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Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ 08525
(609) 466-1964
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The Art of Living Well: Five Summer Stories

The Art of Living Well: Five Summer Stories
Tuesday, August 9

All staff, patrons, and talent are required to wear a mask inside the theater. As of 2022, all staff, patrons, and talent must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test. Please see our Health and Safety page for more information.
  • Five Summer Stories is a 1972 surf film by Jim Freeman and Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films. The last film of the genre by the duo, it explores the joy of surfing amid the backdrop of 1970s political and environmental problems.
  • Now, in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, Greg has edited a new version with ten stories instead of the original five. Digitally remastered and with a new digital soundtrack featuring the music of Honk and the Beach Boys, this truly is the best version of this classic film that Laird Hamilton calls "My favorite surf movie of all time!"
  • Add a "Summer Shore Supper" to your film ticket(s) at checkout to get a shrimp or vegan meal with sides prepared by The Peasant Grill! Gluten-free substitutions available (see details below). Dinner purchase options available until Friday, August 5.

It’s been called the finest surf film ever made. When Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman’s iconic surf film Five Summer Stories premiered in 1972, it took the surfing world by storm. The film’s unusual format – a montage of five-plus exciting, controversial and beautiful vignettes or stories – perfectly captured a fractured era in which an explosion of creativity and revolutionary change was shaking down the old order, taking the sport of surfing into new and unknown territory. With its groundbreaking slow-motion surf cinematography, Five Summer Stories took the surf film genre to a new artistic level, inspiring a generation as it depicted the pure, innocent joy of surfing as symbolic of humankind’s best possibilities.

SUMMER SHORE SUPPER presented by The Peasant Grill

Pre-purchase a dinner prepared by The Peasant Grill to pick up at concessions when you arrive for the film!

There are two options you can purchase in addition to your film ticket at checkout:
  • Classic Shrimp Roll - house-made shrimp salad on a brioche long roll with Bibb lettuce
  • Raw Wrap (Vegan) - julienne vegetable, avocado, spring mix, and lemon red wine vinaigrette in a whole wheat wrap
Both options also include:
  • Orzo salad with roasted Jersey corn and tomato
  • Gazpacho
  • Macadamia white chocolate chip cookie
The orzo salad and gazpacho are vegan and gluten-free. Please call the Box Office at (609) 466-1964 if you require a gluten-free cookie substitution.

To purchase a Summer Shore Supper, add on the "Summer Shore Supper" shrimp or vegan options to your General Admission film ticket(s) at checkout.

The Summer Shore Supper option is available for purchase until Friday, August 5th.

The Art of Living Well series features inspiring films, speakers, and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning, and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.
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