Between the Lines Premier Showing 6-26-2008
BETWEEN THE LINES BY PURE FRUSTRATION PRODUCTIONS HONORED WITH X-DANCE AWARD!
“Launched in 2001, X-Dance runs alongside the Sundance Film Festival, and is widely considered the Academy Awards of the action sports world.”
Press Release from Ty Ponder, the Producer of the film on January 21, 2009;
We are very pleased to announce that BETWEEN THE LINES was the winner of the BEST DOCUMENTARY award and nominated for the BEST DIRECTOR award at the 2009 X-Dance Film Festival. It is truly an honor to receive this award, especially considering the extraordinary films produced this year.
Narrated by JOHN MILIUS
(Apocalypse Now – Big Wednesday)
BETWEEN THE LINES explores the Vietnam War through the prism of the surfing sub-culture. The film offers unique insight into the dramatic effect that the Vietnam War and draft had on young American men who rode waves.
BETWEEN THE LINES explores the choice that most draft age surfers faced during the Vietnam War era: either go to war or evade the draft. It was one or the other. Between the Lines delves into the lives of two surfers who choose opposite paths. Pat Farley and Brant Page.
While following the lives of these two surfers the film chronicles the impact of the Vietnam War on the surfing lifestyle. From the peaceful shores of Hawaii to the canopy jungles of Vietnam, BETWEEN THE LINES excavates the surfing cultures response to an extraordinary circumstance.
BETWEEN THE LINES opens with narrator John Milius setting the tone: Soldiers and surfers. Two identities, seemingly opposite. But when the concepts collide, as they did during the Vietnam War, and surfers are told to become soldiers, choices have to be made.
This is the soil from which APOCALYPSE NOW grew out of; it’s as simple as that. BETWEEN THE LINES reveals a chapter of the war not widely known, outside the fiction of Duvall’s character and his famous line, Charlie don’t surf.
– John Milius
Today, young surfers aren’t faced with the horrifying decision of going to war or becoming a fugitive.
– Scott Bass, BETWEEN THE LINES producer and SURFER Magazine editor
An Extraordinary, compassionate, and compelling documentary.
– Drew Kampion, The Surfers Path
You did a wonderful job and helped me to untie a few more knots. It sat with me all night.
– John Prietto, Vietnam combat veteran & Army lifeguard
A refreshing account of an unconventional Vietnam
– Jannette Angelle, Veterans Today
The DVD is available now and is in most surf shops.
Visit the films website at http://betweenthelinesfilm.com/
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