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"Take Every Wave" Malibu Screening

Malibu Library Speaker Series 2018 Season Opens with Documentary about Local Legend



The 2018 Malibu Library Speaker Series starts off with a special screening of "Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton", a film by award-winning documentarian and Malibu resident Rory Kennedy. The film will be shown on Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 PM in the Civic Theater at Malibu City Hall.

“The film is an intimate discovery of a life that shaped the ultimate waterman and innovator,” said Mayor Skylar Peak. “Laird is an inspiration to millions around the world and continues to push his limits every day. I’m proud to call him my friend and neighbor.”

In “ "Take Every Wave", director Rory Kennedy and writer Mark Bailey track the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer and Malibu local Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon: an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done.

Laird Hamilton
Laird Hamilton’s biographical story is told against the backdrop of a winter surf season on Kauai, where El NiƱo storm systems threaten to bring the biggest surf in decades. Mixing never-before-seen archival footage with contemporary scenes shot in Southern California, Bermuda, and Kauai, “Take Every Wave” weaves the past and present into an intimate and compelling portrait of a superstar athlete at the top of his game. Threaded throughout is a revealing, deeply personal interview with Hamilton, as well as conversations with family members, friends, collaborators, and detractors who know him best.

Rory Kennedy
Rory Kennedy is one of America's most prolific documentary filmmakers. An Academy Award-nominated, Primetime Emmy-award winning director and producer, Kennedy has a body of work that deals with some of the world's most pressing issues. She has made more than 30 highly acclaimed documentaries.

Event Details The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey and a reception with refreshments.

This FREE event will take place in the Civic Theater at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Rd). Space is limited and RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.
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