The Ride - Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 3:00 pm

A panel discussion on the representation of Pacific Islanders, featuring director Nathan Kurosawa, will follow the screening.

Admission: Free. Tickets required. Tickets are distributed one hour before the screenings.

Narrative Feature

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

The Ride

Nathan Kurosawa

93

Video

Professional surfer David Monroe thinks he’s riding the height of his fame as the world’s most decorated surfing champion. He juggles agents, endorsements, and showers of affection from fans and adoring girls wherever he travels. However, when he is knocked out underwater during a competition, David awakes to an earlier era, 1911 Waikiki, after being rescued by legendary surfing figure Duke Kahanamoku. Stripped of all modern surfing habits, David is forced to learn the fundamentals of surfing from a master as he begins to appreciate the natural beauty of an untrammeled landscape. The Ride is a journey back through time that masterfully recreates the look and feel of early 20th Century Hawaii, its people and culture.

-Suevon Lee

2003 Hawaii International Film Festival -Audience Award for Best Feature
2004 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

 

Venue Information

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Meyer Auditorium
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC
202-633-4880
http://www.asia.si.edu

Notes: Tickets required. Tickets are distributed one hour before the screenings.