Oct. 16, 2008
"Morning Light," set to open in theatres around the nation, follows the journey of an intrepid group of young sailors as they train for and compete in one of the most challenging ocean races in the world. The sailors needed to go through an intense process of applications and tryouts to make it aboard the fifteen member team aboard the 52' high-performance sailboat in the 2300 mile race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Two sailors close to the Stanford sailing team, Genny Tulloch and Graham Brandt-Zawadzki, star in the film.
Tulloch, a Harvard graduate, coached the Stanford sailing team for the fall season leading up to her commitment to the movie. She was one of only two women on the young team, and the only woman on the final crew to race to Hawaii. Watch in the film for her interview in our very own Ford Plaza.
Brandt-Zawadzki, a native of Newport Harbor, CA and a recent graduate of Stanford, only began seriously racing sailboats about two years prior to the Morning Light experience. As any successful product of the Farm, he caught on fast and made it to the final round. Currently, Graham is applying to medical school and is particularly interested in neuroscience. Watch the film for one of his interviews at the Stanford Sailing Boathouse in Redwood City.
"Morning Light" is set to open in select theatres around the nation, including eight in the bay area. Nearest to campus, the film will be showing starting Friday, October 17 at the Century 16 in Mountain View and the Century 20 in Redwood City.