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Desert Surf Films – Co-presented with Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Surf Museum

December 8, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FREE! Films begin at 6:00 PM each night
Limited seating available
(Feel free to BYOBeach Chair!)

In conjunction with Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, Sufer’s Beach, Ballroom Marfa, the Texas Surf Museum, and Galveston Arts Center invite you for two evenings of experimental surf films.

Desert Surf Films includes two visionary films from the early ’70s, Alby Falzon and David Elfick’s Morning of the Earth and Elfick’s Crystal Voyager, along with shorts from Dan Schmahl and Ian Lewis. The program, curated by former Ballroom Marfa Executive Director Susan Sutton, is a recognition of these classic features’ place in the history of international avant-garde cinema, and as near-perfect encapsulations of the transcendent surfing experience.

Friday, December 8

Morning of the Earth
The classic 1971 surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick.

A Poem for an Anarcho-Beach Utopia in Galveston, TX (2016)
A short film by Dan Schmahl.

Saturday, December 9

Crystal Voyager
The epic 1973 Australian surf film, directed by David Elfick, and filmed, written and narrated by surfer, photographer and filmmaker George Greenough.

The Adventures of NASASA (2015)
A short film by Ian Lewis.


This program is generously supported by the Texas Surf Museum, Corpus Christi.

Desert Surf Films – Co-presented with Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Surf Museum


December 8, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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