- What:Duke premiere of Andy Irons: Kissed by God
- When:Tuesday, February 12th. Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00
- Where:Griffith Theater
- How Much:FREE
- Details:Duke Surf Club Andie Irons: Kissed by God film screening. Open to all Duke students, professors, and the Durham community! This event is intended to promote awareness for mental health and surf culture.
Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily.
Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.” He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of the internal battles that led to his demise.
As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.