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July 2 - August 9


July 2
August 9


South Bay Film Society

LAST CHANCE!   Ticket sales end Monday August 9.

CLICK HERE for your 5 day ticket for AGAINST THE CURRENT.

How far do you have to travel to find yourself?   And what sacrifices are you willing to make to get there? Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak over 2,000 kilometers around Iceland, counter-clockwise and “against the current.”   This achievement has been said to be comparable to climbing the mountain K2.

Veiga’s personal journey and inner struggle is no less remarkable.   The film follows her amazing 103 day journey around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition from a man to a woman.

“AGAINST THE CURRENT is a gem.   It’s gorgeous in many ways.” – Todd McCarthy, Deadline

“Sveinsson presents, in all its sublimity, the sea’s beauty, and deadly treachery, taking a loving, caring approach to Grétarsdóttir’s tale.” – Ray Lobo, Film Threat

Language: Icelandic (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 28 min.


You can watch on your computer, phone, or most tablets.   You can also watch on a television by downloading the Kino Now app for Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV (tvOS 9.0 or later).   While viewing the film it is recommended you turn off other web pages and devices competing for use of the internet.

Detailed instructions are on the Kino Marquee page where you purchase your ticket (located on the bottom of the ticket purchase page, or click on the help button at the top right of the ticket purchase page).