Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Dir: William Phelps
Art student Rick (Matt Adler) finds out there's a lot more to surfing than he thought when he casually decides to learn the sport the summer before college. Falling under the tutelage of surfing guru Chandler (Gregory Harrison), Rick learns the difference between surfing for the soul and surfing for money and glory; he also falls in love along the way. Shaun Tompson, Derek Ho, and other real life surfing legends costar in this film based on a story by GREASE director Randal Kleiser. With Nia Peeples.
Dir: John Huston
John Huston, his versatility truly liberated by an evolving New Hollywood cinema, directed this gritty, slice-of-life adaptation of Leonard Gardner’s novel about two boxers, one naïve neophyte (Jeff Bridges), and one on his way down (a brilliant Stacy Keach) with his perpetually drunken mate (the great Susan Tyrell). The faithful evocation of street life in northern California Stockton, its working class heroes and skid row flophouses, where dreams and hopes get crushed out like cigarette butts, is priceless.
Dir: David Anspaugh
Gene Hackman is a high school basketball coach in 1950s Indiana whose methods - and his choice of the alcoholic Shooter (Dennis Hopper) as assistant coach - are second-guessed by nearly everyone in town. But his belief that teamwork is more important than star players eventually brings the school to the state championships. Based on actual events, HOOSIERS remains one of the most inspiring sports movies ever made. With Barbara Hershey.