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Charleston Music Hall & Charleston Surfrider Foundation Present:

Morning of the Earth: 50th Anniversary Remaster of the Classic Surf Film

DOORS: 6:30PM / SHOW: 7:30PM



The Morning of the Earth:

The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to team up with Charleston Surfrider Foundation to present the East Coast Premier of the re-release of Albert Falzon’s 1972 Surfing Classic, Morning of the Earth. This special 50th anniversary screening event will benefit the Charleston Surfrider Chapter whose mission is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network. We will be screening the film on our full size movie screen and will have some special raffles for all in attendance. Come out and show your support for our backyard neighbor: the ocean.

Albert Falzon’s 1972 Classic, Morning of the Earth, is internationally renowned as one of the greatest surf films of all time. Its psychedelic imagery and audio-visual tour de force captured the spirit of a generation and became an instant benchmark of avant-garde cinema. A fantasy of surfers living in three unspoiled lands and playing in natures oceans, Morning of the Earth tells the story of a group of friends exploring the measures of all things beautiful: searching for virgin waves in Bali, Hawaii and Australia, shaping their own surfboards, building their own homes and living off the land in harmony with nature. With G. Wayne Thomas’ billboard topping soundtrack (the first Australian soundtrack to go gold) and surfing featuring some of the world’s best, Morning of the Earth is a must-watch and prerequisite for any surfer and cinephile alike.

Now meticulously restored and beautifully remastered in 4K, we celebrate the film’s 50th Year Anniversary with you. This museum-grade restoration off of the original 16mm AB rolls presents a pristine copy which, Albert says, “looks and sounds better than it ever has.”


Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are not required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event. Attendees are also not required to wear a mask. Be sure to check your venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change.

Venue Information
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403