// 2014 Festival

The 2014 Festival, May 29 – June 4, is right around the corner and we’re thrilled to make several exciting announcements about this year’s line-up. Our team is now hard at work putting the final touches on our 2014 program to bring you seven days of outstanding documentary films that will inspire, excite and activate your green core.

Dates to remember:
April 22 – Festival passes & voucher packs on sale
April 27 – Full program tickets on sale to 2014 Kickstarter backers
April 29 – Full program announcement and all tickets on sale to general public

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Emptying the SkiesSF Premiere: EMPTYING THE SKIES

Based on Jonathan Franzen’s essay in The New Yorker, this powerful documentary shows the secret struggle to save the millions of songbirds that are illegally poached each year in the Mediterranean. Expected guests at the May 30 West Coast Premiere include director Roger Kass, Andrea Rutigliano of CABS (Committee Against Bird Slaughter) and author Jonathan Franzen. Watch trailer >>

2014 Festival Theme: WATER IN THE WEST

As California faces its worst drought in decades, the 2014 Festival will present a series of films and discussion on our most precious resource: water. The series includes five new, international feature films and a special 40th Anniversary screening of classic film CHINATOWN on May 31, based in part on real events that formed the California Water Wars.


Join us on June 4 to wrap-up the festival with the SF Premiere of WRENCHED, the story of how Edward Abbey lit the flame of environmental activism and gave the movement its soul. Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation which will carry Ed Abbey’s legacy into the 21st century. Watch trailer >>

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