||Heralded as the finest surf movie ever made, Five Summer Stories is a cultural icon, a time capsule from a watershed era when the world was at a critical crossroads and its reflection was clear in the emerging sport/art of surfing.
Against a backdrop of the Vietnam War and the Nixon years, Five Summer Stories was the culmination of the joint surf-film careers of Jim Freeman and Greg MacGillivray. Code name The Last Surfing Movie during production, the movie portrays a young, outlaw sport at a strategic point in its creative evolution--and at an historical crux in time. Now you, too, can do what audiences of the 1970s did--you can hoot and scream and go crazy--all in the privacy of your own home.
With its ground-breaking, super slow-motion surf cinematography and music by the Beach Boys and Honk, Five Summer Stories inspired a generation as it depicted the pure, innocent joy of surfing as symbolic of humankind’s best possibilities.
Now, in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, Greg has edited a new version that includes ten stories rather than the original five. Digitally remastered and with a new digital soundtrack, this truly is the last, best version of this iconic surf film.
For the surfing afficianado, Five Summer Stories is an incredible barrage of audio-visual stimulus. SURFER Magazine
||Jean Martinson, Bill Hamilton, Laird Hamilton, Butch Van Artsdalen, Gerry Lopez, James Jones, Sammy Hawk, David Nuuhiwa, Yuri Farrant, Tom Stone, Rory Russell, Angie Reno, Jeff Hakman, Herbie Fletcher, Ryan Dotson, Randy Rarick, Ricky Grigg, Eddie Aikau, Nat Young, Curt Mastalka, Jock Sutherland, Reno Abellira, Mark Martinson, Miki Dora, Bernard "Midget" Farrelly, Corky Carroll, Dru Harrison, Drew Kampion, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Terry Fitzgerald, Guy Grundy, Ben Aipa, Larry Bertleman, Mike Purpus, Dale Dobson, Gary Goodrum, Tiger Makin, Chuck Dent, Marge Calhoun, Linda Benson, Joyce Hoffman, Lynn Boyer, Margo Godfrey Oberg, Shaun Tomson, Brad McCaul, Peter Townend, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Bob Wills, Mark Liddell, Jericho Poppler, John Boozer, John Fain, Tim Wyrick, John Van Ornum, JoJo Perrin, Clyde Aikau, Owl Chapman, Sam Hawk, Howard Farrant, Gavin Rudolph, Keith Paull