DEADLINE, a highly regarded films industry ‘Bible’, calls RIVER, which premiered at the 2021 Telluride Film Festivals, “Visually majestic, stunning to behold and a spectacular display of, and tribute to, the rushing waters that feed the planet"...
BROKEN MOLDS | WEDNESDAY 7:10 PM
Broken Molds is the complicated origin story of windsurfing; from its humble beginnings to becoming the fastest growing sport in the World. This is the story of a family drama challenged by cancer, lawsuits and broken friendships. Staring: Gerry Lopez, Laird Hamilton, Matt Schweitzer, Kai Lenny, Robby Naish, Jamie O’Brien, Zane Schweitzer and the worlds best water athletes.
WATERMAN | WEDNESDAY 8:30 PM
Hawaii Film Critic Anderson Le wrote “Even for me growing up in Hawaii I know of Duke, Duke Kahanamoku. This film really showed how much of a game changer he was. How much of an icon. How much of an innovator, a pioneer. How much of a human speciman, an athlete, but also just really embodying the aloha spirit.”Narrated by Jason Momoa, this original documentary tells the story of Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in this year’s Games – a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.
MISSION JOY | THUR. 5:45 PM
Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances. An exploration of the remarkable friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, two men whose resistance against adversity has marked our modern history.
TIFFANY SHLAIN | 2021 CREATING THE FUTURE AWARD | THUR. 5:45 PM
Ms. Shlain is being honored for her bedrock commitment to use her abundant creativity and empathy to open the eyes and hearts of the world to find new ways to take the most challenging realities of our time & turn them into opportunities.
AWARE | GLIMPSES OF
CONSCIOUSNESS THURS. 8:00 PM
What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? Why are we predisposed for mystical experience? And what happens when we die? With haunting cinematography, AWARE follows six of the world’s most brilliant researchers approaching the most mysterious of enigmas, consciousness, from radically different perspectives, from within and without: through high-tech brain research and Eastern meditation, by scientifically exploring inner space through psychedelic substances and delving deep into the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights – some which have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millennia.
COFFEE WARS | FRI. 5:45 PM
Coffee aficionado Jo is doing her best to stay afloat running her own coffee shop alongside a band of unpredictable colleagues, but nothing seems to be going her way. Jo will finally have a chance to prove herself in the dairy-dominated world of coffee, and, most importantly, win the big cash prize.
KATE NASH | 2021 RISING STAR AWARD | FRI. 5:45 PM
Ms. Nash is being honored for her bedrock commitment to use her abundant creativity to support honest and life-changing art.
THE RUMBA KINGS | FRI. 7:55 PM
The award-winning music documentary film The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an African nation that fought colonial oppression, found freedom, and forged a new identity through music.
SWEETWATER | SAT. 5:45 PM
The oceans cover over 70% of our planet and hold almost 97% of the earth's water. True bliss in constant movement giving life around the globe. This is a story of an eclectic mix of people, who draw energy from this life force and channel it positively into their everyday lives.
MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY | SAT. 6:50 PM
Winner of a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, this three-way surprise reunion in the South of France — among sunny vineyards, ice-cold streams, beautiful country houses, populated by fascinating people — is anchored by four very good performances revealing reignited passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers. A surprise reunion in the South of France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly in a polyamorous relationship.
SUMMERTIME | SAT. 8:30 PM
Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other's stories.