Produced by Macgillivray Freeman Films
Score by Steve Wood and Honk
Perhaps the most successful 16mm-released sports
film ever made, FIVE SUMMER STORIES
also becamea cult-film classic because of its avant-garde photographic and editing style and its controversial tone. Financed, produced, directed, photographed and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films, FIVE SUMMER STORIES played in theatres through-out the country for seven consecutive years (1972 to 1979). The film’s phenomenal success was due in part to the sound exhibition techniques
that were advanced for their time; theatres were equipped by MacGillivray Freeman with new dynamic range speakers, powerful amplifiers and a “double-system” projection to offer audiences a sound quality previously unheard in film
theatres. The film set commercial theatre house records in almost every location.