Directed by: Takuji Masuda 2016 | 86 min.

Section: Surf Cinema

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


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BUNKER77 is the wild true story of a young American rebel seeking freedom, love, and authenticity in a chaotic world. Bunker Spreckels, Clark Gable's stepson and heir to a sugar fortune, turned his back on expectations and grew into a controversial surf star who expressed complete originality, like a cross between James Dean and Andy Warhol. He danced on the sea like no one else even as his mysterious and surreal persona exploded and consumed him.

Bunker survived in the jungle while pushing the limits of Hawaii’s most dangerous waves, raced across remote Africa in a Mercedes waving cash and a handgun on a pioneering expedition to J-Bay, and churned his way through a Los Angeles filled with passion, decadence, and reckless experimentation. While Bunker mentored skateboard legend Tony Alva to his world championship and dove headlong into collaborations with film auteur Kenneth Anger, his dynamic life blazed to uncontainable proportions.

With interviews from friends who knew him including Laird Hamilton, Tony Alva, Johnny Knoxville, C.R. Stecyk III, Art Brewer and executive produced by Anthony Keidis, Stephen Gaghan, Trevor Groth (Sundance Film Festival) and Edward Norton, BUNKER77 attempts to separate the man from the myth through amazing archive movies and photos, and to better understand what made this truly unique man into the surf legend today.

This film is nominated for the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary.


Wednesday, November 09 5:45 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Friday, November 11 3:15 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Takuji Masuda
Producer Art Brewer, John Gable, Stephen Gaghan, Trevor Groth, Anthony Kiedis, Edward Norton, Joan Spreckels, C.R. Stecyk III
Cast Vinny Bryan, Bill Hamilton, Laird Hamilton, Brian Kennelly, Rory Russel, Ellie Silva
Cinematographer Dave Homcy
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