September 28 // 12:00-2:00pm // Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch // Can People and Endangered Species Live Together? SFGFF and the San Francisco Public Library present a film that deals with the dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation. Join us for a FREE lunchtime screening of BUTTERFLIES & BULLDOZERS and a […]
September 22 // 7:00pm // Delancey Street Theater, 600 Embarcadero // “Funny and moving and unforgettable” ~ Ric O’Barry “Charming…a gorgeous and provocative film” ~ The Seattle Times Set on the rugged coast of Vancouver Island and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, THE WHALE describes what happens when Luna, a baby Orca, gets separated from his […]
June 29 // 6:15pm // San Francisco Public Library Main Branch // Here’s your opportunity to see 2011 festival film GREEN by Patrick Rouxel one more time. This multi-award winning film explores the devastating impacts of logging and the palm oil industry on Orang-utan habitat in Indonesia.
SFGFF will screen the West Coast premiere of veteran Canadian documentarian Ron Mann’s IN THE WAKE OF THE FLOOD, a film about iconic Canadian writer and environmental activist Margaret Atwood. Atwood will join the festival audience for a live satellite Q&A after the screening. On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood […]
We’re thrilled to be hosting the Bay Area Premiere of filmmaker Patrick Rouxel’s multi award-winning documentary, GREEN, following ‘Green’, a female orang-utan which is the victim of deforestation and and resource exploitation in Indonesia. The film is an emotional journey with Green’s final days. It is a visual ride presenting the treasures of rainforest biodiversity […]
Drill, baby, spill: On Sept 30 we’re screening Jon Bowermaster’s film SOLA: LOUISIANA WATER STORIES at the California Academy of Sciences ‘Nightlife’ special H2O edition. Jon arrived in Louisiana in July 2008 to make a film about the relationship between man and water, and could never have predicted his reportage would end with the planet’s biggest ecological disaster […]
On June 5th, SFGFF presented our first ever (!) film screening as part of World Oceans Day 2010 in an event with Sea Stewards, SurfRider and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed our screening of Ramin Bahrani’s wonderful award-winning film PLASTIC BAG, with Werner Herzog as the […]