Plunge into summer with “Heavy Water” for one night only as it follows professional big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves.
Featuring stories from fellow board-sports legends, including surfing luminaries Bruce Irons, Darrick “Double D” Doerner and Danny Fuller, about pursuing their passions, the documentary is an epic voyage through the eyes of the surfing community that delves deep into the mind-set of the board-sports culture and its roots. “Heavy Water” culminates in a spectacular, never- before-performed stunt, where Fletcher drops from a helicopter into a huge wave.
Attendees will also view a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and execution of the drop, a pre-recorded Q&A with director Michael Oblowitz and Nathan Fletcher answering audience questions on their experience making the film, and Surfers’ Hall of Famer Herbie Fletcher on the origins of tow-in surfing.
Distributed by 1091 and Fathom Events, “Heavy Water” comes to more than 350 U.S. movie theaters on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m., through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).
Produced by Red Bull Media House and All Edge Entertainment “Heavy Water” premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26. The documentary was the winner of “Best Surf Film” at the Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia and an official selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, and the Wavescape Film Festival in Durban, South Africa.
The film features a score by Porno for Pyros’ Peter di Stefano and Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk.
“This is a beautifully shot and truly engaging story of the history of big wave surfing that is a must-see for fans of extreme sports,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO. “We are proud to once again partner with 1091 and Red Bull Media House, and to add this project to our impressive list of top sports documentaries.” Tickets for “Heavy Water” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
The movie will be playing at these local theatres for one night only on June 13:
• AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, in Alexandria
• Regal Potomac Yards Stadium 16, 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway, in Alexandria
• Regal Ballston Quarter Stadium 12, 671 N. Glebe Road, in Arlington
• Regal Fairfax Town Center 10, 4110 West Ox Road, in Fairfax
• AMC Tysons Corner 16 7850E Tysons Corner Center, in McLean
• Regal Springfield Town 12, 6500 Springfield Town Center in Springfield