Drill, baby, spill: On Sept 30 we’re screening Jon Bowermaster’s film SOLA: LOUISIANA WATER STORIES at the California Academy of Sciences ‘Nightlife’ special H2O edition. Jon arrived in Louisiana in July 2008 to make a film about the relationship between man and water, and could never have predicted his reportage would end with the planet’s biggest ecological disaster – the ongoing oil spill polluting the Gulf of Mexico.
Film Info: www.jonbowermaster.com/dispatches/sola/
Event Info & Tickets: www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife
Join us to celebrate the launch of the 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival, March 3-6, 2011, with a pre-screening and kick-off party on November 30 at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.
Be the first to see a sneak peek of some of our most inspiring films, hear about the great line-up of films and guests, make new festival friends, and have the opportunity to buy your all-access festival pass!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street (between Mission & Howard. 2 blocks from Civic Center BART)
San Francisco, CA 94103
6:00 – 7:00pm Drinks and networking
7:00 – 9:00pm Film screening: a lively selection of short films and trailers for the upcoming SF Green Film Festival, including:
PLASTIC STATE OF MIND
Ben Zolno, USA, 3 mins
with friends from the ‘Rethink Plastics’ campaign and rapper AshEl in person
THE KRILL IS GONE
Matt Briggs, USA, 4 mins
Winner, Best Children’s Film, BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2010
with writer Clark Taylor in person
DARK SIDE OF THE LENS
Mickey Smith, UK, 6 mins
Winner, Best Short Film, New York Surf Film Festival 2010
Jeremey Seifert, USA , 39 mins
Winner of too many festival awards to mention here! Inspired by a curiosity about our country’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food – resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action. Watch the trailer below or find out more at www.divethefilm.com
Tickets are available on a sliding scale. The suggested donation is $10-$20. All proceeds will help bring films and filmmakers to the first-ever festival in March 2011. Space is very limited so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your support!
Support the festival: send a Specialty’s Cookiegram with code “sfgreen”.
home page photo credit: THE KRILL IS GONE by Matt Briggs
Don’t miss the official pre-parties for both the SF Green Festival and Noisepop at the California Academy of Sciences “Nightlife” on Thursday, February 17 – with live music, films, and DJs! Catch a sneak peek of the 2011 film festival line-up, dance to some of San Francisco’s most popular DJs, enjoy food and cocktails, and mingle while you delve into the world-class exhibits and get up close and personal with aquarium critters. 21+. Info and tickets at calacademy.org/events/nightlife
Join us on Saturday, April 23 to celebrate Earth Day SF in Civic Center Plaza in front of San Francisco’s City Hall where we will be screening a selection of the festival’s short film highlights in the Green Film Dome.
The FREE short film programs will run all day and include:
Albino Redwoods | KQED Quest 2010
Bee Man | Robert Lendrum, Morris Lum, Drew Ferguson 2008
Bottom of the River | Alasdair Brotherston, Jock Mooney 2009
Caribbean Marine Etiquette | Ziggy Livnat 2010
Dark Side of the Lens | Mickey Smith 2010
Darkened Horizons | Karen Aqua, Ken Field 2010
Garbage Angels | Pierre Trudeau 2008
The Herd | Ken Wardrop 2008
The Hidden Life Of The Burrowing Owl | Mike Roush 2008
Lost and Found | Philip Hunt 2008
Skylight | David Baas 2009
Varmints | Marc Craste 2008
… and many more!
Earth Day SF is a free public event focused on helping our community take action steps toward creating eco-sustainable solutions to our local and global ecological challenges. This multi-cultural music festival and sustainable living roadshow featuring international keynote speakers on multiple stages and eco-zones. Line-up and more info at www.earthdaysf.com
Find our table next to the Green Film Dome to meet with the festival team and pick-up a festival t-shirt or bag!
Here’s your opportunity to see 2011 festival film GREEN by Patrick Rouxel one more time. This multi-award winning film explores the devastating impacts of logging and the palm oil industry on Orang-utan habitat in Indonesia.
Harry Shearer IN PERSON after the 7:00 pm & before the 9:00 pm shows!
In 2005, a disaster struck New Orleans. In THE BIG UNEASY, humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented. Shearer speaks to the tireless investigators and experts who poked through the muck and uncovers a courageous whistle-blower from the Army Corps of Engineers. His dogged pursuit of facts reveals that some of the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the “new” New Orleans from future peril.
Click here for more info, trailer, showtimes and tickets.
A huge hit at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the kaleidoscope of clips and mind boggling animation in this wide-ranging documentary are so entertaining one could happily watch it with the sound off. But it would be a shame to miss Tiffany Shlain’s meditations on modern life and technology. The Bay Area–based filmmaker delves into everything from the honeybee crisis to her household’s weekly “technology shabbat” to her father’s struggle with brain cancer, all in an effort to understand our need to connect.
The director will attend the 7/23 screening.
Screening as part of the 31st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, taking place July 21-August 8, 2011 in theaters throughout the Bay Area. For information, tickets, and full schedule visit www.sfjff.org or call 415-621-0523
Another chance to see our popular 2011 Opening Night film BAG IT. We are partnering with SFPL GreenStacks and SF Department of the Environment to present five neighborhood library branch screenings and a grand finale screening at the Main Branch at Civic Center.
Follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he travels through our entangled plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with everything plastic. What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags in this humorous and insightful film.
The FREE screenings will include intros and experts.
July 5 // 7:00 pm ~ West Portal Branch Library
July 9 // 2:00 pm ~ Portola Branch Library
July 13 // 6:30 pm ~ Mission Bay Branch Library
July 18 // 7:00 pm ~ Western Addition Branch Library
July 26 // 6:30 pm ~ Anza Branch Library
July 28 // 5:45 pm ~ Main Branch Library
Another chance to see many of the brilliant short films from the 2011 San Francisco Green Film Festival!
Join us on Wednesday, September 14 to celebrate A Common Green at the Bently Reserve where we will be screening a selection of the festival’s short film highlights in the Farallon Room.
The free film program will run throughout the event and includes:
SKYLIGHT, David Baas, Canada 2009, 5 min
THE HERD, Ken Wardrop, Ireland 2008, 4 min
DARK SIDE OF THE LENS, Mickey Smith, UK 2010, 6 min
PLASTIC STATE OF MIND, Ben Zolno, USA 2010, 3 min
HOW YOUR MONEY WORKS, Tobias Knipf & Andreas Kronbeck, Germany 2010, 3 min
GARBAGE ANGELS, Pierre Trudeau, Canada 2008, 6 min
PLASTIC & GLASS, Tessa Joosse, France 2009, 10 min
VARMINTS, Marc Craste, UK 2008, 24 min
At A Common Green, San Francisco’s leading nonprofits, foundations, and businesses will gather under one roof for an extraordinary chance to meet face-to-face. Sponsored by the Bently Reserve, Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants, Back to Earth Organic Catering, and the Business Council on Climate Change [BC3], A Common Green is a meeting of minds for the Bay Area’s environmental communities and leaders, giving them the chance to join their efforts in improving the quality of life for San Francisco. The possibilities for new partnerships, projects, and initiatives are endless — but the goal for a greener future is common to all of the participants! More info at http://acommongreen.com/
Find our table in the Farallon Room next to the Banking Hall to meet with the festival team and pick-up a festival t-shirt or bag!
The event is free but all participants must register to attend; space is limited. Please register at http://acommongreen.com/ to receive an invitation and confirmation via email a week before the event.
All attendees are encouraged to take public transportation to the event. Bently Reserve is located at 301 Battery Street near the Embarcadero MUNI / Bart station.
“Funny and moving and unforgettable” ~ Ric O’Barry
“Charming…a gorgeous and provocative film” ~ The Seattle Times
Set on the rugged coast of Vancouver Island and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, THE WHALE describes what happens when Luna, a baby Orca, gets separated from his family and unexpectedly starts making contact with people, leading to an astonishing story, full of laughter and drama, about the mysteries, the dangers – and the promise – of friendship across forbidden boundaries. www.thewhalemovie.com/
Film is rated G and appropriate for all ages.
Public Transportation strongly encouraged.
Conveniently located on Muni N & T lines.
$6 Public Parking available at Pier 30/32.