To some, the ocean is a fearsome and dangerous place. But to others, it’s a limitless world of fun, freedom and opportunity, where life can be lived to the full. A documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, “Fishpeople” tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea.
The film investigates the universally transformative effects of time spent in the ocean. Viewers leave behind their limitations to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness just beyond the shore. Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City hosts a showing of the film on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Keep Tahoe Blue. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be available.
While “Fishpeople” features surfers, it’s not actually a surf film. Instead, it’s a documentary that explores the lives of six people who have been transformed by the sea in completely different ways: professional surfers Matahi Drollet and Dave Rastovich, deep-water diver Kimi Werner, open-ocean swimmer Lynne Cox, photographer Ray Collins, and youth worker Eddie Donnellan. With a diverse cast of characters that features oceangoers from all walks of life, “Fishpeople” is beautifully shot, well produced and leaves the viewer with an understanding of just how powerful and positive the ocean really is. | alpenglowsports.com