Beach Break Film Festival
Benefitting Coastal Repertory Theatre
Preceded by a short and followed by a Q & A
Thursday, December 28 @ 700 pm
Against the backdrop of prison over-crowding and widespread drug use, the 50 documents the unprecedented journey of 50 men who challenged society’s expectations of them to become certified substance abuse counselors while incarcerated.
1hr 31 min.
Brenton Gieser Director/Producer
Friday, December 29 @ 11 am
A FREE movie and lunch for the young and young at heart! And, a surprise presentation by members of the Coastside Chamber Orchestra followed by a free lunch, catered by Spangler’s Market Catering.
Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra is a 25-minute multi-media concerto from Mason Bates, composer of the Grammy Award-winning opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, in collaboration with Oscar-winning director and sound designer Gary Rydstrom, and animation director Jim Capobianco. The animated film flies through the instruments of the orchestra to explore the fundamental connections between music, sound, performance, creativity and technology.
Brought to us in part by the San Mateo City Arts Council.
SOUL OF THE OCEAN
Preceded by a short and
followed by a Q & A
Friday, December 29 @ 1:30 pm
“In these waters lies a complex world... a natural realm built on relationships. It's an ancient system of give-and-take... where communities of life cooperate. The diversity of creatures here is dazzling. And everyone must play their part to maintain the delicate balance.”
A film by husband and wife team, Producers Michael and Michele Hall and Director, Howard Hall
GRANNY'S GONE WILD
Friday, December 29 @ 4:30pm
The World’s Oldest Comedienne, Lynn Ruth Miller, is the subject of Granny’s Gone Wild, a documentary from Latest’s Bill Smith. This ribald and riotous romp follows the poster girl for growing old disgracefully – and her adoring young fans – as she shows us how to live life to the full whatever your age.
55 min (+/-)
BIRTH OF THE ENDLESS SUMMER
Friday, December 29 @ 7pm
Birth of The Endless Summer follows Californian surf pioneer Dick Metz back to South Africa to retrace his touring of the globe from 1958 to 1961. Metz's train-jumping, steamship-hopping tour, in the vein of On the Road and The Motorcycle Diaries, led to Metz's discovery of "the perfect wave" at Cape St. Francis, South Africa. Come see Richard Yelland’s reBirth of The Endless Summer and retrace the steps of his original journey.
1hr 23 min.
WITH PETER BRADLEY
Saturday, December 30 @ 3:30pm
79 years old and overlooked since the 1970s, abstract painter Peter Bradley reflects on life and shares his artistic process on the cusp of his rediscovery.
1hr 32 min.
IT AIN'T OVER and AFTER RECEPTION
Saturday, December 30 @ 6pm
It Ain’t Over gives Berra (Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra), one of baseball’s greatest) his due in following the life of a savvy, commanding, bad-ball hitting catcher with a squat frame but also a D-Day veteran, loving husband and father and, yes, product endorser and originator (mostly) of his own brand of proverbs now ingrained into everyday life.
This ticket includes the Reception following the movie.
1hr 39 min.
Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us.
1 hr 45 min
Q&A to follow