Our Hawaii - Surfing in the Rockaways in the 60's and 70's

Rockaway Surf Doc & Panel Discussion
Monday, January 31 at 6pm:
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St.),
New York, NY 10011-8454
(212) 243-4334

Kryssa Schemmerling will present her film Our Hawaii (58 min.), a documentary that explores the vibrant surfing scene forged in one of the most unlikely places: Rockaway Beach, Queens, during the 1960s and '70s. A group of Rockaway natives attempted to recreate the mythologized California surfing lifestyle in a ruined, crime-ridden, urban environment. The cast includes John "Tank" Gallagher, Donna Gaines, Kevin Breslin, James Tasca, Bob Turano of Full Moon Surf Shop and several other watermen of dignity and grace. Includes ethnographic and historical footage, some legendary breaks and Rockaway logic. During 2011 there are plans to screen "Our Hawaii" locally, from Breezy Point to the East End.

Check out the movie trailer - http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi729979673/



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