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SF Premiere of PIPE DREAMS and panel discussion

November 17, 2011 @ 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM
SF Film Society | New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115
$15-$25 (sliding scale)
San Francisco Green Film Festival
(415) 742-1394
Photo Credit: Josh Lopez, courtesy of tarsandsaction on Flickr.

Photo Credit: Josh Lopez, courtesy of tarsandsaction on Flickr.

San Francisco Green Film Festival

presents the San Francisco Premiere screening of


by Academy Award® nominated director Leslie Iwerks

followed by panel discussion

PIPE DREAMS (USA, 2011, 40 min.)

Narrated by Daryl Hannah. Directed by Leslie Iwerks.

Across the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water, and their livelihood in what has become the most controversial environmental battle in the US today: The Keystone XL Pipeline.

Routed over 1,700 miles from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast, this pipeline is set to cross the country’s largest freshwater resource, the Ogallala Aquifer, and the fragile Sandhills of Nebraska. A spill along the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed route could threaten the water supply of millions, and pose devastating consequences to human health, livestock, agriculture, and endangered wildlife.

Leslie Iwerks is an Oscar® and Emmy® nominated documentary director and producer. Leslie’s 2010 feature documentary Dirty Oil, narrated by Neve Campbell, exposes the environmental and human rights issues in Alberta’s toxic oil sands, traces the environmental and social impacts of Canadian oil on both sides of the U.S. border. Leslie’s short film Downstream was short-listed for a 2008 Academy Award® and her documentary short film, Recycled Life, was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2006 and has won nine top film festival awards. Other recent films include Industrial Light & Magic-Creating the Impossible and The Pixar Story.

Further film information and trailer at pipedreamsdoc.com

Panelists include:
~ Leslie Iwerks, Writer, Director, Producer, PIPE DREAMS
~ Matt Leonard, Project Manager – Tar Sands Action, 350.org
~ Brant Olson, Freedom from Oil campaign director, Rainforest Action Network
~ Shirin Sadeghi (moderator), independent television/radio Producer and Host
~ Michael Watts, Professor of Geography and Development Studies, UC Berkeley

This is a benefit to support the work of the San Francisco Green Film Festival. sfgreenfilmfest.org

The SF Film Society | New People Cinema is located in Japantown on Post Street between Webster and Buchanan. Click for map.
It is close to MUNI lines 2, 3, 22, 38, & 38L.
The Japan Center Garage entrance is located right in front of the cinema on Post Street, and also be accessed from 1610 Geary Boulevard.

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