'Riding Giants' (Film)

Honeycutt, Kirk
January 2004
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;1/20/2004, Vol. 382 Issue 11, p14
The Sundance Film Festival chose to premiere "Riding Giants," the first documentary to open the festival in Park City."Riding Giants" director Stacy Peralta won the audience and director awards at the 2001 Sundance for his documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys." "Riding Giants," is about surfing and fails to thoroughly investigate the subculture and all too easily settles for an admiring promotional film. The film is unlikely to play to many nonsurfers. While the film begins with a brief historical overview of the sport, the focus shifts to one subject: the lure of riding "big waves," swells that can reach up to 70 feet.


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