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Andy Irons: Kissed by God

Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a movie starring Bruce Irons, Lyndie Irons, and Kelly Slater. Bipolar disorder and addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. The untold story of Andy's life...

Other Titles
Andy Irons - Kissed By God
Running Time
1 hours 40 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Todd Jones, Steve Jones
Actors
Lyndie Irons, Kelly Slater, Bruce Irons
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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 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.

Comments about documentary «Andy Irons: Kissed by God» (14)

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Beverly Walker

I thought this was an excellent documentary. I was not a fan of the book, and the film was not about the book. However, the movie was very good and very thought provoking. I thought the subjects were very interesting and the director did a great job of portraying the "people" who made this movie. I would highly recommend this film.

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Brittany L.

There is a movie to be made about this guy. For the uninitiated, he was a former German artist who died in prison in the early 70s. He was brought back to life by the Catholic Church in the late 70s, when he was brought back from the dead by the priest in charge of his execution. He was put to death in 1979 and was never to be seen again. A miracle, if you will, to bring back the artist from the dead and, in this case, to restore his body to health. A great movie to watch, and, in my opinion, a must see.

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Joyce Alvarez

Paul Traverse, a gay writer, is a great documentary. The film is very well made, with great photography and narration. I was curious about this gay writer and did not know much about him. I was surprised to find out that he is a very successful writer and a teacher at Columbia University in New York. I thought this was a very interesting documentary and I will probably watch it again, maybe I can learn more about him. A great documentary and I highly recommend it.

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Carl R.

It's actually good to have a movie that asks questions rather than just offering answers, a movie that asks questions about things like faith, authority, and the state of the human soul. Like the great film about faith "Me and Orson Welles", this movie is a dissection of a group of people who believe that they are God, and that they are "given" the power to command or to be obeyed, and that the lives of others are in their hands, and not in God's hands. What is perhaps most disturbing about this film is that it is basically a series of interviews, that are arranged in a way that makes it seem like a series of lectures that are actually parts of a film. "Lecture by lecturer" is perhaps the most accurate description of this movie, and that is because of the way that the interviews are structured. It is possible to say that these interviews are about God, but they are also about one of the people, a "counselor" who is a former child molester and who is now at the center of the debate about the faith of these men. These interviews are also used to illustrate that there is no such thing as God, that we all have the power to command or to be obeyed, and that the lives of others are in God's hands. I found this to be a fascinating movie, and one that I would recommend to anyone who has been involved in a spiritual crisis.

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Cheryl

No more questions. I still feel sad, depressed and confused over what happened to me, but I have had some comfort. I have a theory that my life has been a series of unfortunate events, including my own death and being arrested and incarcerated. I have now learned that I am not alone, and that other people are like me. The people that I love and care about are here and now, and they're doing okay. I've learned that if I don't kill myself, I may be able to help other people. I am now an advocate. I am committed to helping others. I believe in the power of love. I feel my life could have been better if I had just been more careful with the people around me, and had a clearer sense of who I was. Now, I know that what happened to me has an impact on everyone I have ever known, and it is a wake-up call. It is scary to think that I may have been the only person that is like me, and that people might be like me, too. My hope is that I can give back to those who have been affected by my death. I would like to share with anyone who is reading this, that if you have a relationship with someone that is like mine, you're not alone. You're not crazy. You're not crazy to think that your life would be so different, if you just had the courage to say something. If you are having trouble accepting the fact that your life is different than your loved one's, you need to start looking at it from a different perspective. You can be the person who makes a difference, or you can be the person who can't do anything about it. It is never too late to make a difference. I'm still looking for answers, and I am determined to find them.

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Gregory G.

Hilary Mantel (UK) does a very good job of showing the recent history of the British and Irish communities. The UK was a wealthy nation and was the first to adopt the metric system. While the American colonies did not adopt it, but did so much later that it was very important for them. When the Americans came to Britain they were very different from the British. I did not know this before watching the film. Also, I was very surprised to learn that a man who was hanged for sodomy was alive and well in the US. I am always impressed with the British. They are the people who even knew how to make an apple pie. They knew how to make the world's first automatic machine gun, they used them to defend themselves against Napoleon's army, they were the first nation to give the right to vote to women, they were the ones who brought about the Equal Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act. There was even a woman who was the first woman to serve in Congress. The film itself was very good. The acting was very good, especially the best of the British. However, the documentary portion of the film was not very good. I am very disappointed with the lack of information about the British people, especially about their culture. I understand that this is a very controversial topic, but for a documentary to be biased against one group or another does not make the documentary good. I understand that this is not the best film of the year, but I am still very impressed with it. It is a very good film and I do recommend it to all who are interested in the British and Irish history.

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Margaret

The first part of the movie was a bit slow and not quite entertaining but the second half got me interested again. This is one of the better movies of this year. It should be seen by anybody interested in the subject.

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Nathan H.

I found the story very interesting and if you are interested in this subject you should see this film. It was very interesting to see the director speak about his subject and the way he filmed the footage. You get the sense of how much work he did to create the film. I was surprised how much the camera moves and how much he tried to create it. This was a fascinating film to watch. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

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Scott O.

I had the opportunity to see this documentary at the Boston Film Festival. I have to say that I was not surprised by the movie. I knew the movie had been made but I was also not expecting a documentary. I thought the film was very good. It gave me a chance to see some of the more famous gay men who lived during the era. I especially enjoyed watching the interviews with Cyd Charisse (the legendary drag queen). It was interesting to see the age old story of how homosexuality was depicted in the movie. The interviews were very interesting and did a great job of showing a side of the gay community that few others have seen. The interviews were not really detailed and sometimes the topics were not interesting but still the interviews were very entertaining and it was a great way to spend an hour and a half. The documentary also made a good effort to give a brief overview of what it was like being gay in the 70's. The documentary did a great job of bringing back memories of the era. The movie was very well done and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of the gay community. Overall, I liked the movie very much and it was very entertaining. I do not recommend it to people who do not enjoy documentaries.

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Ralph Parker

This is a biography of legendary actor, John Huston, of The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Gone With the Wind. The film covers his early years in the theater, his years on the stage, his partnership with the great, William Randolph Hearst, his relationship with his wife, Mary, his days as a successful actor, his life after his career, his relationship with the little boy, Gump, his years as an American journalist, and his relationship with his son, Jack. The film covers some great quotes of Huston's. One of the best parts of the film is the relationship between Gump and his son Jack, who was not even born when he was playing. The best part of the movie is the ending, when Jack's name is called as a result of his performance in the movies, and he says his famous quote. That is one of the best moments in any film.

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Jeremy Santos

In this film, Richard Dawkins interviews Dr. Richard Dawkins. In my opinion, this film was a little slow and some of the questions were very difficult to answer. However, I did enjoy the interviews with Dr. Dawkins. I also thought that Dr. Dawkins had a very clear and articulate message to share with us all. His words were very enlightening. He was very intelligent and I thought he had a lot of knowledge to offer in his film. I am glad that he spoke with so many people from all walks of life and I think he did a very good job of sharing his message of how to find a better life for oneself and what to do about it. I was also very impressed with the fact that Dr. Dawkins was able to get so many different religions and people to agree on something. He seems to be quite knowledgeable on many religions. He seemed to be able to show that a lot of religions are based on false and dangerous ideas. He also seemed to be able to relate the different beliefs that he was shown to a lot of different people. I was impressed with the fact that he was able to show the many ways that different people can be religious and still be good people. This was also a great film for people who have an interest in religion and the different religions that have existed in the past. I think that if you look at it from this perspective, you will see that it is not a bad film at all. I thought that it was very educational, entertaining, and enlightening.

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Debra B.

I was watching this documentary and I was totally taken in by this film. I got totally involved in the story. It was very interesting. I loved the idea of touching on how religion is used to control people, whether it be as a tool for control or because it's just the religion that they are born into. It was pretty interesting and it was a really good film. I would have liked to see more about some of the other religions and the ways that they were portrayed in the film. I also liked the way the film portrayed Christianity. I felt like it was very well done. I'm not sure if it would be a good film for a religious group to see because it is pretty one sided but I felt that the religious group would be able to see how the other religions were portrayed in the film. Overall, I really enjoyed this film and I would recommend it to anyone that is into documentaries.

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Douglas H.

This is a documentary about the infamous black and white film "Kissed by God". The documentary follows the tale of the movie's production and its American success, with interviews from the people involved. The film looks at its makers' thoughts on black and white films and the myth of the color revolution. This is a fascinating film, which deserves more attention than it got. It's good for anyone who loves black and white films, or for people who love documentaries about black and white films. But it is also worth seeing for anyone who wants to see a real documentary. 7/10

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William

If you're a fan of the Beatles then you'll love this film. It's filled with quotes from the band and friends, and lots of music and memories. The film is structured into segments that are shown in chronological order and are split into two segments. The first segment is the early years of the band, including their beginnings, as well as their troubles. The second segment is their rise to stardom, and their time on the road, when things go wrong and they get frustrated. There's a lot of interesting facts about the band and some great songs. If you are a Beatles fan you will enjoy this film. It's well worth seeing.