SOUTH TO SIAN | USA PREMIERE
A couple of dirt bikes, a stack of surfboards, an old Land Rover, and jaw-dropping Indonesian terrain and surf breaks: A perfect recipe for a fun trip and the premise of Deus’s much anticipated film South to Sian.
We screened it to a full house at the Art Theater of Long Beach last week, a prime venue for such an occasion. A line of anxious people formed outside the historic theater and snaked around the entire block while a handful of the two-wheeled sort met up at BA Moto garage in Signal Hill for a pre-screening beer and rode over to the 4th street venue.
Dustin Humphrey, the director of the film and co-founder of Deus Bali was on hand to introduce the film along with Deus family member Forrest Minchinton, whose riding talents are featured in the surreal volcanic landscape. It was a real honor to have them in the house.
The stoke-quotient was thru the roof. Throughout the film, the auditorium was filled with thunderous cheers of excitement and ‘YEWWWW!!’s. An appropriate response, really; It’s a film that makes the heart rate rise and to be perfectly honest it’s just plain hard not to make a peep.