The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez


Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Tue, Aug 23, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):101
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Gerry Lopez
Director:Stacey Peralta
Executive Producer:Evan Hayes
Alex Lowther
Producer(s):Monika McClure
Screenwriter:Mark Monroe
Music By:Ric Markmann
Matter Music
Dan Pinella
Editor:Paul Crowder


The path to enlightenment begins at the world’s deadliest wave.

From award-winning documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta comes Patagonia’s THE YIN & YANG OF GERRY LOPEZ, a film that lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes. While “Mr. Pipeline” is famously known for his calm demeanor in the tube, Gerry built his career with aggressive surfing that left behind a trail of blood and tears.

Gerry is as radical as he is Zen; he transcends categorization. He’s one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time, an entrepreneur, a family man, a movie star and a lifelong yogi who brought surfing to new frontiers. His influence on modern surfing is immeasurable. For the first time, his story is being told in full.

Join the screening of THE YIN & YANG OF GERRY LOPEZ for a rousing conversation and Maverick Spirit Award presentation to the iconic surfer Gerry Lopez. Lopez will captivate in a live stream conversation and share experiences working on the film, as well as from his life as a maverick surfing legend.

Cinequest’s highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, reflects the best of the worlds of innovation and artistry. Cinequest’s highest award has been received by J.J. Abrams, Tatiana Maslany, Nicolas Cage, Sir Ian McKellen, Rosario Dawson, Harrison Ford, Michael Keaton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Spike Lee, Elle Fanning, Gemma Arterton and Neil Gaiman.