2010 PG 86 minutes
180° South(180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless)
Inspired by pioneering outdoorsman Yvon Chouinard's freewheeling 1968 van trip to Patagonia, South America, a band of bliss-seeking surfer-mountaineers sets out -- in 2007, by boat -- to remake the journey in this adventure documentary. Jeff Johnson and his buddies hug the coast, stopping at the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island before arriving in Patagonia -- a region that's still breathtaking but is now besieged by environmental threats.
- is based on my interest in Cowboy Bebop and Ponyo. Hmm, a fondness for anime about space-going bounty hunters and Little Mermaid retellings automatically implies a liking for surfer documentaries? Ya learn something new every day.
Maybe they got it more from my address. ;p