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2013 Film Festival Program

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The 2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival includes 50 films from around the globe, with over 70 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers covering environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water, and art in the environment.

The festival takes place Thursday, May 30 through Wednesday, June 5, 2013 ending appropriately on United Nation’s World Environment Day. Tickets are $12 per screening, $100 for a weekend pass, or $200 for a full pass to the festival’s over 50 films and events.

The Festival will open on Thursday, May 30 with Rebels With A Cause from acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto. The film celebrates the compelling and epic story of those who fought to save the Marin County coast and will usher in a week of special events, discussion panels, workshops, and educational programs.

Highlights Include:

~ Opening Night SF Premiere of Rebels With A Cause.

~ SF Premiere of Bidder 70 with filmmakers Beth and George Gage and special guest Tim DeChristopher in attendance, following his release from prison on April 21, 2013. Discover DeChristopher’s extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability.

~ SF Premiere of Dear Governor Cuomo with director Jon Bowermaster. Watch incredible acts of ‘fracktivism’ in the push for a ban on fracking in New York State. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more.

~ SF Premiere of Mark Decena’s Watershed with special guest Jamie Redford in attendance.

~ West Coast Premiere of Tiny – A Story About Living Small with filmmakers Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith. Learn about the tiny house movement in a special outdoor screening at SPUR Urban Center.

~ Centerpiece screening and Northern California Premiere of More Than Honey, a dazzling in-depth look at honeybee colonies from Academy-Award nominated director Markus Imhoof.

~ Spotlight of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers And Tides, 2001) with SF Premieres of two new feature films, Breathing Earth and Garden In The Sea.

~ Kalyanee Mam’s A River Changes Course, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Winner at Sundance 2013.

~ Closing Night SF Premiere of Andrew Garrison’s Trash Dance on UN World Environment Day, June 5.

The festival’s main venue and headquarters is New People Cinema in Japantown. Other Festival Venues Include: Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Superfrog Gallery in Japantown, and SPUR Urban Center.

About the San Francisco Green Film Festival
The San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF) is the West Coast’s leading destination for groundbreaking and compelling films on the urgent environmental issues of our time. Our mission is to educate and connect communities through forward-thinking programs of environmental films and discussions. Launched in 2011, SFGFF presents an annual film festival each spring, along with year-round community screenings and events in the San Francisco Bay Area. SFGFF brings critical and contemporary environmental issues to local audiences and highlights the vital work of our many partners, including local businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations. Since 2011, we’ve partnered with over 30 community organizations, presented over 150 programs, and inspired over 5,000 attendees.