Summer isn’t over yet and the Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) isn’t ready to say goodbye to our sunny days in the sand! The Summer Surf Series will wrap up on August 29th with the much anticipated screening of “A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story.” The film screening was postponed from the 2020 film festival due to COVID restrictions at the time. The documentary feature film is an intimate look at the legacy of Bruce Brown, lovingly captured by his son, renown filmmaker, director and producer, Dana Brown. Part retrospective, part road trip, the film weaves together family and friends and deftly captures the spirit of a cinematic pioneer who has clearly passed his legacy and life lessons to the next generation. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with Dana Brown and his daughters, Jade and Ellie.
Bruce Brown is considered by many to be the father of action sports films, a genre he became famous for with his iconic 1966 film “Endless Summer.” Stepping away from the surf, he ventured into the world of motocross earning a 1972 Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature for his film “On Any Sunday” starring Steve McQueen. Through his documentaries he changed the perceptions of both the surfing and the motocross cultures and brought sport films to audiences across the globe.
The screening will be incorporated into a broader calendar of events as part of the ROXY on the Beach Experience, hosted at the Hotel Del Coronado, from Aug. 23 thru Sept. 6. ROXY brand sportswear will be hosting Athlete meet and greets, Roxy Pool Party, yoga, giveaways, surf lessons, food experiences, games and more over the next two weeks! The ROXY team may have a few surprise guests joining Dana Brown on the red carpet on Aug. 29 for a pre-screening meet and greet!
Plan to arrive early and enjoy the sunset and complimentary tastings by Endless Summer Seltzer. Food and drinks will be available for purchase (not included in the ticket price) and plenty of photo opportunities to capture the quintessential California endless summer night! Tickets price varies from general admission $55 to a VIP Roast experience for 4 which includes s’mores, daybed and 2 extra chairs all arranged around your private bonfire $425. All guests will enjoy a gift bag with a commemorative limited edition poster designed by Troy Lee and other goodies.
For Tickets and information: www.coronadofilmfest.com
For information on the ROXY on the Beach Experience visit: www.hoteldel.com/events/roxy-on- the-beach/