SOLD OUT: Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear - Bristol Improv Theatre
"As with Tommy Wiseau’s midnight movie favorite The Room, Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear is a self-funded indie filled with non-sequiturs, passionate performances, unexplained diversions, and bizarre dream logic. And like The Room, describing Surfer doesn’t do the movie justice; it’s a film that needs to be seen to be understood." - VICE
Is this new Christian surfing film really the next 'The Room'? Find out as we host the UK premiere and you're all invited!
Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear is the passion project from writer / director / composer / actor Douglas Burke, whose intensely passionate and spiritual opus has been captivating midnight movie audiences since its theatrical release earlier this year.
On paper, it's about a boy (Douglas Burke's real-life son, Sage) overcoming his trauma from a surfing accident, but within 10 minutes, it's clear the film is about a lot more than that! Any more information and we risk spoiling the film's mind-blowing revelations for you!
Critics are wildly divided over Burke's vision: some have eviscerated it, while others have been charmed by what Burke is going for - which appears to be a combination of a sermon about overcoming self-doubt and some sort of military cover-up. Oh and surfing. Lots and lots of surfing.
Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear is to surfing what The Room is to establishing shots of San Francisco.
What is certain is that the film is provoking a fascinating response, and the movie's life as a cult film has only just begun.
When: 8.00pm, Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Location: Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LP, UK
Tickets: £5 (all profits going to SARSASupport)
THIS FILM IS RATED 'PG'
"A uniquely profound examination of faith, or this decade’s THE ROOM? A staggering and audacious journey through one man’s layered perspective of man’s relationship to nature – both internal and external – and the so-called fears we construct to limit us from achieving our full potential, or a ludicrous work of unhinged auteur cinema at its most baffling and laughable? Both? Neither? All of the above?" - Logan Crow, The Frida Cinema
"It is the sort of movie that sustains interest from scene to scene only because you’re constantly wondering whether it could possibly get any worse. In this regard, it seldom disappoints. There is no excuse for SURFER, an abysmally amateurish vanity production best described as a total wipeout." - Variety
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