The New York Surf Film Festival debuts "Momentum"

September 23, 2010 | Surfing

New York Surf Film Festival: plenty of waves in the city that never sleeps

The New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) presents the first ever theatre showing of Taylor Steele's cult classic Momentum.

"Momentum" is arguably one of the most influential surf films in the last 20 years. The film was an anthem for a generation of surfers and helped spark the careers of many surfers known as the "Momentum Generation" such as Kelly Slater and Rob Machado.

The NYSFF is proud to be the first to show this film in a theatre on the big screen. Surf filmmaking legend Taylor Steele will be on hand for the Q A.

"Momentum is the movie that changed my life. I was going to school with no real direction and made Momentum as a hobby, just shooting my friends. It was successful and I was able to drop everything and follow my dreams of making surf movies," says Taylor Steele.

"It has never have been shown on a movie screen before as it went straight to VHS. So, it will be great to listen to punk rock music and watch my friends ripping as kids, and laugh at early film making mistakes. Thanks NY Surf Film Fest."

"Momentum" will be shown at Tribeca Cinemas on Saturday, September 25th at 10:30PM.

The New York Surf Film Festival is an event consisting of three days of screenings of independent short and feature films, cult classics, and world premieres from established surf filmmakers.

In between screenings, we will be hosting a surf history lecture series, Q&A Sessions with filmmakers and notable surfers, Panel Discussions, and Meet & Greets. We will also be curating a Surf Art Gallery to be open to the public for the duration of the weekend.

The NYSFF will happen between 24-26th September.

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