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Patagonia’s “The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez” directed by Stacy Peralta.

EarthX Film Festival 2022, set to take place May 12-15 in the Dallas Arts District, will close out the Festival on Sunday, May 15 with Patagonia’s The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez from award-winning documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta.

The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez 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, and for the first time, his story is being told in full.

Director Stacy Peralta is one of the most influential skateboarders in the sport’s history. He along with George Powell formed Powell Peralta, then the leading manufacturer of skateboard related products. In 2000, Peralta wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) which won both the prestigious Directors Award and the Audience Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. The screening of The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with Gerry Lopez and Stacy Peralta.

The evening begins with a performance by Jamestown Revival. The popular American rock duo led by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance hailing from Magnolia, Texas. Following the performance, the Festival will present Mylo, a short film directed by Chris Burkard. Mylo Fowler grew up on the Navajo reservation, raised by its red dirt and wild horses. When a spiritual elder’s prophecy upends his entire vision of the future, Mylo enters the unknown to discover his rightful place in the world. Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mylo Fowler and Chris Burkard.

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