Ac­tion thrills push the lim­its

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

EX­TREME sports fans can see Aus­tralian pre­mieres of the big­gest surf, skate and snow films from around the globe at the in­au­gu­ral Tilt Ac­tion Sports Film Fes­ti­val.

Eight films fea­tur­ing ac­tion sports he­roes in­clud­ing Mick Fan­ning (pic­tured), Tony Hawk, Danny Way and iconic film­maker Tay­lor Steele will screen in se­lected Aus­tralian cine­mas that in­clude Pa­cific Fair and Coolan­gatta from Novem­ber 12-15.

Tilt opens with the cel­e­brated Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val favourite, Bones Brigade, a doc­u­men­tary about a gen­er­a­tion of skaters who in­clude Hawk, and closes with the highly an­tic­i­pated pre­miere of two-time world surf­ing cham­pion Gold Coaster Fan­ning’s au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal epic. The full pro­gram is: NOVEM­BER 12

Bones Brigade: The story of Tony Hawk, Rod­ney Mullen and a gen­er­a­tion of the world’s most in­no­va­tive skaters who turned skate­board­ing into a global phe­nom­e­non in the 1980s.

Wait­ing for Light­ning: Biopic of Danny Way who in­fa­mously jumped the Great Wall of China. NOVEM­BER 13

Serendip­ity: A ret­ro­spec­tive look at surf­ing with the story of Aussie surfer An­thony Hus­sein Hinde’s jour­ney of dis­cov­ery in the Mal­dives. Fea­tures Bob McTav­ish, Tom Car­roll, Wayne ‘‘Rab­bit’’ Bartholomew and more.

In­ner­sec­tion: Black: De­buts 13 sec­tions of surf footage filmed around the world by Tay­lor Steele and Nathan My­ers. NOVEM­BER 14

Into the Mind: Meet ex­treme win­ter sports ath­letes who ex­pose them­selves to fatal risk in their quest for achieve­ment.

Few Words: The highs and lifethreat­en­ing lows of world cham­pion freestyle/freeride skier Can­dide Thovex. NOVEM­BER 15

Fan­ning the Fire: This clas­sic cel­e­brates the life and times of Aus­tralian world cham­pion surfer Mick Fan­ning.

Miss­ing: Takes Fan­ning out of com­pe­ti­tion on a 21-day life-chang­ing global ad­ven­ture filmed by Tay­lor Steele, con­sid­ered the great­est surf film­maker of his time.

Tilt Ac­tion Sports Film Fes­ti­val plays Event Cine­mas at Pa­cific Fair and Coolan­gatta from Novem­ber 12-15. Tick­ets are $20 adults and $15 stu­dents.

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