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box_office.pngGreen Film Fest 2017: April 20-26

Join us for another week of new & compelling environmental films & filmmakers that spark green ideas. Explore our full line-up of over 70 films and more than 90 visiting filmmakers & guests.

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    Behind the Scenes at Opening Night of Green Film Fest 2017

    Green Film Fest 2017 kicked off Thursday night at the historic Castro Theater. Festival filmmakers and guests joined us for a special reception and the World Premiere of Mark Kitchell's new film Evolution of Organic.

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    Green Spotlight: New documentary directors with a depth of experience

    The San Francisco Green Film Festival aims to provide as varied a program as possible, giving voice to filmmakers with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, styles, and stories.

    This year, we have a cadre of directors with the newly minted credit of 'documentary film director' who are, in fact, old-hands at filmmaking. They may not have directed a feature length documentary before, but they've paid their dues as camera operators, editors, writers, actors and even directors of other film genres. 

    This means that while their films are infused with an invigorating energy, rookie director flaws are few and far between.


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    Green Spotlight: Returning Filmmakers

    The San Francisco Green Film Festival aims to provide as varied a program as possible, giving voice to filmmakers with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, styles, and stories.

    We feel a special affinity for those filmmakers who have created a splash with their work at past festivals, and are truly excited to see what these 'alums' will do next.

    This year, Green Film Fest welcomes back six directors with new and exciting offerings. We hope you love their newest efforts as much as we do.


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    Behind The Scenes: Filmmaker Dan Goldes

    Who isn't curious about what happens behind the scenes while making a film?


    'Sneak peak' installment number four brings the spotlight to filmmaker Dan Goldes, whose short, Arrested (Again), will be shown on Sunday, April 23, at 12:30 pm, in the Roxie.

    This film is particularly dear to SFGFF's heart for a number of important reasons.

    The obvious ones involve proximity: Goldes is our neighbor, a resident filmmaker in our own office building, the Ninth Street Independent Film Building; and the subject of his film, Karen Topakian, is on our screening committee.

    But perhaps more importantly, Goldes is a wonderful filmmaker, and Topakian is, just, kind of wonderful.

    A well known human rights activist. Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war.

    Goldes tells Topakian's story with both humor and heart.


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