Another documentary that will be exploding on to big screens this summer is Riding Giants. A visually captivating look at big wave surfing, Riding Giants had the honor of being the first documentary ever selected to open the Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by former skateboard punk Stacy Peralta (Dogtown & Z-Boys), the film is narrated by Sean Penn and features surfing legends Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll and Jeff Clark. Gothamist had the pleasure of checking out the film at Sundance and was definitely impressed by its awe-inspiring footage.

Tonight Sony Pictures Classics and Surfrider Foundation NYC is holding a special event at the Coral Room (512 W. 29th Street b/w 10th & 11th Ave) where you can check out clips of the film and chat with Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll, Stacy Peralta, and Jeff Clark. Doors open at 6:30pm, Q&A runs 7:30pm-8pm and is followed by an after-party. Tickets are $10 for members of Surfrider and $25 for non-members. For more info go to the Surfrider Foundation.