To Be Frank

Wanaka and Queenstown
Wanaka Time
Wanaka 7.00 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 1
Queenstown Time
Queenstown 7.30 pm
Queenstown Session
Session Q1

12 mins, Director: Anna Wilder Burns, USA.  

To Be Frank explores authenticity and community in surfing via Frank Paine, a 73-year-old South Bay icon and humble local legend whose life orbits around a two-block stretch of beach. His unforgettable moustache and magnetic spirit are what most first notice, but Frank’s deeper layers expose a depth that might answer some questions that we surfers continually ask ourselves. Surfing, which, for some, becomes lost in isolation, is made whole again with Frank — welcoming, inspiring, kind and committed, with an unwavering passion centred on and springing from Hermosa Beach’s beloved shores.