Honk Reunites for Coast Film & Music Festival’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of Five Summer Stories

November 07, 2022

Coast Film & Music Festival (CFMF) and MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) are thrilled to announce that there’ll be a special 50th Anniversary screening of the heralded surf film Five Summer Stories at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach on the evening of Sunday, November 13. And, during select scenes of the movie – shown on a giant LED screen – Honk will play several of the original songs featured on the movie’s soundtrack.

During Sunday’s evening program, Honk band members Steve Wood, Tris Imboden, Beth Fitchet Wood, Richard Stekol and Craig Buhler, and filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, will share stories about making the film’s hit soundtrack and its impact on a generation of young surfers.

The former editor of Surfer magazine Sam George will moderate the conversation. Immediately following, Greg MacGillivray will sign copies of his new visual memoir, Five Hundred Summer Storieswhich will be released to the public on November 15th. Legendary surfers Gerry “Mr. Pipeline” Lopez, Jericho Poppler, and Herbie Fletcher are just a few of the celebrity attendees coming to show their support.

Says director Greg MacGillivray: “With Five Summer Stories, Jim and I sought to make a state-of-the-art surf film that would reflect the broader cultural shifts happening in the late 60s and early 70s when youth culture was experimenting in so many creative ways and surfing was going through its own pivotal transition. The film really took the surfing world by storm, and the music by Honk and the Beach Boys was critical to the film’s overall success.”

Five Summer Stories with Honk begins at 8 p.m. and is one of three films shown that evening starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for Sunday’s event start at $35.

(NOTE: Five Summer Stories will also be shown on Wednesday evening at CFMF’s Hobie Surf Shop kick-off event.)

The Festival of Arts is at 650 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

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