13 February 2019

Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Surfing Night)

Rippon Lea Estate

Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Surfing Night)

Running time

115 mins

Release date

2018

Genre

Surfing Documentary

Surf, summer and cinema merge in this special presentation as Barefoot Cinema brings you the mesmerising untold story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons, and his struggle with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion”, yet he struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to surfing fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

A film by Teton Gravity Research.

Doors open

6:00 pm

Film starts

8:30 pm

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Reviews

“Awe-inspiring and emotional, "Andy Irons: Kissed by God" ably strikes a balance between a standard sports doc and a biography of a man whose internal battles were as challenging as his competition.”
“Awe-inspiring and emotional, "Andy Irons: Kissed by God" ably strikes a balance between a standard sports doc and a biography of a man whose internal battles were as challenging as his competition.”

Los Angeles Times (Kimber Myers)

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Los Angeles Times (Kimber Myers)

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"8.7 out of 10"
"8.7 out of 10"

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