OUT in the Line-Up

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OUT in the Line-up is an award winning documentary that uncovers the taboo of homosexuality in Surfing. OUT in the Line-up tells the compelling story of the founder of gaysurfers.net as he teams up with a former Australian state champion to travel around the world surfing and exploring the cover-up of homosexuality in surf culture. 

Run time: 69 minutes.
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

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OUT in the line-up an award winning documentary that uncovers the taboo of homosexuality in Surfing. OUT in the Line-up tells the compelling story of the founder of gaysurfers.net as he teams up with a former Australian state champion to travel around the world surfing and exploring the cover-up of homosexuality in surf culture. Full of interviews with well-known pro surfers who have come out of the closet and comments from many other pros, industry professionals and everyday surfers, it includes great locations, fun waves, and a story that will change your views of the industry and your local lineup.

OUT in the Line-up sold out at the Newport Beach Film Festival, the San Diego Surf Film Festival, and the San Francisco International LGBT Frameline Film Festival.

Producer: Thomas Castets
Co-Producer: James Cogswell
Associate Producers: Don Reddin, Ian Thomson
Editor: Campbell Wilson
Music: Glen Walsh, Cinematic Orchestra, Alekesam, Ian Masterson,
Current Swell, Charles Webster
Cast: David Wakefield, Thomas Castets, Cori Schumacher, Robbins Thomson, Barton Lynch, Keala Kennelly, Barney Frank
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Country of Production: Australia
Year of Completion: 2014
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound Specification: Dolby Digital

RUN TIME: 69 minutes with Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

AWARDS:
BEST DOCUMENTARY award at the Sydney Surf Film Festival (Jan 2015)
BEST DOCUMENTARY award at the LONDON SURF FILM FESTIVAL (Oct 2014)
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival (Feb 2014)
BEST SURF FILM AWARD at the Byron Bay International Film Festival (Feb 2014)
BEST ACTION SPORTS FILM AWARD at the Newport Beach Film Festival (March 2014)
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FILM at the San Diego Surf Film Festival (March 2014)

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  1. FROM SWELL.NET
    Written by Stu Nettle

    “It started with a Google search. I typed in the words ‘gay’ and ‘surfer’”

    They’re not the first words spoken in Out In The Lineup but they make a fitting starting point for a review. Because although Out In The Lineup is a documentary it’s also a journey and those words are the embarkation point.

    They’re spoken by David Wakefield, one-time state champion (beat Richard Cram!) and the main protagonist in the film. Out In The Lineup is a documentary made by Thomas Castets and Ian Thompson. Thomas is the founder of gaysurfers.net, Ian is a filmmaker, they’re both surfers.

    Thomas and Ian ask many questions in Out In The Lineup, yet their central mission was simply to find other gay surfers and have them tell their stories. They do this by loosely tacking the film’s narrative journey to David’s own journey, the one that began when he typed those two words into Google.

    A straight-up surf bloke from Byron – he wears a flanno and boardshorts in interviews – David is the antithesis of the Oxford Street flamboyance that marks the gay stereotype. He speaks straight to camera and recounts the ways he hid his identity in the past, often by denying it expression and devoting himself to surfing.

    In that regard his story is similar to many who are interviewed in the film. There was simply no room in the surfing culture for them to be the person they are. I speak in past tense though little has changed in the present. As David sets off on his journey to connect with others around the world, Thomas seeks to find out why the current surfing culture won’t accept gay surfers.

    Right about now many straight surfers will be saying that they do accept gay surfers. And individually that may be true, yet Thomas interviews surfers who show by way of media representation, sponsorship restrictions, and peer rejection that homophobia, however passive it may be packaged, is still present. The argument mounts.

    Rebuffed by Surfing Australia, Thomas arranges an interview with the ASP. His goal? To ask if surfing’s peak body accepts homosexuals. Dave Prodan, head of ASP media, fronts the camera and the interview begins…and then the image on screen goes blurry and the sound drops out. Viewers are informed that the ASP withdrew permission to run the interview at late notice. The refusal is more telling than anything that may have been said.

    Thomas gathers stories from others – Keala Kennelly, Cori Schumacher, Matt Branson’s tale – while David goes public with his sexuality. His ‘outing’ at the Sydney Mardi Gras is one of the highlights, a genuine laugh, and a very special moment caught on film. In surfing the word freedom is often bandied about, but here, right before the viewers, is a person experiencing a transformative response to real freedom – finally able to express the real person inside.

    If anyone questions why this film should be made then I’ll point them to that moment.

    And if that ain’t enough then maybe I’ll point out the surfing footage. Fortunately for the filmmakers David fair rips, as do many of the other interviewees: Keala Kennelly of course, Franco Vergara from Ecuador, and a couple of others. But I feel kinda churlish speaking about the surfing; the stories told are more powerful than requisite athletic talent, and the people who tell them braver than the boldest big wave rider.

    Out In The Lineup will be following the movie festival circuit and I’d advise every surfer to go along and watch it.

  2. With its “it gets better” message delivered by male and female surfers, this film might be of interest in some high school Gay-Straight Alliance meetings….
    Bernie Morrissey
    School Library Journal. Jul 2015, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p43-44. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.

  3. As an educational tool, Out in the Line-up is highly recommended for gay and lesbian studies, and gender studies. The film, however, is potentially useful for other disciplines as well; particularly courses related to media studies. Considering that it is geared toward non-academic audiences, the film is best suited for use as an instrument for generating discussion or exemplifying abstract concepts. Out in the Line-up is also recommended for general collections.
    High School – General Adult
    Homosexuality, Gender Identity, History, Education, Journalism

    Reviewed by Jacob Carter, University of Massachusetts Boston
    EMRO 7/1/2015
    Highly Recommended
    http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5902

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