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Surfwise
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Doug Pray


One need not be a surfing fanatic to find something interesting in SURFWISE, Doug Pray's thought-provoking documentary about the legendary and unconventional Paskowitz family. The first family in surfing became famous for its large size, for earning countless trophies, and for its eccentric leader, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz. Once an admired figure in the medical community, Dorian decided while at the height of his success to leave it all behind, heading for a life on the beach. While traveling the world in search of the next great wave, Dorian met and married Juliette, who shortly began birthing their nine children. Born in quick succession and never placed in school, the kids were raised in the ocean and in an ever-moving camper. Though they seemed unconventional to outsiders, their atypical routine was actually highly controlled by Dorian, who wanted to raise his family the way animals live, free of the material world.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 93 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - Spanish

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78

Full Frame - 1.33

Audio:

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Director

Doug Pray

Producer

Graydon Carter

Producer

Matthew Weaver

Producer

Tommy Means

Director of Photography

Dave Homcy

Composer

John Dragonetti

Executive Producer

Jason Kliot

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Press

"This is a terrific film that offers not only a word to the SURFWISE but also to anyone else who thought only their family was different."

- Pete Hammond, Box Office

"[A] wonderfully engaging look at love and family and the relentless pursuit of happiness, personal meaning and perfect waves."

- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

 

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