SMASH Productions LLC is stoked to announce that SMASH FEST 1 will play host to the world premiere of the New York surfing epic, â€˜A Hundred Miles to the End,â€™ a film directed and produced by John Beattie. The premiere will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 7PM at the Long Beach Public Library in Long Beach, NY. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 2007, John Beattie made a strong recovery but was left unable to continue his lifelong love of surfing. Through film, John has been able to reconnect with his passion. â€˜A Hundred Miles to the Endâ€™ follows John from Long Beach to Montauk as he rediscovers surfing, as it exists today, in the different surfing communities throughout Long Island, NY.
Saturday, July 13th, 7PM
Long Beach Public Library
111 West Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
SMASH FEST 1 is a month-long series of surf film and art events that will span the New York area from Brooklyn, to Rockaway Beach, to Long Beach and Montauk. SMASH FEST 1 is the first profit sharing surf film festival for independent filmmakers. The world premiere of â€˜A Hundred Miles to the Endâ€™ will be the official opening event of SMASH FEST 1.
Proceeds from the opening evening ofÂ SMASH FEST 1Â will go toÂ Friends of the LibraryÂ and a raffle will be held for theÂ Long Beach Surferâ€™s AssociationÂ &Â Artists in Partnership Inc.Â Friends of the LibraryÂ isÂ a 501 Â© organization that is an advocate for the Long Beach Public Library that helpsÂ to raise additional funds in order to support the libraryâ€™s programs and purchaseÂ materials outside of the libraryâ€™s budget.Â TheÂ Long Beach Surferâ€™s AssociationÂ is a non-profit that provides a unified voice for the surf community and helps insure public policy that appropriately addresses the needs of the large and vibrant community of Long Beach.Â Artists in Partnership, IncÂ is a not-for-profit arts organization, in partnership with the Long Beach Public Library, that has provided venues and opportunities to talented literary, visual and musical performers who have benefited the Long Beach Community for over 13 years.