Between Land & Sea

Dir: Ross Whitaker (2016)


A year in the life of an Irish big-wave surf town.

Between Land and Sea, the stunning new documentary by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) spends a year in Lahinch, a small town on Ireland’s west coast, and the unlikely home of one of Europe’s best big-wave breaks.

This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself within Lahinch’s surfing community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.

Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day-to-day lives of the people who live and surf here, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline-fueled surf film to create an intimate portrait of the diehard group of surfers who want their local wave to be known around the world.

Featuring Ollie O’Flaherty, the current poster-boy of Irish surfing, former pro Fergal Smith, Aussie surf journalist Ben Mondy and a thrilling visit to Lahinch by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian, Between Land and Sea provides the most exhilarating of big-wave surf footage while also giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of County Clare.




Event Cinemas Bondi Junction - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

GU Film House Cronulla - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Tower Cinemas Newcastle - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Event Cinemas Tuggerah - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

BCC Cinemas Coffs Harbour - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre - Sat 24th Feb (Final Encore Screening)

Pighouse Flicks Byron Bay - from Sat 24th Feb

Star Court Theatre Lismore - Sun 4th Mar (2 sessions only!)

South West Roxy Cinemas, South West Rocks - Fri 9th & Sat 10th Mar (2 sessions only!)


Event Cinemas Indooroopilly - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

BCC Cinemas Noosa - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Event Cinemas Pacific Fair - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Event Cinemas Cairns City - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Event Cinemas Townsville City - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)


 Lakes Squash & Movie Theatre - Fri 23rd & Sun 25th Feb


Event Cinemas Marion - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

South Coast Cinema Robe - Easter Weekend 2018, details TBC


Event Innaloo - Fri 23rd Feb (Special Event Screening)

Luna Palace Outdoor Cinema - Tues 13th Mar (Special Event Screening)

Fenwick Cinemas Esperance - Easter Weekend 2018, details TBC

Director: Ross Whitaker

Year: 2016

Language: English

Run Time: 87 min

Rating: Exempt from Classification


"★★★ Brilliant. It's hard not to think of John Milius's immortal Big Wednesday"

- The Irish Times

“Mingles the epic and the intimate. A stunning exploration of what's great about Irish people”

- Balls.Ie

“Dramatic and thrilling”

- TheJournal.Ie



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