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Beach Break Film Festival

Benefitting Coastal Repertory Theatre

INAUGURAL EVENT - DEC 28 - 30, 2022
Tickets Available Singly or in Packages

Beach Break Film Festival Packages

Opening Reception and Waterman.

Join us at 6:00pm for our Inaugural Opening at the theatre.  Meet the filmmakers and toast the evening with local favorites from It’s Italia and Barterra Winery, then enjoy our opening night feature film, "Waterman". 


Tickets are non-refundable and all sales are final

Closing Reception and Hallelujah

Our closing film will be followed by an exclusive post-reception with the filmmakers with Champagne and a light repast catered by Shiki Half Moon Bay.


Tickets are non-refundable and all sales are final

Beach Break Film Festival Trio

Enjoy our three evening movies, Waterman, We Were Hyphy, and Hallelujah.  Includes both pre-reception on the 28th and the post reception on the 30th.


Tickets are non-refundable and all sales are final

Beach Break Film Full Festival

The Lollapalooza Package!

Enjoy priority access to all screenings with just one pass for the entire Festival.  Includes both the pre-reception on the 28th and the exclusive post-reception on the 30th!


Tickets are non-refundable and all sales are final



Preceded by the Short:

For the Love of the Sport

By local filmmaker: Cole Keeton

Wednesday, December 28 @ 7:30pm

Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian, Duke Pao a Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman, narrated by Jason Momoa, explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport's first-time inclusion in this year's Games - a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe. 

Q & A with Director Isaac Halasima and another special guest.

Tickets available for pre-film reception with Director, Sponsors,
Donors and Package Holders

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Followed by

Thursday, December 29 @ 2pm

SHORT - Mermaids on Mars 

Mermaids on Mars was created out of a unique vision of the film's producer, Nancy Guettier, to create a gift for her three adopted children, and for other children, who wanted to experience magic and adventure instead of explosions on the screen. 

In attendance: Filmmaker Nancy Guettier and Director Jon V. Peters and Special Guests

Pixar's Short Film Collection 2 Disney and Pixar present an incredible collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award(R) nominees  and a host of family favorites. Join the celebration of imagination with this  collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories and captivating characters.

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Followed by the short:  CAMPESINOS:

America's Unsung Heroes

Thursday, December 29 @ 4:30 pm

A feature-length documentary based on the events and circumstances surrounding the 1982 avalanche in Alpine Meadows, CA.

--A compelling documentary about memory, tragedy and the terrifying power of nature. Through interviews and outdoor footage, both modern and archival, it creates a sense of the horror and scale of the disaster in the Lake Tahoe area, which took the lives of seven people on March 31, 1982.      

--SF Chronicle

In attendance: Director Jared Drake

Q & A following the movie with the


Campesinos is a moving and vivid first-hand look at the struggles farm workers face on both a local and national level. It was filmed at several farms near Silicon Valley and shows how the gritty reality of farm workers is similar everywhere. No stone is left unturned as it makes sure to give insight into the life of farm workers, who are often forgotten by the American Mainstream. 

Filmmaker Joe Poni and Dr. Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, EdD, LCSW Executive Director and Founder of ALAS will join us for a Q&A following the film. 



Thursday, December 29 @ 7:30pm

A love song to the artists, dance, music, slang, clothes and most importantly of all, the people who came of age during the Hyphy Movement.

In attendance: Director Laurence Madrigal, Executive Producer Raphael Casel and Dr. Moore

Filmmaker Q & A following the screening.

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Friday, December 30 @ 4pm

When a fire destroys Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, defiant owner Tom Sawyer and his crew of comedians rebuild it, hoping to revive the struggling local comedy scene. As a breeding ground for young comedians, Cobb's could not be equaled. Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Bob Saget, Ellen DeGeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill Maher, Kevin Pollak and more developed at this small club. David C. Schendel (Yank Tanks, 2003) documents the roller coaster ride to re-open the legendary independent venue and keep it open against all odds.

In Attendence: Tom Sawyer, W. Kamau Bell


HALLELUJAH  Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Preceded by a Short: TIME FOR THREE

Friday, December 30 @ 7:30pm

A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands and was approved for production by Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses of wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust.

Q & A with Directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Closing Night Reception immediately follows the film and is included with your ticket.


Health and Safety

BBFF recognizes that public health guidelines are constantly evolving and we may update safety protocols as needed leading up to our events. Your safety is our top priority and we are working closely with the San Mateo County Department of Public Health.


Masks are strongly recommended for in-theater events when not eating or drinking.


We do not require proof of vaccination to attend our events.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending BBFF events, you expressly agree to comply with all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.

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