'Heavy Water' tour dates

Swellnet Dispatch

It's a meeting of the big chiefs.

Michael Oblowitz is a South African filmmaker who earned his chops during New York's No Wave movement and he's made the best surf film you've never seen.

Nathan Fletcher is a third generation surfer who grew up among the glamour of the Southern Californian surf industry but who remains indigenuous to the fringes. He's surfing's high plains drifter.

'Heavy Water' is Michael Oblowitz' biopic on Nathan Fletcher. It traces Fletcher's family tree and digs around the psyche of the fella who stands aside from the modern jock image of the big wave surfer, yet who has caught some of the biggest waves ever ridden.

"It’s a serious look at why we do what we do, the risks and the consequences," says Fletcher. "This movie could only be made by a director who understands surf culture.”

For his part, 'Heavy Water' is a homecoming of sorts for Oblowitz. “My great loves in life are surfing and film making – both those passions found me when I was six years old and for most of my life surfing was an escape from the pressures of my career,” he said.

“But the time has come to combine the two, to make surf movies that are unlike any other surf movie ever made. I’m a surfing anthropologist and my baseline is good storytelling."

'Heavy Water' is playing select venues on the Oz East Coast next week - see dates below. Each show includes a Q&A with Fletcher and Oblowitz, and Swellnet has two free tickets for subscribers to each show. [Ed's Note: All tickets have been won. See dates and click link to buy tickets]

All you have to do to win is state the location you'd like to watch the film in the comments box. We'll check your subscriber status, then let the winners know. There are only two tix for each screening - yeah, it's first in, best dressed.

  • Sun 9 June – Event Cinemas, Gold Coast
  • Mon 10 June - Event Cinemas, Brisbane
  • Tues 11 June – Event Cinemas, George St, Sydney
  • Wed 12 June – Event Cinemas, Miranda
  • Thursday 14 June – The Jam Factory, Melbourne

For all other information click here.

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willywonty commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 3:43pm

any free tickets for Marion, Adl 26 June?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 3:44pm

Ah, just the above, sorry.

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JackStance commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 4:07pm

Sydney on the 11th

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 5:37pm

Locked in.

Assuming you mean George St, Sydney, not MIranda (southern Sydney).

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JackStance commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 7:50am

Yes please. Thank you.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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blackrocksteve commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 7:31pm

Sunday 9th on the goldy Stu.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 7:37pm

Wooot....locked in!

I'll send 'round details once all the tix are given away.

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podrig commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 9:53pm

Brisbane monday june 10!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:21am

You got it, Pod.

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podrig commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:51am

Bloody ripper! Cheers Stu and swellnet too!

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podrig commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 7:05pm

Stu?

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stunet commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 7:51pm

Yeah Pod, your details have been sent to Kate at Zec Media, who are the promoters of the film. She'll send instructions to each of you, hopefully very shorty!

I'll chase her tomorrow.

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willibutler commented Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 at 11:02pm

Melbourne

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:22am

Yours, Willi.

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GONAD_MAN commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 6:59am

Melbourne

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:23am

Just missed out, Gonad Man.

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GONAD_MAN commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:52am

Ok. 2 x tickets per person. Misread it. No problems.

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Gilbo23 commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 8:38am

Wednesday the 12th of June, event cinemas miranda.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:23am

Two tix coming, Gilbo.

I'll shoot out details to everyone today.

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KevinHardwick commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:26am

gold coast please stu sunday 9 june

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KevinHardwick commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:28am

just re read only two per site... my bad

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:30am

Ha ha...just about to write that.

Next time, eh?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 9:32am

All free tickets for the shows are gone. Click the link above to buy tickets or to see locations for general release, which starts later this month.

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Neil Cunningham commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 2:44pm

11 June George St Sydney?