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The Endless Summer | Psychedelic Surf Films 1966–1980

October 22, 2017
2:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Endless Summer Screening Room Sun, Oct 22, 2PM See more at For many, The Endless Summer is the best-known and most important surf movie of all time. Bruce Brown's iconic documentary takes young West Coast surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August on an epic around-the-world jaunt to the coasts of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii as they seek the perfect wave. (1966, 35mm, 95 min) Special thanks: Steph Carter and Sean Bridgeman of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Albert Fazon, George Greenough, Scott Welsh, David Elfick, and Harold "Wardie" Ward. Part of: Psychedelic Surf Films 1966-1980 Oct 14 - Oct 22, 2017 Screening Room This series of rare surf films explores how the 1960s and 1970s surf movement shaped culture around the world. From the shores of California to the Northern Beaches of Australia, these films examine what serious surfers will go through to find the perfect wave. Guest curated by Jeremy Rossen, assistant curator of the Harvard Film Archive. "For many, the surf film genre began with wholesome depictions of beach parties, beach blanket bingo, and surfing a la Gidget or Jan & Dean in the late 1950s. Yet the world of surf films is wild and dense--stretching all the way across the Pacific. At the heart of all of the films in this program is an underlying message about the sanctity of nature, a DIY spirit and the desire to create a world of one's own. The renewed interest in early surf culture perhaps stems from a resistance to the commercialization, corporate sponsorship and rampant consumerism in both surfing and society as running contrary to the sport's humble beginnings." - Jeremy Rossen, Assistant Curator, Harvard Film Archive Sat, Oct 14, 7PM: Morning of the Earth | Psychedelic Surf Films 1966-1980 Sun, Oct 15, 2PM: Crystal Voyager | Psychedelic Surf Films 1966-1980 Thu, Oct 19, 7:30PM: Palm Beach | Psychedelic Surf Films 1966-1980 See all of our upcoming films at For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!

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