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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 »

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Matt Katsolis

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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
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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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Not Rated

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Language:

English

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October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Australia See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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From music to movies, Switchfoot keeps getting it right.
10 December 2013 | by tonyfalboSee all my reviews

This is a heck of a film. Fans and non-fans alike will love every minute. It evokes a lot of emotion. Often you will laugh, and maybe even cry. It's a great look inside the struggles of being a band, touring 24/7, and living life on the road.

This movie doubles as a surfing film, which means it also provides a fantastic look at some of the best surf spots on the planet, as surfing is a staple of the band members lives. The ocean is where they go to "press the reset button", relieve stress and get amped for whatever lies ahead.

Visually, this movie is stunning. It's a treat for the eyes and ears. The band scores the film themselves and gives you sneak peaks throughout of their upcoming album (Jan. 14, 2014) also titled Fading West. Whether you are a fan or not, this movie is worth checking out.

This film is a great example of the consistent output of quality content Switchfoot has been giving their fans for the past 15 years. And from the looks of it, they won't be stopping anytime soon.


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