Surfing Pioneer and icon, Marge Calhoun shares memories and reflects on her long life in handwritten letters to a friend. The film chronicles stories from her adventurous life that began in a little Hollywood cottage to her last days while sitting in her home next to a “picture window” with views to the sea and Morro Bay, CA. Though age had taken a toll on her body, Marge’s mind was sharp and could take her anywhere she wanted to go!
This sweet and personal film shines a light on the life of the 1958 Makaha International Surfing Champion, an inspiring woman who lived life to the fullest. She loved the ocean, surfing and especially BIG waves! Her glass was half full, not empty. She offers words of encouragement and expresses a joy of life and the fact that one is never too old to enjoy the ocean and as Marge says, “the gifts from the powers that be.”
Every surfer needs to see this film.
A nod to the history of surfing and (Marge Calhoun’s) place in it.
Thank you for honoring her memory in such a wonderful and long lasting way!
Rare. Dignified. Lady
You’ve created a meditation, a meditation on life that transcends surfing. You’ve imparted Marge’s wisdom and joy in a profound way. This film is universal. The “to the sea…” theme is haunting, the editing is seamless, and best of all, your film touches that divine spark, that mystery that is in each of us.
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival – Surf Nite Opening Film
March 17, 2020
“The SLOIFF was one the the countless public gatherings that changed it’s plans because of COVID-19 – but it didn’t cancel them. Instead, it went online, becoming one of a growing number of temporarily online film festivals.” MovieMaker Magazine 2020
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Check out Graciegirl LLC earlier films:
The Women and The Waves
The Women and The Waves 2
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Wet Plate Collodion TinTypes © Joni Sternbach
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