CAST Café, Screening

  • Image: courtesy George Greenhough

Crystal Voyager

Directed by David Elfick, Crystal Voyager is structured as a loose biography of pioneering American surfer and filmmaker George Greenough and was released in 1973.

The film’s closing sequence, set to the Pink Floyd track Echoes, is staggering in its beauty, filmed with a camera in a waterproof housing strapped to Greenough’s back, and composed entirely of slow motion footage shot inside the curl. At this moment, time and space cease to exist, as Greenough becomes one with a blissed-out, never-ending wave.