Archy The Movie


Courtesy of….I was too lazy to write something up myself. Been surfing too much.

If you missed the packed April screening of the Matt Archbold film, Archy The Movie, here’s another chance to catch it on the big screen at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival this Friday.

the opening film of the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Friday, July 11, 2008
5:30pm Screening (running time: 83 mins)

at the Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street (at Valencia), San Francisco
Tickets: $10 | Get advanced tix here.

About the film:
When Matt Archbold started surfing back in 1979 at age 11, the world had no idea that it was about to witness one of the most explosive surfers to ever set foot on a surfboard. With a career spanning nearly 3 decades now, Archy is considered to be the most successful free surfer of all time and a pioneer in advancing the evolution of aerials and high performance surfing.

Directed by Bill Ballard and narrated by Henry Rollins of Black Flag fame, ARCHY documents the highs and lows of iconic San Clemente surfer Matt Archbold over the last 25 years of his career. He was the surfer who should have been the missing link between legends Tom Curren and Kelly Slater, but wasn’t. From dropping out of high school and turning pro, to becoming the poster child of surf clothing giant MCD, Archy’s young life was no dull moment. Infamous for tackling the massive Tubes at Off The Wall on tiny boards, donning numerous tattoos and living the surf rock star lifestyle, he paid the price for the limelight, grappling with drug and alcohol addictions that rival that of legends for the last 20 years. Still, he never quit the sport — he spent many of his hazy years on Hawaii’s North Shore, enjoying lasting fame in the surfing world that very rarely concerns career wins.

Enjoy compelling interviews, explosive surf action, timeless photos set to all-time soundtrack including The Clash, Social Distortion, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Devo, and more.

Check out the trailer:

About the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Founded in 2006, the San Francisco FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL shows yearly in July — the Dead of Summer, when San Francisco is at its most chill. Our mission is to bring independent filmmakers and musicians to the San Francisco Bay Area from around the globe!

The film kicks off the Frozen Film Festival tonight, followed by RFK Personal Quests for Truth, which probes the mysteries of Robert Kennedy’s assassination, as well as a shorts program that includes The Ghost in the Material, a doc about imprisoned artist William Noguera, who narrates the film by cell (heh) phone. For Saturday’s highlights, tickets and more info, visit here.

Stay current with NorCal surf happenings!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s