March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 96 minutes
SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion surfer again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. The film features an all-star cast, including Anna Sophia Robb, Helen Hunt, and Dennis Quaid, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut. In the wake of this life-changing event, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others. Bethany was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic, sun-drenched, surfer girl's life on the Kauai Coast, competing in national competitions, when everything changed in a heartbeat. SOUL SURFER reveals the moving aftermath of this headline-making story as Bethany fights to recover from shark attack and grapples with the future. The devastating 2004 tsunami in the Pacific Ocean unexpectedly gives Bethany a new perspective. Traveling to Phuket, Thailand with her youth-group leader Sara Hill, she witnesses life beyond her own shoreline and discovers her greater purpose. Filled with a new sense of hope and direction, she returns home with a resolve to conquer her own limitations and set an encouraging example for people facing adversity. - M.M.
Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 7:00 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, ╔ric Toledano
Franšois Cluzet, Omar Sy
Sean McNamara was born in Burbank, CA. He got out of homework assignments in grade school by making movies with a super 8 camera. He went on to film school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he continued making films because it was easier than real school work. He has been directing film and TV ever since.
"P.U.N.K.S." (1999), SOUL SURFER (2011)