Stuck as we are in the middle of the continent, Kansas Citians can only dream about relaxing on the beach.
But we can stick our toes in the water - figuratively speaking - when the film series Surf's Up! screens on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. throughout June 2013 in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Admission is free.
Big Wednesday (1978)
John Milius' legendary coming-of-age film about three surfers (Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey).
120 minutes | Rated: PG
Point Break (1991)
Surfers rob banks to finance their travels to find big waves. Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) directs Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey.
120 minutes | Rated: R
Soul Surfer (2011)
AnnaSophia Robb plays real-life surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm to a shark but kept riding waves. With Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid.
106 minutes | Rated: PG
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Frankie Avalon and the late Annette Funicello are surfers who must battle a businessman who wants to take over their beach. Good dumb fun.
94 minutes | Not rated
Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.