The Beach Boys Hold ‘Family Reunion’ in Clip From Band’s Documentary

Director Frank Marshall brings Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and more back to Paradise Cove in this exclusive excerpt from The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys hold a “family reunion” at the same spot where their Surfin’ Safari was photographed in this exclusive clip from the upcoming Disney+ documentary about the trailblazing group.

In The Beach Boys clip from 2023 — and premiering on the 58th anniversary of the release of Pet Sounds — director Frank Marshall gathers the group’s Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine at California’s Paradise Cover, where the cover of their 1962 debut album was captured; Marshall even conjured up the original surfboard featured on the cover.

“The fact that this group came along and put lyrics and harmony to surf music, the Beach Boys sound is the sound of joy, so I thought it would be sort of poetic for the Beach Boys getting together where it all started,” Marshall says in the clip.

“The whole day was so joyful and memorable, it was really like a family reunion.”


The Beach Boys was directed by Marshall and Thom Zimny and features new interviews with surviving members Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, and Bruce Johnston. There will also be contributions from former band members Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar, as well as the band’s contemporaries and artists they went on to inspire — like Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Tedder, and Don Was — plus archival interviews with late Beach Boys Carl and Dennis Wilson (who died in 1998 and 1983, respectively).

An official soundtrack featuring songs from the film will hit streaming services on May 24, the same day the documentary arrives on Disney+.

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