Korduroy’s newest film "Stoked and Broke" premiers in Newport at the Lido Theater on September 16th. Written and directed by Emmy award winner Cyrus Sutton, the basis of the film is a stay-cation surfari epic on zero dollars.
Making their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers, and hobo stoves, Ryan Burch and Cyrus Sutton set off on a thirty mile, eight day walk through San Diego, CA. It begins as a guide to taking a minimalist surfing journey, but quickly becomes an examination of the relationship between freedom and alienation. The people they meet along the way all have complicated relationships to our society where native connections to the land have been severed and marketing forces incessantly chip away at basic feelings of contentment. Consulting bums, panhandling, selling sage, and collecting cans they learn through sobering personal stories that while the ocean can dull the pain, it can result in loneliness and limit their likelihood of building strong human relationships. Even a non-surfer could appreciate this film.
Beyond the great surf sessions at local breaks in San Diego, the film provides a deeper look at society as a whole.
Tickets $9 (includes chance to win an Almond Fish) available at Almond Surfboards, the Lido Box Office or at www.korduroy.tv/get-stoked-tour
Doors open at 8pm. Live music by Levi Prairie.
5-7pm Pre-party and Tarp Surfing session at Almond Surfboards 367 Old Newport Blvd.