent and reimagine what surf films can look, sound, and feel like.
SELF DISCOVERY FOR SOCIAL SURVIVAL is a collaborative film between record label Mexican Summer and Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a New York-based surf and outdoor shop. Surfers in the film include seven-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, Creed McTaggart, Ryan Burch, and more. Filmed in Mexico, the Maldives, and Iceland in three separate vignettes, the film is graced with narration by legendary filmmaker, poet, and Anthology Film Archives founder Jonas Mekas. Jonas passed away in January at the age of 96, but not before contributing his inimitable voice to this project, a further illustration of his radical openness to forms, subjects, and expressions of all kinds.
Filmmaker Chris Gentile will be here in person for both shows!
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