THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
Gerry Lopez first surfed Uluwatu in 1974. The Hawaiian surfer had seen a photo of good friend, Wayne Lynch surfing the wave and followed the clues to Bali. When he eventually found it he paddled out alone. The ‘Island of the Gods’ was still a well-kept surfing secret and shrouded in mysticism. Lopez and his crew scored perfect surf, and the experience resonated deeply with him. “We thought we’d died and gone to heaven,” he recalls.
Forty years later Gerry returned to Uluwatu, to host a yoga retreat, get a few waves between classes, and reconnect with a piece of his past. Uluwatu had changed. The old dirt track out to the wave was now a road, log jammed with tourists, the white cliffs were now studded with stucco resorts, and the empty waves Gerry had surfed in 1974 were now full of surfers. He also found that the pristine local environment was straining to cope with the pressure of development. But over the course of a week Gerry reconnected with the spirit of the place, and found that the more things change…
THE FISHERMAN’S SON
Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast. The Fisherman’s Son, recently named Best Film at the 2015 Allianz Portuguese Surf Film Festival.
Adults $14, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8
The bar will be open from 6pm and also during intermission. Book online or from the box office half an hour before the screening. Online sales available until Friday 5pm, then tickets at the door.