Exclusive Showing of The Westsiders

FleaHab benefit to have final showing of The Westsiders movie 7/23

Critically acclaimed movie “The Westsiders” will premier for the final time on July 23rd at The Rio Theatre 7:30pm for $10 donation. You can buy your Advance Tickets: at Arrow Surf & Sport, 2324 Mission St; Pacific Wave, 1502 Pacific Ave; and Santa Cruz Skate & Surf Shop, 912 42st Ave. You could win a surfboard and other prizes! Visit the Fleahab event page HERE to be reminded. Every ticket purchased automatically enters you to win a SURFBOARD!!! Special thanks to KDON 102.5 and The Morning Madhouse for the support! You can also purchase via Paypal here

Press Release

FleaHab is excited to invite you to its first fundraiser event!

Please join us on July 23, 2011, 7:30 p.m. at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz for an exclusive FINAL showing of The Westsiders! This award winning Joshua Polmer film chronicles the lives of three celebrated Santa Cruz surfers and best friends: Darryl “Flea” Virostko, Shawn “Barney” Barron, and Jason “Ratboy” Collins. They survive drug addiction and psychological issues all while gaining international notoriety in the competitive world of professional surfing.

Doors open at 7 p.m.  All proceeds of this event go to support FleaHab!

Tickets are on sale now for $10 at Arrow Surf & Sport, 2324 Mission St; Pacific Wave, 1502 Pacific Ave; and Santa Cruz Skate & Surf Shop, 912 41st Ave.

You could win a surfboard and other prizes!

FleaHab, Inc. is a newly created non-profit organization based in Santa Cruz, California.  FleaHab was created to provide a safe and sober living environment that integrates exercise and a healthy lifestyle into the recovery process for those afflicted with drug or alcohol addiction. FleaHab will be an alternative sober living program for clients interested in a more holistic approach to recovery.  Come support FleaHab, a new and innovative member of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation community!

The official trailer for The Westsiders! Directed by Joshua Pomer, Narrated by Rosana Arquette, Scored by Mike McReady.

The edgy and raw documentary has won awards from The Newport Beach Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Honolulu Film Festival, LA Movie Awards and now the “Golden Lobster” award given to the best film in Portland Maine International Film Festival.

Synopsis:
From surfing innovations to gritty localism, follow the rise and fall of The Westsiders surf tribe through the eyes of three best friends from the original ‘Surf City’: Santa Cruz, California. Best friends Daryl “Flea” Virostko, Shawn “Barney” Barron, and Jason “Ratboy” Collins bonded by common tragedy and their love of surfing. They live through shattered homes, drug addiction, other psychological issues and hard-core localism to achieve their dream of becoming professional surfers before the age of 24. To surf the notorious Steamer Lane, they had to join ‘The Westsiders’ Surf Tribe and go face to face with Vince Collier, aka “The Godfather of The Westside”. Vince, a massive brute force, ran Steamer Lane with his own version of street justice. This film explores The Westsiders as the latest chapter in the fascinating history of Santa Cruz, California.+