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Highly praised surf film to be screened on one night only

COAST CITIES — Filmmaker Jack McCoy is releasing his latest film, which is being praised as the “greatest surfing story ever told,” “A Deeper Shade of Blue” into select theaters for a special one-night only showing March 28 at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast to nearly 350 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

McCoy, producer of epic surfing films for the last 40 years, has created his most iconic picture yet with “A Deeper Shade of Blue,” which explores the epic nature of the sport; its roots; the history of surfing culture, and the technology of the surfboard.

It also describes how two female surfers played a largely significant role in surfing’s rise to worldwide fame — Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani, who resurrected surfing in the late 1800s and Malibu surfing legend Kathy Kohner aka “Gidget,” who brought surfing to the masses in the late 1950s. The film also features the Queen of Makaha, Rell Sunn, who was the first female lifeguard in Hawaii and started the Women’s Professional Surfing Association.

“It’s an incredible honor to bring my latest love letter to the sport and culture of surfing to the big screen,” said McCoy. “With so many fellow surfers, musicians and fans contributing their passion to this unique story, it’s going to be an unforgettable night.”

“’A Deeper Shade of Blue’ will give audiences a front-row seat to the world’s oceans in all their glory, with some of the biggest waves, fearless surfers and eye-opening stories from the entire history of surfing,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom Events.

McCoy’s 25 film credits, including “Storm Riders,” “Occy,” and “Blue Horizons,” have made him a star in the surf world. For more information about “A Deeper Shade of Blue,” visit


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