50th Anniversary Screening Event

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August 25th, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, DC 90401
50th Anniversary Screening Event

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Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “finest surf film ever made”! When Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman’s iconic surf film Five Summer Stories premiered in 1972, it took the surfing world by storm. The film’s unusual format – a montage of five-plus exciting, controversial and beautiful vignettes or stories – perfectly captured a fractured era in which an explosion of creativity and revolutionary change was shaking down the old order, taking the sport of surfing into new and unknown territory. Five Summer Stories is directed and produced by Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman, and photographed by MacGillivray, Freeman, Bud Browne (“Going Surfin’”) and George Greenough, with narration written by Drew Kampion. Music is composed by the 1970s rock/surf band Honk and features songs by the Beach Boys. The film features 35 surfers, including Gerry Lopez, David Nuuhiwa, Eddie Aikau, Jeff Hakman, Corky Carroll, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Dru Harrison, Shaun Tomson, Margo Godfrey Oberg, Lynne Boyer, Billy Hamilton, Sammy Hawk, Herbie Fletcher, Rory Russell, and many more.

The 135-minute runtime includes a 15 minute intermission. Find more information and reserve your spot here!

50th Anniversary Screening Event