The SLO Film Fest is delighted to put South Africa in the spotlight this year for its 14th Annual Surf Nite in SLO!

Friday, March 15 – 7 p.m.
Fremont Theatre, SLO
$20 General
Buy Tickets at the SLO Film Fest Site (https://slofilmfest.org)

Surfers Unite! The California premiere of SATORI by South African filmmaker Rick Wall  will be featured on the big screen at the historic Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo. Cape Town residents, filmmaker Rick Wall and SATORI surfer Rod Torr will attend.

Surf Nite in SLO is presented by Surfing for Hope, a non-profit organization in Pismo Beach created to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing.

The beautifully cinematic SATORI, shot in dramatic black and white and color, documents a close-knit group of local big wave surfers who have dedicated their lives to the ocean and riding the huge waves off the shores of picturesque Cape Town, South Africa. “Satori” is a Japanese Buddhist word meaning a sudden moment of awakening or ‘glimpse of truth’ – the essence of surfing for many.

There will be a wine/beer bar in the lobby beginning at 6 p.m. A raffle of surf-themed items will be part of the excitement that evening, as well as an After Party at the Festival Lounge in downtown San Luis Obispo.