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Union Express World Premiere; Friday April 2nd

| posted on April 01, 2010
Photo: Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard

The Union Express is a three-part documentary film series by award winning director Josh Landan. The first installment stars pro surfer/songwriter Timmy Curran as a tour guide down the West Coast, featuring stops at major surf spots along the Amtrak line.

Photo: Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard

The movie is a blend of surfing, interviews and lifestyle commentary on the culture and communities the surfers encounter. The entire documentary is shot on 16 mm film and in high definition.

Photo: Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard

Surfers:
Timmy Curran, Damien Hobgood, Taylor Knox, Cory Lopez, Mike Losness, Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin, Nate Tyler, Nathaniel Curran, Keith Malloy, Ben Bourgeios, Tom Curren

Stops:
San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Ventura, San Clemente, Oceanside, San Diego

Photo: Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard

Music by:
Moving Mountains, Manchester Orchestra, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Lanterns, The Joy Formidable

Film Tour (with performances from Timmy Curran):
April 02 – Ventura, CA – Elks Lodge (two showings)
April 03 – Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint Rocke
April 10 – Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Surf Shop
April 15 – Newport Beach, CA – Lido Theatre
April 17 – Encinitas, CA – La Paloma Theatre (two showings)
April 23 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew
April 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
May 01 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
May 05 – Pensacola, FL – Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter
May 06 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Landshark Cafe
May 07 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
May 09 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
May 13 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 14 – Cape Canaveral, FL – Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
May 16 – Sebastian, FL – Captain Hiram’s
May 18 – Savannah, GA – Live Wire
May 19 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
May 20 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
May 22 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother

Upcoming:
The second and third installments of The Union Express are slated to film in Japan (2010) and India (2011) in the same style and format.