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THIN ICE: Free Screening & Discussion

When: July 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

Another chance to see this eye-opening film from the 2014 festival! Travel through the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with geologist Simon Lamb to get this insider’s view of the[...]

SFGFF Recommends: WATERMARK + filmmakers

When: April 18, 2014 – April 25, 2014 all-day
Where: Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Stunning new documentary WATERMARK opens April 18, 2014 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. MEET THE FILMMAKERS IN PERSON: Join Edward Burtynsky in person with SF Green[...]


When: August 12, 2013 @ 9:45 PM – 11:45 PM
Where: Piedmont Theater, 4186 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611, USA

Mickey Arbel, Israel’s magnetic ambassador to Cameroon, has worked tirelessly to fulfill his mission to bring Israel’s leading drip irrigation system to the rural villages of the impoverished West African nation. But something is not[...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: RAFEA SOLAR MAMMA

When: August 5, 2013 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Calfornia Theater, 2113 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Can an illiterate grandmother from Jordan become a solar engineer? Rafea says, “Yes!” She is a Bedouin woman who lives with her four daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border.[...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: AMERICAN COMMUNE

When: August 11, 2013 @ 11:40 PM – 1:45 AM
Where: Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610, USA

“How about just up and changing?” asks hippie holy man Stephen Gaskin. American Commune tells the story of the Farm, founded by a group led by Gaskin and his wife Ina May, godmother of the[...]

SFGFF co-presents at CAAMFest: THE LAND OF HOPE

When: March 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Where: Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Join us at this year’s stellar CAAMFest (March 14 – 24) for the SF Premiere of THE LAND OF HOPE. An earthquake and nuclear crisis forces two Japanese families to decide what is worth sacrificing[...]


When: April 5, 2013 @ 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Where: Goldman Theater, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Film screening and conversation with artist Jeffrey Long Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, PEOPLE OF A FEATHER takes the audience through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands[...]


When: November 16, 2012 @ 3:30 AM – 5:30 AM
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[...]

2nd Bay Area Science Festival

When: October 25, 2012 – November 6, 2012 all-day

What do you get when you mix hundreds of astronomers and scientists together with zombies, barbots, and chefs? An experiment in fun, that’s what! As the second annual Bay Area Science Festival returns October 25[...]

SFGFF presents: CAFETERIA MAN with Chef Tony Geraci

When: September 22, 2012 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Auditorium, 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

Bad school food meets its match! Join the SF Green Film Festival, MLK Jr. Middle School, and the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley for a special screening of the award-winning documentary “Cafeteria Man” with chef Tony Geraci.[...]