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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

1966 / 95min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BRUCE BROWN

For many the most important and iconic surf film of all time, following young West Coast surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August on an epic around-the-world jaunt, including the coasts of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii, as they seek the perfect wave. They eventually find it on a then-unknown break off Cape St. Francis in South Africa, now one of the world’s most famous surfing sites. Brown’s narration is lighthearted and witty, and his footage perfectly captures the camaraderie and pure joy of the sport.

Screening with
BONDI
DIRECTOR: PAUL WINKLER
1979 / 15MIN / DCP

Taking its title from the very popular Sydney beach, Bondi was made by Australia’s foremost independent filmmaker Paul Winkler, who used surreal in-camera matting to divide images of the beach, water, sky and sand into alternating horizontal bands.

The Endless Summer is screening as part of the series The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun: Psychedelic Surf Films. Click here for more info.