Dana Point Film Festival (DPFF) is proud to announce an exclusive celebration honoring the 60th anniversary of “The Endless Summer.” Part of the inaugural festival scheduled for May 4–7, 2023, DPFF will screen the iconic film at sunset on Friday, May 5th at Salt Creek Beach Park, the site of the original photograph for “The Endless Summer” poster was staged.
“The Endless Summer” is an iconic American surf documentary filmed in 1963 and first released in auditoriums in 1964 before its international release at the Kips Bay Theater in New York in 1966. Directed, produced, and narrated by legendary surf film pioneer Bruce Brown, the movie follows surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August around the world in search of the perfect wave. The release of “The Endless Summer” transformed American surf culture, encouraging surfers to travel and explore the world looking for similar adventures. The film’s imprint on surf culture quickly became apparent and lives on today. Sixty years later, “The Endless Summer” poster art and film have become part of American pop culture and institutionalized at the American Film Archives and various renowned museums, including the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA) in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
The 60th anniversary of “The Endless Summer” salutes director and producer Bruce Brown’s legacy, while paying tribute to Dana Point, home to this rich history and instrumental to American surf culture. The anniversary is an opportunity to bring people together, highlighting the community that is an integral part of the film’s history.
FREE tickets are available here: danapointfilmfestival.org