Morning of the Earth (archival print!)


“The surf filmmaker became more than a sports filmmaker; he became an artist capable of revealing truths about life that we otherwise overlook or take for granted.”Morning of the Earth film editor Albie Thoms

Come celebrate the first-ever U.S. soundtrack release from the 1972 surf classic Morning of the Earth, with our friends at Anthology Recordings! Filmed by Australian helmer Alby Falzon, this fantasy of surfers living in unspoiled lands and playing in nature’s ocean is awash with powerful Aussie folk/rock by the likes of Tamam Shud, John J. Francis, Brian Cadd and G. Wayne Thomas. Presented without narration, title cards or identification of the surfers involved, Morning of the Earth is a powerful ecological statement, and one of the grooviest sporting artefacts of its era. Copies of Anthology Recordings’ reissue LP will be available at the screening — plus, DJ Frosty (dublab) will be here to spin tunes before and after the show!
Dir. Albert Falzon, 1971, 16mm, 79 min. (Archival print courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive, Australia)

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Morning of the Earth”!