Ventura Film Festival Weekly Event this Friday October 9th

The Ventura Film Festival is having it’s weekly event at 1pm this Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Ventura Film Festival offices in downtown Ventura.

It’s important that you attend so that you can meet the rest of the volunteers and fill out required paperwork.

We will be watching LIVE: A MUSIC AND SURFING EXPERIENCE by Ventura filmmaker David Parsa. This film contains most of the era’s top surfers including Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Greg Knoll and local legends like Timmy Curren and Mary Osborne as well as music from names like Jackson Browne and Jimi Hendrix.

LIVE – Director’s Statement:

I chose to make “LIVE” simply because it is the surf film that I’ve always wanted to see. “LIVE” documents the unique and sometimes uncanny relationship between music and riding waves: two elements that have always been so closely tied together. Even from the first surf films, music was paramount. Simply put, the good films were able to piece the two together in a compelling way, while the bad ones weren’t. For each sequence in “LIVE,” my goal was to blend the two in a manner that would result in one inseparable and compelling journey for the viewer.
– Dave Parsa
The documentary “LIVE” takes audiences through the intricacies of the symbiotic relationship between surfing and music. Filmmaker David Parsa weaves sequences along the surfing culture’s timeline-from it’s Polynesian roots through every era of surfing and music since. “LIVE” features many of the greatest surfers from all eras, while world-renowned musician Jackson Brown guides viewers through the history of the harmonious nature between surf culture and the world of music. In addition to featuring songs by some of the greatest artists from our past and present-like Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Cat Stevens, Django Reinhardt and Pennywise-original music for “LIVE” is composed by Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros, Hybrid).

Ventura Film Festival Weekly Event (Please RSVP via email if you will be attending.)

1pm Friday October 9, 2009

Ventura Film Festival
701 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(inside the main conference room)
Before you come please familiarize yourself with the Ventura Film Festival by visiting the official Ventura Film Festival web site at You’ll see that we are a volunteer group that raises money for forest ocean and ocean preservation and restoration.

Also visit our video portal to see last years submitted films at

Other important links:

Facebook group:

Facebook page:

Twitter page:

Myspace page:
Special thanks to all of our volunteers and our sponsors and supporters:

**the Ventura Film Festival is currently seeking sponsors for the 2010 Ventura Film Festival, contact us for more information**