Checked out “Searching for Michael Peterson” last night in Venice. Cool flick delving into the troubled life of the Aussie surfing legend. The surf footage of vintage “MP” was the film’s highlight for me, he seemed to have an innate ability to literally be a part of the wave as he surfed. It was incredible to watch especially projected on a big screen.
Overall a cool flick to check out, showing the “frailties of life” within the context of the surfing lifestyle. Jolyon Hoff has done a great job combining candid interviews, vintage footage, and a cool mood setting soundtrack to tell his story. He’s taking the film up to Santa Barbara for a showing tonight at the Victoria and back down to Long Beach at Shelter tomorrow evening.
Go see it.