LA premiere for Thomas Campbell’s new film ‘The Present’…

The Los Angeles premiere of Thomas Campbell‘s new film, ‘The Present’, goes down tomorrow night – Tuesday, March 10th – as part of Cinema Tuesdays at Nike Sportswear at the Montalbán.
‘The Present’, the highly-anticipated new surf film by artist, photographer and filmmaker, Thomas Campbell, is a colorful and artistic exploration of the beautiful environment surfers play in everyday. Through his uniquely artistic style of filmmaking and intimate city-by-city screenings, Campbell hopes to help keep alive the nearly dead tradition of surfers gathering at a local theater to view a new independent surf film. Like his other films, ‘The Present’ covers several surfing sub-cultures, and he hand picks some of the sport’s most talented and creative individuals including Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Sofia Mulanovich, C.J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Devon Howard, Dan Malloy, Harrison Roach, Kassia Meador, Jacob Stuth, Chelsea Georgenson Hedges, Chris Del Moro, Michel Junod, Ian King, Danny Hess, Alex Knost, and Rob Machado and captures them riding waves in exotic locales around the world from West Africa, Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii, Sumatra and Java.
It all kicks off at 7pm at The Montalbán this Tuesday, March 10th with an opening reception and art exhibition, followed by an 8pm screening and Q&A with the filmmaker himself, Thomas Campbell.

Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán
1615 Vine Street in Hollywood

Admission is free, but RSVP is required at flux.net/thepresent

New Image Art’s 15th Anniversary opening night…

New Image Art over on Fairfax celebrated their 15th Anniversary this evening in grand fashion (see previous post). When we arrived a bit after 8PM, the crowd swelled into the streets as the band No Age was rocking the house big time…

Marsea Goldberg of New Image in front of a work from Cleon Peterson (congrats Marsea!)

The epic 12′ tall work from Judith Supine that greated patrons as they entered…

The crowd view from mid-gallery looking out with Supine’s piece looming in the distance

Faile

Megan Whitmarsh‘s plush bling… gotta love it.

Taylor McKimens

Matt Leines

Rebecca Westcott (R.I.P)

Shepard Fairey – pulled out the OG Andre for the event… nice!

Patrons taking in the beauty of Jim Houser‘s intricate work…

Swoon
Dave Kinsey

Thomas Campbell

No Age are rocking out in there somewhere… the place was just packed all night…

Claire Rojas

Barry Mc Gee – just killin’ it, one of the highlights…

Os Gemeos… how sick is that thing?!?!

More goodness from Os Gemeos

BAST

Neckface custome cycle… definitely a nice touch.
Another shot of the monster Judith Supine piece… because it was that amazing.

A wall of work from The Date Farmers

Albert Reyes bombin’ our sketchbook…

The Clayton Brothers

DJ Alf Alpha with a work from Anthony Lister looming in the background…

Thomas Campbell

Phil Frost
Rich Jacobs

AIKO
What an amazing night!!! So many artists came out to pay their props to Marsea including Jeff Soto, The Clayton Brothers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, The Date Farmers, Rich Jacobs, Albert Reyes, Neckface, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, and more… just an amazing turnout and show – Congrats again Marsea!