Let’s Be Frank World Premiere, September 1st
If you’re in Southern California we recommend you RVSP for the screening and join us for pre, during and post-viewing libations!
There’s been some spark surrounding the new “surf film” Let’s Be Frank. The story of the life, times and conspiracies of South of one Frank James Solomon. But, as director Peter Hamblin would tell you, “When I talk to guys in the surf industry I describe it as a film about a surfer, and when I talk to people in big media I tell them it’s kind of like a surf film. I’m not exactly sure what genre it falls in.”
If there’s one thing for certain, it’s unlike any “surf film” you’ve ever seen. With a narrated storyline, very high production value, fight scenes directed by Richard Ryan (the award-winning fight director famous for his scenes in Snatch and Sherlock Holmes). It also features cameos by Pat O’Connell, South African charger Josh Redman, Donovan Frankenreiter – who all surprisingly can act – and a special guest narrator (but we won’t tell you who yet). The film pulls its influence from Taylor Steele’s The Show, with slivers of Wes Anderson and Guy Ritchie influence. It’s quirky, fun and the surfing between the story line’s raw and exciting.
On Thursday, at the Port Theatre in Corona Del Mar, California – that cozy little city just south of Newport Beach – LBF is having its world premiere. We’ll be hosting the festivities, and if you can get a ticket, we highly recommend joining the screening, having some drinks and keeping the party going with us until, or after the bars close and we wobble on home.
A quick synopsis: Frank James Solomon will let nothing get in the way of his dream of being a pro surfer. He battles waves, attacks problems head on and busts down barriers. His many complex facades are a source of intrigue for our narrator, an inquisitive aristocrat. Our conspirator guides us through mirrored worlds of fact and fiction, proposing wild theories and exposing a realm that lies somewhere between reality and what we are continuously told to believe.
RSVP for the world premiere. Tickets are limited but you can get them right here, right now. It’ll be open to the public for short few days, so get on it. Like now.
For more about the film, head here.
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