[image-1]I believe it was a handsome sailor (and the 35th President of the United States) who so eloquently said, “And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came.”

Get back to your own watery roots at the International Ocean Film Tour Volume 4, stopping by the Music Hall Sun. Nov 5 at 6 p.m. Six to seven films will be screened, and four are already on the docket.

The Weekend Sailor is a 40-minute documentary featuring 17 yachts, seven nations, and 27,000 miles at sea. The year is 1973 and the Whitbread Round The World Race sets off from Portsmouth, England, with some of the world’s finest sailors competing. The docudrama focuses on the race’s dark horse, Ramón Carlín, a.k.a. the “Weekend Sailor,” a 50 year old Mexican with little to no sailing experience who becomes a hot contender in the race.

Shorebreak — The Clark Little Story follows Hawaiian surfer turned photographer Clark Little as he chases shore breaks and attempts to capture the perfect wave — behind the camera.

Short film The Legacy shows how can endangered ocean species can recover if we give them a chance.

A Plastic Ocean explores how microplastics — plastic so tiny it’s almost invisible — are a danger to our oceans, and to the food chains that make up the sea.

Tickets for the film fest are $15/adults and $12/students. There is a dinner and a show option for $32, with special dinner menus available at Vincent Chicco’s and Virginia’s. Purchase tickets online or by calling (843) 853-2252.
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