Surf Film Addresses Bipolar Disorder & Opioid Addiction in Missoula
We are partnering with The Roxy and Teton Gravity Research to bring the Andy Irons surf film to Missoula.
Andy Irons was a professional surfer who lost his battle against bipolar disorder and opiod addiction in 2010. His story will be told on the big screen in hopes that it will help others and bring down the myths associated with both diseases.
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.
Join us on Tuesday, June 12th at 7:30 p.m. for the premiere of Andy Irons: Kissed By God at The Roxy. Tickets are $8 and this will be the only showing. Big thanks to Strongwater Surf and Farrside Sign for their support in bringing this film to Missoula.