Between The Lines

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Documentaries 53 minutes 2008
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Between The Lines explores the Vietnam War through the prism of the surfing sub-culture. The film offers unique insight into the dramatic effect that the Vietnam War and draft had on young American men who rode waves.

Pat Farley, Brant Page, Mark Martinson

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Synopsis Narrated by acclaimed writer and director John Milius, the film explores the choice that most draft age surfers faced during the Vietnam War era: either go to war or evade the draft. It was one or the other. Between the Lines delves into the lives of two surfers who choose opposite paths, Pat Farley and Brant Page.

"This is the soil from which APOCALYPSE NOW grew out of; it's as simple as that."
- John Milius

"An Extraordinary, compassionate, and compelling documentary.*
- Drew Kampion, The Surfers Path

"You did a wonderful job and helped me to untie a few more knots. It sat with me all night."
- John Prietto, Vietnam combat veteran & Army lifeguard

Between The Lines explores the choice that most draft age surfers faced during the Vietnam War era: either go to war or evade the draft. It was one r the other. Between The Lines delves into the lives of two surfers who chose opposite paths: Pat Farley and Brant Page.

While following the lives of these two surfers the film chronicles the impact of the Vietnam War on the surfing lifestyle. From the peaceful shores of Hawaii to the canopy jungles of Vietnam, Between The Lines excavates the surfing cultures response to an extraordinary circumstance.

The documentary film was awarded the prestigious "Best Documentary" award at the X-Dance Film Festival January 20th 2009 in Salt Lake City Utah. X-Dance is the premier action sports industry film festival.

"We are stoked," said Scott Bass, writer and co-director of Between The Lines. "It's an honor to receive this award from the distinguished judges at X-Dance, especially when you look at the extraordinary films produced this year. It is an honor we share with and dedicate to the surfers and veterans of the Vietnam War era.
Athletes Pat Farley, Brant Page, Mark Martinson, Ron Sizemore, Herbie Fletcher, Howard Fisher, Rick Thomas, Jerry Anderson, Tom Luker, Drew Kampion, Greg Samp, Greg Murray
Genres Surfing Documentaries
Director Scott Bass, Troy Page, Ty Ponder
Writer Scott Bass
Studio Pure Frustration
Rating not rated
Runtime 53 minutes
Language English | Stereo
Download SD | 720x480 (978.78 MB)
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