Real to reel film festival

OCT 9-10


Presented by the Saugatuck Center for the Arts “Real to Reel” film series.

Rated R for use of language and partial nudity

Friday October 9th - 7:00PM @ the SCA

Movie teaser

‘By Hand’ is a feature length documentary adventure film. In an attempt to escape comfort, reconnect to the natural world and set a new bar for ocean adventure, twin brothers Casey and Ryan Higginbotham made a decision that would reshape their lives. On March 18th, 2016 they embarked on a 2,200-mile paddle from Alaska to Mexico with 18- foot paddle boards. The brothers carried nothing more than two dry bags of gear each and a camera. No support boats, no paddles, nothing similar to gauge off. Nothing like this has ever been done.

Raised with a never-quit mentality on stories of the men in their family that came before them, the expedition forces the arch rivals to set aside a past filled with intense clashes in an attempt to grow into a team.

Motivated by a challenge of great proportion ‘By Hand’ is a coming of age story exhibiting the mentorship found in the natural world, a testament to human potential, and an unspoken promise to never quit on your brother.

"By Hand" Director Conversation: Beer, Banter and the Higginbotham Brothers

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 5PM - 6:30PM @ The SCA $15 Admission

Join us for a creative presentation and conversation with Casey and Ryan Higginbotham and Director Kellen Keene. MC’ed by the owner of Migration Surf, Tim Folkert, you’ll hear about what true teamwork and brotherhood means to them, what an unprecedented expedition of this caliber entails and what these young athletes are up to next. Presentation includes exclusive background stories and footage from their paddling excursion.

The SCA will be debuting a 180 page, hardcover coffee table book the evening of the screening. (*book is an additional cost)

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