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When: November 15, 2012 @ 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Shattuck Cinema, 2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

Once upon a time, there was a documentary called BANANAS!* (SFGFF 2011) about conditions at a Dole-owned banana plantation in Nicaragua. But this is not that movie. This movie is about what happened after Dole decided it was going to squash BANANAS!* –by any means necessary. What follows is a story that’s both incredibly thrilling [...]

SFGFF & 3rd-i co-present: THE ISLAND PRESIDENT

When: September 19, 2012 @ 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco,CA 94110, USA

Another chance to see our 2012 Opening Night Film at the SF International South Asian Film Festival, Sept 19-23, 2012. This year’s festival brings over 20 films from 9 different countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Canada, South Africa, UK and USA. THE ISLAND PRESIDENT Jon Shenk, USA/Maldives, 2012, 101 mins Information [...]


When: August 8, 2012 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco,CA 94102, USA

MINDS IN THE WATER Justin Krumb, USA, 2011, 90 min. 5 years in the making, this beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s path to protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Rasta’s latest campaign – a 660km sailing expedition along Australia’s Gold Coast – provides the backdrop for this evolution. His quest to [...]

Free online screening: JUST DO IT – A TALE OF MODERN DAY OUTLAWS

When: April 30, 2012 (all-day)

FREE 24hr online screening of UK direct action doc JUST DO IT (Closing Night film of SFGFF 2012) this MONDAY 4/30: occupy.com! http://justdoitfilm.com/watch-just-do-it-for-free-with-occupy-com Pls repost.

Free Screening: JUST DO IT + Q&A with director Emily James

When: April 25, 2012 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: New Nothing Cinema, 16 Sherman St, San Francisco,CA 94103, USA

TONIGHT! Another chance to see festival closing night film JUST DO IT- the direct action doc from the UK – in an evening of rabble-rousing courtesy of Rising Tide North America. Join us at 8pm at the New Nothing Cinema plus Q&A with director Emily James! Check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/zavTd31qxho https://www.facebook.com/events/386711421362435/


When: April 22, 2012 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco,CA 94103, USA

SFGFF co-presents: ONE DAY ON EARTH Global Screening Event with filmmaker Q&A Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 PM Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, SF Buy Tickets >> Be a part of cinema history this Earth Day and join countries around the world in the global screening of One Day on Earth, the first film made [...]

Envision 2012

When: April 16, 2012 – April 17, 2012 (all-day)
Where: Ford Foundation, 320 E 43rd St, New York,NY 10017, USA

Executive Director Rachel Caplan will be in New York to represent SFGFF at Envision 2012: Stories for a Sustainable Future, hosted by the Independent Filmmaker Project and the United Nations Department of Public Information at the Ford Foundation. The conference focuses on how storytelling and documentary film can be powerful tools in building a better [...]


When: April 13, 2012 – April 19, 2012 (all-day)

See The Island President on the big screen! The film continues this weekend and thru next week at the Landmark Theatres Lumiere Cinema in San Francisco, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man [...]

Earth Day SF

When: April 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Civic Center Plaza, Opera Plaza, San Francisco,CA 94102, USA

Be a part of San Francisco’s largest Earth Day celebration. www.earthdaysf.org

Free screening: WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?

When: March 26, 2012 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Occupy Oakland

Occupy Oakland free outdoor screening Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway, Oakland Rain venue: The Hold Out, 2313 San Pablo (23rd Street), Oakland Another chance to see this festival favorite about the 1990 Oakland car bombing of Earth First! organizers Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney and the FBI’s & OPD’s attempt to frame them. Info [...]

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