October 10, 2020
| 4:45 p.m.
“93 – Letters from Marge” is a brand new movie about surf pioneer and icon Marge Calhoun (1924-2017) instructed via letters she wrote right through the final years of her lifestyles. The candy and private movie shines a mild at the 1958 Makaha Global Champion, an inspiring girl who lived lifestyles to the fullest.
A screening of the movie, plus a Q&A, shall be offered in a Zoom webinar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Method. It’s unfastened to wait, however registration is needed; consult with www.sbmm.org or name 805-456-8747.
“Catch a wave for me!” “Love and Aloha” “By no means Prevent Girl!” are one of the most words Calhoun penned when she signed off in her many letters to a chum.
Her good friend came about to be Santa Barbara-based surf documentary filmmaker Heather Hudson. So when Calhoun gave up the ghost in 2017 on the age of 93, Hudson was once impressed to create a movie in her honor, and to inform her tales in Calhoun’s personal phrases from the handwritten letters.
The movie chronicles tales from Calhoun’s adventurous lifestyles, starting in slightly Hollywood cottage, to her final days whilst sitting in her house subsequent to a “image window” with perspectives to the ocean and Morro Bay. Even though age had taken a toll on her frame, Calhoun’s thoughts was once sharp and may just take her any place she sought after to move.
And pass she did, again in time to the waves of Malibu, Makaha and Mavericks to call a couple of. The movie options archival photos and footage via antique surf photographers Bud Browne, Don James, Leroy Grannis and Ron Church.
The movie features a soundtrack of upbeat and provoking track via quite a lot of California artists and highlighted with an unique theme tune “Salty Utopia,” written and carried out via up-and-coming Ventura-based surf sisters Annalie and Malia Ilagan.
Calhoun liked the sea, browsing, and particularly large waves. She gives phrases of encouragement and expresses a pleasure of lifestyles and the truth that one is rarely too previous to benefit from the ocean and as Calhoun says, “the items from the powers that be.”
“Marge had such a terrific certain perspective and a gratitude for lifestyles,” stated Hudson. “I sought after to make a movie that honors this certain feminine function type, a girl whose brilliant mild by no means dimmed at the same time as she ventured into previous age.”
Hudson is a movie manufacturer and neighborhood volunteer who loves browsing and the sea. After receiving a bachelor’s stage in sociology from UCLA in 1984, she labored in promoting till she was a full-time mom in 1991.
In 2007, she began her movie manufacturing corporate, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf movie, “The Ladies and the Waves.” In 2016, the follow-up documentary “The Ladies and the Waves 2″ was once launched. For some 18 years, Hudson has additionally labored with Heal the Ocean, Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen’s motion crew dedicated to finishing ocean air pollution.
In 2012, Hudson was once named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Administrators, the place she heads up fundraising and occasions.
For more info, consult with Hudson’s website online, https://womenandthewaves.com/.