Wavelength is proud to be hosting the UK tour of Andy Irons: Kissed By God, the seminal new film from Teton Gravity, documenting the life and death of one of the most prolific surfers of all time.
The film documents the life of the three time world champion, through his era-defining career, to his struggle with bipolar and opioid addiction.
The intent of the film is to show the unfiltered life of Andy Irons, one that was filled with energy, passion, success, and challenges. Challenges that pushed Andy to the brink and were both the best parts of Andy and the hardest to handle. The filmmakers, Steve and Todd Jones, wanted to create a film that captured the true essence of Andy Irons – his family, his friends, and those who later realised a friendship that at times was hard to understand.
The film features in-depth interviews with Andy’s brother Bruce Irons, his wife Lyndie Irons, Joel Parkinson, Nathan Fletcher, Sunny Garcia, and Kelly Slater. Andy’s friends, family, and competitors share their stories of intimacy and fire with Andy Irons throughout the film. The unabashedly honest testimonials compel the story and reveal the very real side of Andy.
This is not a film about surfing; this is a film about a person that lived life to its fullest at the top of his industry, but did so facing insurmountable internal challenges. This story is about everything that made Andy Irons the man he was.
It opens with an insightful look at Andy’s childhood growing up in a blue collar neighbourhood in Hawaii before leading the viewer through his dramatic career ascent, with all it’s euphoric highs and crushing lows and culminating in the heart-wrenching portrayal of the circumstances around his death.
The film premiered to great critical acclaim earlier this year and we’re proud to announce our extensive list of UK tour dates.
Tickets are already available for:
Tuesday 31st July – Lighthouse Cinema – SOLD OUT Wednesday 1st August- Lighthouse Cinema – SOLD OUT
Thursday 30th August- Lighthouse Cinema – BUY TICKETS
Tuesday 7th August- Prince Charles Cinema – Leicester Square – SOLD OUT
Thursday 9th August- Genesis Cinema – Whitechapel E1 – SOLD OUT
Saturday 11th August- Exeter Phoenix – SOLD OUT
Monday 13th August – Dominion Cinema – BUY TICKETS
Tuesday 14th August- Tyneside Cinema – BUY TICKETS
Saturday 18th August- GORILLA – BUY TICKETS
Tuesday 21st August – Everyman Cinema – SOLD OUT
Thursday 6th September – Sea Lanes – BUY TICKETS
Friday 7th September- Sea Lanes – BUY TICKETS
Saturday 8th September – Sea Lanes – BUY TICKETS
Thursday 13th September – Jimmy’s Iced Coffee – BUY TICKETS
Friday 14th September – Jimmy’s Iced Coffee- BUY TICKETS
We’re working hard behind the scenes to secure as many venues as possible across the country. Register your email below for your desired city to be the first to find out when tickets go live. If your city isn’t mentioned, leave us a comment letting us know where else you’d like to see the film.
“The static interview style of these sorts of documentaries usually bores me to tears. But, here, because it’s not a sing-song Andy-was-the-greatest-surfer-ever-hagiography, there’s an honesty I’ve never heard from the usual roll call of stars. Bruce is Bruce, not a damn word censored ” – Derek Riley
“Revealing the deepest, darkest secrets of a deceased superstar on a big screen without being totally macabre was a tall order for directors Todd and Steve Jones. But somehow they were able to unveil the complexities of Irons’ life without it feeling too exploitive.” – Surfer Magazine
“It’s really accurate, and it really tells the whole story, which is just a wild freaking story.” – Taj Burrow
“Yeah, it’s powerful. Slater sheds a tear. Lyndie speaks with angels. And Bruce is on another level, stealing the show with his clarity and honesty.” – Surfline