The Eddie Aikau Foundation & the Hawaii Theatre Center present
HAWAIIAN: THE LEGEND OF EDDIE AIKAU
September 22, 2013
$20 & $50 (VIP)
“Eddie would go,” is a phrase that has long carried deep meaning with countless Hawaiians and surfers worldwide. Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau goes way beyond those famous three words and chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, “Hokulea.” With a rich combination of archival imagery, contemporary interviews, dramatic reenactments and meticulously researched historical source material, this film is a compelling exploration of the tragic decline and extraordinary re-birth of the Hawaiian culture as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as an inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.