Celestial Cinema Program Running Time is 175 min This Thursday Celestial Cinema program includes:
7:45pm Tribute to Tim Bonython followed by the short film Songs of the Spindle followed by Immersion
10:00pm I Believe I Can Fly: Flight of the Frenchies followed by TheMonster of Nix
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Tribute to Tim Bonython
2012, 10 min Tim Bonython's association with surfing films began in 1978, when armed with a Super-8 camera, he set off to Hawaii's infamous North Shore to capture the big waves and their riders. From that moment he became totally besotted with the sport, its participants, and turning it into captivating, breath-taking and inspiring films.
Song Of The Spindle Directed By: Drew Christie USA, 2011, 5 min Hand-drawn graphics animate a philosophical dialog between two big-brained creatures, a whale and a man. We get a snappy overview of the evolution of cetaceans, some gentle mockery of us humans, and good advice: sing more.
Immersion Directed By: Tim Bonython Austrailia, 2012, 90 min Six years in the making, this truly epic doc features many of the greatest athletes on Earth — paddle-in, body, tow-in, wind, and stand up paddle surfing, kitesailing, bodyboarding and windsurfing on some of the biggest waves ever captured in both the northern and southern hemispheres — Trahupo'o during its code red alert, Cloudbreak, Shipsterns slab waves, Mavericks, Pipeline, Peahi/Jaws and the Right. Directed by 2012 Maui Film Festival Beacon Award Honoree Tim Bonython. It will flip you out!
I Believe I Can Fly: Flight of the Frenchies Directed By: Sebastien Montaz-Rosset France, 2012, 40 min Combine two kinds of crazy stunt and you get insane squared, which is evidently more fun than anything human beings have done EVER.
The Monster of Nix Directed By: Rosto Belgium , France , Netherlands, 2011, 30 min The voices of Terry Gilliam, Tom Waits, and The Residents give vitality to this dark fairy tale crafted as a fantastically detailed computer-animated puppet show. The idyllic village of Nix gets devastated by an all-devouring monster, and young Willy—who is himself a troubled character—gets to fight the thing all by himself.