Presented by… The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s most popular event, Surf Nite in SLO is back and this year’s event will include a movie and a music concert at the Fremont Theatre, on Friday, March 7th. Heralded as the finest surf movie ever made, FIVE SUMMER STORIES is a cultural icon, a time capsule from the watershed era of the early 1970s. Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman’s documentary portrays a young, outlaw sport at a strategic point in its creative evolution, with a soundtrack that introduced an original new sound to surf films.
In 1972, Honk was hired to produce some music for the film, unwittingly creating an identity for the band. Honk soon achieved legendary stature in Southern California and its sound track album was a favorite with surfers and music lovers alike, even making it to #1 in Hawaii. Honk’s breakup in the summer of 1975 sent their fans into mourning. The members went in their own musical directions, but occasional reunions continue to this day. Central Coast fans will be treated to an historic event on March 7th when Surf Nite in SLO features a concert with the original band (except drummer Tris Imdoden who will be replaced by Frank Cotinola) after the screening of FIVE SUMMER STORIES, and Honk will play live with several of the film sequences that made them legendary. The last time they played in concert after the film was twenty years ago, and they have never played in public with the film before.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to enjoy Honk and Five Summer Stories together again, at the historic Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Pre-party at Mo/Tav from 5-7:00pm (complimentary food, beer and wine for Mogul, Sponsor and Filmmaker Pass holders). Post-show party at SLO Brewing Company, offering beer specials for Surf Nite ticket holders.
Friday, March 7 – 7:00pm
Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo
This event is no longer available online. There will be tickets available at the door, beginning at 6:45pm, first-come, first-serve.
$45 general / $35 students & SLOIFF Film Society
Only Movie Mogul/Sponsor Mogul and Filmmaker passes are accepted for this event.
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