Ocean Night featuring Point Break and The Significance of Salmon
Thursday, August 2
Free for OC, Surfrider and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.
27 banks in three years – anything to catch the perfect wave!
Point Break (1991) is a surf action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The title refers to the surfing term point break, where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. FBI agent Johnny Utah (Reeves) goes undercover to infiltrate a cache of Southern California surfers suspected of robbing banks. Utah, a former football player, is assigned to Los Angeles. There, four bank robbers, who wear rubber masks and call themselves “Ex-Presidents,” have executed a series of successful robberies which embarrassingly have the FBI stumped. Utah, and his partner Pappas (Busey) suspect that the robbers are surfers and hatch a plan for catching them.
In The Significance of Salmon (1999) Ecologist Bob Furstenberg looks at how humans have pushed salmon out of the habitat on which they depend. Salmon have always spent their lives facing incredible odds, but today pollution, development, poor logging practices, runoff from farmland, indiscriminate water use, over-fishing, dams, and climate change are proving to be too much for the salmon’s survival. The connection between the survival of people and salmon is clear: we both need clean water to survive. Do we really think we can live without other species on this planet? Do we want to?