Surfwise::Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz


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Surfwise A documentary film about Paskowitz's family directed by Doug Pray, Surfwise premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2007 and was released in theaters by Magnolia Pictures in 2008.<ref>SURFWISE: The Film</ref> Despite the fact that Paskowitz attended the world premiere and many other screenings, he never actually watched the film. <ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In episode 30 of Paskowitz spoke about his life and the Surfwise documentary.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The film chronicled the lives of the Paskowitz family, and how they lived together for more than two decades, though often in an uneasy atmosphere. The eldest son, David, was 23 when he finally left the family to find his own life. Interviews in the movie with the Paskowitz children revealed many of them held deep resentments about their childhood, from having lost the chance to have an education, to the inappropriate exposure to their parents' sexual activity, to the extensive list of rules imposed upon them by their father. This had resulted in estrangement from their parents for varying periods of time for some of the children, though by the time of the documentary's filming, all of the children had reconciled with their parents.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In June 2010, Variety reported that Sean Penn would produce and star in a movie about Paskowitz.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

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