Andy Irons: Kissed By God

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Bozeman Film Society partners with Teton Gravity Research and Montana Ale Works to bring awareness to the opioid crisis.

Wednesday, June 20 – 7:30 pm
Rated R. 115 minutes

Featuring a special introduction by Mark Tache, Andy’s uncle and co-founder of Montana Aleworks, the film is a personal look at bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Funds raised at screening to benefit the Andy Irons Foundation.

Win an Ale Works Dinner!! All weeklong June 13th to June 20th, just say “Andy Irons” with any food or drink purchase and be entered to win a $100 Ale Works gift card!

Spread the Word! Mention “Kissed By God” to your server when dining at Montana Ale Works through Wed. June 20th and be entered to win a $100 Ale Works gift card! Montana Ale Works partners with the Andy Irons Foundation, which assists  organizations tackling learning disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse in youth.

Andy Irons: Kissed by God is the story of three-time World Champion surfer, nephew of Ale Works co-founder, Mark Taché, who will introduce the film. Andy and his brother Bruce, a renowned world class surfer who narrates the film, were raised on the island of Kauai. Mark managed their careers for 15 years, and consulted on the film. The footage of Andy’s extraordinary and legendary life and surfing is insane, and the honesty of family members, surf champs and friends about Andy’s internal battles is riveting. Says brother Bruce, “The time to tell Andy’s story – the struggles and the triumphs – was now, because Andy wanted to share the truth to educate future generations.”

Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. 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 his 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.