Globes Year Zero & Secret Machine at Night Sesh July 31st



     We’re stepping into the future, through the past and into the post-apocalypse with this month’s Night Sesh outdoor surf movies.  A pair of films from Australian syndicate Globe , ‘Year Zero’ (2011’s film of the year) and ‘Secret Machine’ (2006) are hard hitting with some top notch surfers filling out the line up.

Year Zero is not just another surf film… it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world, reminiscent of Mad Max or an HG Wells novel. it tells a story of a band of renegade surfers, including Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Nate Tyler, Taj Burrow, CJ Hobgood and Damien Hobgood, on a road trip through the apocalypse in search of waves, women, and good times. the film’s original soundtrack by Black Mountain, whom vice magazine has called, “one of the best rock n’ roll bands of our time,” creates a sonic landscape that fully delivers the immersive experience that director Joe G envisioned for the film.

The film was shot on location around the world entirely in super 16mm film and offers a unique concept with stunning visuals that capture the essence of surfing in a novel setting.

Secret Machine is an exploration of the inner most thoughts of the best surfers in the world. Starring the Globe surf team members Taj Burrow, Chris Cote, CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Yadin Nichol, featuring Mark Occhilupo and presenting Dion Agius in his first film.  Shot on location in Indo, Australia, California, Mexico, France, Fiji and Hawaii, Secret Machine definitely showcases some of the sickest free surfing and camera work of the 2000s (Dane Reynolds would disagree). Highlights include Taj ripping the Mentawais, in particular one tow-at left with some of the fastest backhand snaps ever and a massive backside air; Damo’s performance in macking Mexico and at a previously undocumented left in France isn’t too shabby either, with a spread of monster pits and floaters; And Yadin Nicol’s aerial attack will turn a few heads too. Not forgetting the ace soundtrack and quirky Woody Allen voiceover. Bands include The Black Angels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bloc Party, The Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Knife. I think that’s a wrap.

Enjoy the trailer!

Night Sesh Feat. Year Zero & Secret Machine
Friday, July 31st 8pm
California Heritage Museum Lawn
(across the st. from ZJ Boarding House)


FREE POPCORN, VITACOCO & a raffle to support our friends at Boarding For Breast Cancer!