Join us for 'Shark Girl' this Halloween

This Halloween, join us for awe-inspiring new film Shark Girl & a celebration of our huge-jawed ocean friends. Mix & mingle, chat to shark experts, wear an ocean creature costume & enjoy a movie with us.

We’ve teamed up with non-profit Shark Stewards to bring you a spooktacular "Sharkoween". The culmination of Sharktober - an annual celebration of Great White Sharks migrating to the Bay Area.  

There's no doubt that sharks have a bad reputation. But these beautiful creatures need our protection.

When: Thursday, October 30

6pm   Mix & Mingle, including light refreshments

7pm   Film Screening & Discussion

Where: Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th Street (at Minna), San Francisco
2 blocks from Civic Center BART and Market St. MUNI

Advance online tickets sales have now ended.

Tickets will be available at the door!

Doors open at 6pm.


Shark GirlShark Girl

(Gisela Kaufmann, Australia, 2014, 58 min)

Conservationist, filmmaker, activist, delinquent – 20-year-old Madison Stewart has been called many things, but to her friends she’s simply 'shark girl'. Growing up on the Great Barrier Reef, Madison soon realized the creature she loves most is disappearing fast. Every year up to 80,000 sharks are killed in this UNESCO World Heritage Site for cheap fish steaks and luxury shark fin soup. Turning passion into action, she sets out to stop the slaughter and shatter our perception of these alleged man-eaters. Shark Girl is a powerful wake-up call and a moving record of one determined young women to save the animal she loves, but most others fear.

After the screening, join a discussion with David McGuire, Executive Director of Shark Stewards at Earth Island Institute, to find out more about our local sharks - including Great Whites! - and shark conservation projects in the Bay Area.

Photo: Madison Stewart filming tiger shark © Ernst Stewart


Shark GirlTICKET INFORMATION

Advance Tickets: $12 general admission // $11 student/senior/disabled

At the Door: $15 // $14 (cash only)

Ticket includes reception in the lobby with food & beverages. Space is limited so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Proceeds benefit the environmental education programs of SF Green Film Festival and Shark Stewards.

 Photo © Kaufmann Productions Pty Ltd

Advance online tickets sales have now ended.

Tickets will be available at the door!

Doors open at 6pm.

 

THANK YOU EVENT SPONSORS!

Marlo's Bake ShopRainbow GrocerySierra Nevada BreweryTrinity Oaks

Many thanks to Kaufmann Productions Pty Ltd for making this screening possible.


TAKE ACTION FOR SHARKS

Shark Girl’s blog: sharkgirlfl

Shark Girl on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Shark-Girl

Shark Girl is coming to the Smithsonian Channel: smithsonianchannel.com/shark-girlShark Stewards

Shark Stewards: Find info on Bay Area Shark conservation projects and Sharktober events; join a shark-spotting trip to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary; download a Sharkfin Activism Toolkit; adopt a local shark; donate; volunteer and more at: sharkstewards.org

Sharks at Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary with maps, science, and video & photo galleries of shark awesomeness: sanctuaries.noaa.gov/sharkweek

Local sevengill shark conservation projects at Aquarium of the Bay: aquariumofthebay.org/conservation

2011 California law protecting against shark finning: thankyouocean.org/new-california-law-protects-sharks-against-brutal-finning

Global "Say No to Shark Fin" campaign: www.wildaid.org/sharks

Short film about sharks in SF Bay: