Tuesday, June 5 @ 7:00 PM | The City Library – Salt Lake City
Directed by Adam Pesce
94 min | 2011 | USA
**Post-screening q+a via Skype with director Adam Pesce
Praised by ESPN for “reviving the surf film genre,” Splinters combines great on-wave action with high drama. Restricted by gender, culture and limited jobs, a unique group of athletes contests for a national championship as a ticket off the paradise of Papua New Guinea. A standout on the festival circuit since its Tribeca premiere, Filmmaker Magazine has called Splinters “engrossing and endlessly surprising”.
Winner, Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary – 2011 Hawaii International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2011 Tribeca Film Festival; Best Documentary – Surfer Magazine 2011 Surfer Poll