Self Discovery for Social Survival is a collaborative film from record label Mexican Summer and Pilgrim Surf + Supply.
Filmed in Mexico, the Maldives, and Iceland in three separate vignettes, musicians (Allah-Las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, and Peaking Lights) and pro-surfers (Stephanie Gilmore, Creed McTaggart, Ryan Burch + more) embark on sound and surf journeys that conjures a surreal and serene symbiosis of music, the environment, and local culture. The film is poetically narrated by the legendary avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, one of his last recorded testaments.
Self Discovery for Social Survival has its New York premiere on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Anthology Film Archives. There will be 2 screenings at 7:30pm and 9:15pm, both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Director Chris Gentile.
Tickets for the NYC premiere are available here.