So many of us are broke right now, but how many can claim to be stoked as well? Sure would make it a lot easier to deal, no? Contemplate that life lesson tonight while taking in Cyrus Sutton's Stoked & Broke at the Lido in Newport Beach.
Stoked & Broke Teaser from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.
According to the film's presenter and surf culture website Korduroy TV, Sutton has written and directed "a staycation safari epic on zero dollars." Breeze through the trailer above for a taste.
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And now back into Korduroy TV:
Making their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers, and hobo stoves, Ryan Burch and Cyrus Sutton set off on a thirty mile, eight day walk through San Diego, CA. It begins as a guide to taking a minimalist surfing journey, but quickly becomes an examination of the relationship between freedom and alienation. The people they meet along the way all have complicated relationships to our society where native connections to the land have been severed and marketing forces incessantly chip away at basic feelings of contentment. Consulting bums, panhandling, selling sage, and collecting cans they learn through sobering personal stories that while the ocean can dull the pain, it can result in loneliness and limit their likelihood of building strong human relationships. Even a non-surfer could appreciate this film.
See, this is deeper than your garden variety surf porn, reflecting on society as a whole and not just the killer breaks at Mavericks.
Before the screening, there is a pre-party and "Tarp Surfing session" from 5-7 p.m. at Almond Surfboards, 367 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. Doors open at 8 p.m. at the historic Lido, which is at 3459 Via Lido (near Via Lido and Newport Boulevard). Levi Prairie serenades you before the stoking and broking with live music. Tickets are $9 (check the couch cushions).