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Fading West (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Family, Music | October 2013 (USA)
Inspired by films including "Rattle and Hum'' and "Endless Summer," Fading West follows Grammy-winning alternative-rock band Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical ... See full summary »


Matt Katsolis


Switchfoot (story)
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Credited cast:
Chad Butler Chad Butler ... Himself
Tom Curren Tom Curren ... Himself
Thomas DeLonge ... Himself
Jerome Fontamillas Jerome Fontamillas ... Himself
Jon Foreman Jon Foreman ... Himself
Tim Foreman Tim Foreman ... Himself
Michael Halloran ... Himself
Rob Machado ... Himself
Chris Shiflett Chris Shiflett ... Himself
Andrew Shirley Andrew Shirley ... Himself


Inspired by films including "Rattle and Hum'' and "Endless Summer," Fading West follows Grammy-winning alternative-rock band Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves. Filmed during Switchfoot's 2012 World Tour, Fading West charts the creation of the fivesome's upcoming album in its earliest and most unpredictable stages. As the band visits legendary surf breaks in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Bali, brothers Jon and Tim Foreman breathe fresh life into their songs by harnessing the spirit of their surroundings and mining new emotional depths. Part rock documentary, surf film, and travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses of the longtime surfers on their boards, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows, and portrays a journey both epic and intimate. Written by Anonymous

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There is a clip in the film which shows Switchfoot's lead singer Jon Foreman playing his guitar for a crowd of people outside a concert venue. The song he plays is called 'Your Love is Strong,' and is from his 2008 solo EP called 'Spring.' See more »


Tim Foreman: That's what establishes a brotherhood... Not a bunch of high fives and good times, it's... those moments when you literally face life and death, as a family.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.46 (2013) See more »

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Fading West will make you want to surf, and start a band (but not necessarily in that order)
15 November 2013 | by szs109See all my reviews

Got to see this movie premier in a tiny surfing town on the east coast of Florida, along with a crowd filled with young surfing enthusiasts. I can barely stand on land based boards, and yet this film left me with the inexplicable desire to pick up a board and hit the waves.

As a film, camera work was done with a mixture of mediums, all of which blended together quite interestingly. Seeing this very inspiring band continue their journey as artists was of course a treat, and I'd highly recommend catching a showing of it if you can.

Fading West is a film filled with just the right amount of highs and lows,and these guys balance wave shredding with moments of raw vulnerability seldom witnessed in the rock scene. It's a film that very well reflects it's makers, showing a self assurance and clear sense of purpose and place that culminates in a highly satisfying viewing experience.

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