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In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
“The Surfer Kid”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Chasing Mavericks is not a story about ranch cowboys chasing after motherless calves, but is instead based on a true story about one particular teenage boy who wanted to learn how to surf some of the most dangerous waves in the world.
Those waves are located near Santa Cruz, California, they are created whenever an El Nino weather system occurs, and they are called “the mavericks.”
The story begins in 1987, and we see 8-year-old Jay and his slightly older friend Kim playing near a beach with heavy surf. Jay jumps into the water to save Kim’s dog, but then Jay gets caught by the waves and could easily drown.
Suddenly a man who had been surfing appears, and he pulls Jay out of the water.
The man is Frosty Hesson, played by Gerard Butler, and surfing is his passion, his life, and his escape.
Jay learns how to surf, and then we jump seven years later when he is now played by Jonny Weston. Coincidentally, Frosty lives right across the street with his wife and two kids from where Jay lives with his alcoholic mother, played by Elisabeth Shue.
One night Jay hitches a ride on Frosty’s van when Jay sees him leave to go surfing, and he watches Frosty and three men surf the most powerful waves you can imagine, which are talked about in the area, but no one knew for sure that they existed.
As Frosty tells Jay, “That wave is a myth, and the four of us want to keep it that way.”
Well, you can imagine the rest of the story. Jay asks Frosty to teach him how to surf the mavericks, Frosty reluctantly agrees, and then we watch a regimen of training right out of the 1984 The Karate Kid, but fortunately without the “Wax on, wax off” scenes, only there are some shots of Jay waxing his surfboard.
Although the movie is about surfing and includes many scenes of surfing, there are additional subplots involving Jay’s personal and home life, Frosty’s relationship with his wife and family, and Jay’s relationship with Kim.
In other words, it is a traditional movie about a nontraditional subject, and the “big game” at the end this time is surfing the “big wave.”
Chasing Mavericks could even more likely have been called The Surfer Kid.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
Miller says the theme of the evening will be the actor as artist as opposed to entertainer.
“The overarching question is the role of art in this society, and the responsibility of the artist to it,” said Miller, who is also the co-founder of Tisch School of the Arts and the New York University Graduate Acting Master of Fine Arts program. “The central concern is is the human need for celebrity worship larger than the need for each of us to continue to seek to understand our own human frailties, needs and possibilities?”
Miller founded The Actors Center in 1996 on the concept that established actors need to continue to develop their craft in relation to their growth as human beings. At the Center, established actors work with each other, challenging themselves to achieve a higher level of artistry under the guidance of teachers from around the world.
But Miller promises there will be no lecturing when he speaks at the school on Nov. 1.
“I am not there to lecture anyone, but hopefully to raise issues that register in their own minds,” said Miller.
Miller’s presentation will take place on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St.
“Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists Program” will feature an international composition of artists and authors, introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.
Each event is free and open to the public. Call (904) 819-6282 or visit www.flagler.edu/our-community for more information.
Source: Flagler College
When arrangements can be made with a property owner, the St. Augustine Fire Department often makes use of a building slated for demolition as a training site, often executing drills designed to fight a fire in a particular type of location. For instance, since this location was a restaurant, some of this week’s drills may be tailored to fighting fires in similar locations. While the building will not actually be burned, the exercises will include the use of theatrical smoke to simulate conditions in a burning building.
For more information, call the St. Augustine Fire Department at 904.825.1098.
Source: City of St. Augustine