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SFGFF at SF DocFest: THE LAST OCEAN

When: June 23, 2013 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz,CA 95062, USA

The little-known Ross Sea of Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last “living laboratory” that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. As the film’s stunning cinematography suggests, it’s also a place of remote and wild beauty. But fishing vessels have begun to [...]

SFGFF at SF DocFest: THE LAST OCEAN

When: June 18, 2013 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco,CA 94103, USA

The little-known Ross Sea of Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last “living laboratory” that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. As the film’s stunning cinematography suggests, it’s also a place of remote and wild beauty. But fishing vessels have begun to [...]

SFGFF at SF DocFest: THE LAST OCEAN

When: June 14, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco,CA 94103, USA

The little-known Ross Sea of Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last “living laboratory” that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. As the film’s stunning cinematography suggests, it’s also a place of remote and wild beauty. But fishing vessels have begun to [...]

Free Earth Day Screening: THE ISLAND PRESIDENT

When: April 23, 2013 @ 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco,CA 94102, USA

Bay Area filmmaker Jon Shenk spends a year with President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives as he confronts a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced – the literal survival of his country and everyone in it, due to the devastating impacts of climate change. Witness the first chapter of his global [...]

SFGFF presents: PEOPLE OF A FEATHER

When: April 4, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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 in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck. Recreations of traditional [...]

SFGFF recommends: CHASING ICE

When: November 23, 2012 – December 13, 2012 (all-day)

CHASING ICE is the story of acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of his first trip to Iceland, Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. Follow Balog as he begins deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras [...]

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 [...]

Free screening: BAG IT

When: August 23, 2012 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco,CA 94102, USA

There’s another opportunity to view Festival 2011 Opening Night film BAG IT at the San Francisco Public Library on Thursday, August 23. This film will change your life! Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away”? Where do the bags and other [...]

SFGFF presents: PELICAN DREAMS with Judy Irving

When: September 12, 2012 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th St, San Francisco,CA 94103, USA

Join us on Wednesday, September 12, with award-winning, Bay Area documentary filmmaker Judy Irving who will show excerpts from her work-in-progress film PELICAN DREAMS about the most enigmatic of our local birds, the Brown Pelican. Judy directed THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL but her love for Brown Pelicans goes even further back: “Because pelicans [...]

SFGFF & SFPL co-present: MINDS IN THE WATER

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 [...]

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