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Sept 12 SFGFF presents: work in progress screening – PELICAN DREAMS with Judy Irving

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 […]

Aug 8 SFGFF co-presents: MINDS IN THE WATER

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 gather support from professional surfers, seek guidance from Sea Shepherd’s […]

World Premiere: WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?

Fri 03.02 // 5:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI? Mary Liz Thomson and Darryl Cherney USA, 2012, 93 mins. World Premiere, commemorating the 15th anniversary of Judi Bari’s death on March 2, 1997. In person: Mary Liz Thomson & Darryl Cherney, filmmakers; Elyse Katz, Exec. Producer; Sheila Laffey, […]

USA Premiere: WAKING THE GREEN TIGER

Sat 03.03 // 5:30 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. WAKING THE GREEN TIGER – THE RISE OF A GREEN MOVEMENT IN CHINA Gary Marcuse Canada, 2011, 78 min. In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles. USA Premiere. In person: Gary Marcuse, Director; Betsy Carson, Producer; Peter Bosshard. Policy Director, International Rivers; Katy […]

SF Premiere: YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED ~ double bill with classic film LOCAL HERO

Fri 03.02 // 7:45 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED Anthony Baxter UK, 2011, 95 min. San Francisco Premiere. In person: Anthony Baxter Special Double Bill Presentation with LOCAL HERO! Buy Tickets A rare and interesting combination of investigative journalism and activist filmmaking, You’ve Been Trumped adds a few drops […]

SF Premiere: MINDS IN THE WATER

Sun 03.04 // 7:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. MINDS IN THE WATER Justin Krumb USA, 2011, 90 min. San Francisco Premiere. In Person: Justin Krumb, Director; Jonny Vasic, Producer; Kyle Thiermann, Surfer and 2011 Brower Youth Award Winner Buy Tickets 5 years in the making, this beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer […]

San Francisco Premiere: SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH ~ with ‘Sushi, Sustainability, and the Fate of Fish’ panel

Sat 03.03 // 1:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH Mark Hall USA, 2011, 75 min. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. San Francisco Premiere. In Person: Mark Hall Buy Tickets How did sushi become a global cuisine? What started as a time honored reverence of fish is […]

USA Premiere: ALMA ~ Director’s Choice

Sun 03.04 // 5:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. ALMA Patrick Rouxel France, 2011, 65 mins. Director’s Choice. USA Premiere. Buy Tickets Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. Since 2003, Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his […]

San Francisco Premiere: GREEN FIRE: ALDO LEOPOLD AND A LAND ETHIC FOR OUR TIME

Mon 03.05 // 5:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. GREEN FIRE: ALDO LEOPOLD AND A LAND ETHIC FOR OUR TIME Ann and Steven Dunsky USA, 2011, 74 min. San Francisco Premiere. In Person: Ann and Steven Dunsky, filmmakers; Cella Mitchell, Wallace Stegner Environmental Librarian, San Francisco Public Library Buy Tickets Local filmmakers […]

Centerpiece: THE CITY DARK

CENTERPIECE SCREENING Sat 03.03 // 8:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. THE CITY DARK Ian Cheney USA, 2011, 84 min. In Person: Ian Cheney Buy Tickets Filmmaker Ian Cheney ponders what the impact of a world without night would be. Having moved from Maine to New York City, Cheney discovers himself in […]