2015 Films by Theme

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Changing Cities Films

Bikes_vs_Cars_01_-_WEB.jpgBikes vs. Cars

Fredrik Gertten, Sweden, 2015, 90 min

Bikes are changing the cities around us. Bikes vs. Cars investigates this daily traffic battle in Sao Paulo & Los Angeles. 

May 28, 6:00pm (Reception) 8:00pm (Film)

 


Museum_of_the_Hidden_City_-_WEB.jpgWalking Cinema: Museum of the Hidden City

Michael Epstein, 2015, 60min

A 'live' documentary about San Francisco’s struggles for equitable housing policies amidst a whirlwind downtown revitalization.

May 29, 9:15pm, 518 Valencia. Free Event.

 

 

 

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A Dangerous Game

Anthony Baxter, UK, 2014, 102 Min

Rapacious developers are using golf as a smokescreen to build massive luxury resorts that end up costing the earth.

May 30, 7:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

Beyond_Recognition_-_Mission_Crowd_-_WEB.jpgChanging Cities (Shorts Program)

The Bay Area is seeing its own growth spurt. Uncover stories of environmental change and community power here in San Francisco and Oakland.

May 31, 12:30pm, Roxie Theater 

 

 

The_Chinese_Mayor_01_-_WEB.jpgThe Chinese Mayor

Zhou Hao, China, 2015, 86 min

Mayor Geng Yanbo is pulling down one of the world’s dirtiest cities to recreate its glorious past, but at the cost of relocating 140,000 households. 

May 31, 3:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

 

Slums_01_-_WEB.jpgSlums: Cities of Tomorrow

Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Canada, 2013, 83 min

From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

June 2, 6:00pm, Roxie Theater

Road to Paris Films

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Oil & Water

Francine Strickwerda, Laurel Spellman Smith, USA/Ecuador, 2014, 78 min

Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Both want to protect the Amazon from the devastation of oil. 

May 29, 6:00pm, Roxie Theater.

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Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste

Christopher Beaver, USA, 2014, 59 min

San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Meet the inventive & enthusiastic characters across the city turning trash into resources.

May 29, 8:30 pm, Roxie Theater

 

Dirt_Rich_-_LO_RES.pngDirt Rich (Work In Progress)

Marcy Cravat, USA, 2015

Dirt Rich explores strategies around the world to prevent runaway global warming - and soil could be the surprising answer. 

May 30, 1:15pm, 518 Valencia. Free event.

 

 

How_to_Change_the_World_-_copyright_Robert_Keziere_-_WEB.jpgHow to Change the World

Jerry Rothwell, UK,/Canada, 2015, 112 min

The adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

May 30, 6:30pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

 

ThuleTuvalu_01-_WEB_(1).jpgThuleTuvalu

Matthias Von Gunten, Switzerland/Tuvalu/Greenland, 2014, 96 min

Climate change is already a reality, it is changing the entire existence for people in Thule & Tuvalu.

June 1, 6:15 pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Black_Ice_-_Court_Room_-_WEB.jpgBlack Ice

Maarten van Rouveroy, Netherlands, 2014, 53 min

When Greenpeace set sail to protest oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, no-one on board knew an international dispute was on the horizon.

June 2, 12 pm, SF Public Library. Free event.

 

 

 

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Landfill Harmonic

Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, USA, 2014, 84 min

The world sends them garbage and they send back music. The Orchestra takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world.

June 3, 6:00 pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

 

Racing_Extinction_3.jpgRacing Extinction

Louie Psihoyos, USA, 2015, 94 min

Academy Award-winning The Cove director Louie Psihoyos bears witness to another global problem—mankind's role in precipitating mass extinction.

June 3, 8:30 pm, Roxie Theater

Wildlife Films

The_Edge_of_the_Wild_01_-_WEB_(1).jpgThe Edge of the Wild

Gail Mallimson, USA, 2015, 60 min

Bay Area filmmaker Gail Mallimson follows the struggle to save rare butterflies against luxury housing on San Bruno mountain.

May 30, 4 pm, Roxie Theater.

 

 

Silent_Running_-_WEB.jpgSilent Running

Douglas Trumbull, USA, 1972, 89 min

Science Fiction lets us re-imagine our future. In Silent Running we see a world after the end of all botanical life on Earth.

May 30, 9:30pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

 

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In Between Mountains and Oceans

Masaaki Miyazawa, Japan, 2014, 79 min

Inspired by the sacred ceremony of Shikinen Sengu at Ise Jingu, Japanese photographer Masaaki Miyazawa’s film is a meditation on our connection with nature.

May 31, 1:00pm, Little Roxie Theater

 

Fire_Next_Time_-_Evergreen_Road_-_WEB.jpgThe Fire Next Time (Work In Progress)

Stephen Most and Kevin White, USA

The Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013, exposing the impacts of high intensity wildfires on watersheds, wildlife & carbon.

May 31, 12.30pm, 518 Valencia. Free event.

 

 

 

 

Racing_Extinction_3.jpgRacing Extinction

Louie Psihoyos, USA, 2015, 90 min

Academy Award-winning The Cove director Louie Psihoyos bears witness to another global problem—mankind's role in precipitating mass extinction.

June 3, 8:30 pm, Roxie Theater

Future of Food Films

Oakland_Originals_01_(screenshot)_-_WEB.jpgFood For Thought (Shorts Program)

We love food. We love food that is in sync with the environment even more. Bringing you edible stories from backyards, fields, oceans and all the way to your plate. 

May 30, 1:30pm, Roxie Theater.

 

 

 

 

My_Name_is_Salt_-_Salt_-_WEB.jpgMy Name is Salt

Farida Pacha, Switzerland/India, 2013, 92 min

A lyrical and poetic film showing what it takes to to make the whitest salt in the world.

May 31, 6:00pm, Roxie Theater.

 

 

That_Sugar_Film_-_Damon_-_WEB.jpgThat Sugar Film

Damon Gameau, Australia, 2014, 101 min

One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar.

May 31, 5:30pm, Roxie Theater.

 

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Ke Chin-Yuan, Taiwan, 2014, 57 min

There is an increasing tension in Taiwan between industry and agriculture as wastewater pollution contaminates the rice fields.

June 1, 8:15 pm, Roxie Theater.

 

 

 

Good_Things_Await_01_-_WEB.jpegGood Things Await

Phie Ambo, Denmark, 2014, 93 min

Niels is one of the most idealistic farmers in Denmark. Follow his struggle to make sure that this way of farming survives.

June 1, 8:30 pm, Roxie Theater.

 

 

 

Just_Eat_It_05_-_WEB_(1).jpgJust Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Grant Baldwin, Canada, 2014, 74 min

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

June 2, 7:00pm, Brower Center

 

 

Omnivorous_Familys_Dilemma.JPGAn Omnivorous Family's Dilemma

Hwang Yun, Republic of Korea, 2014, 105 min

When a Korean mother becomes vegetarian she goes on a journey of discovery: revealing the impacts of intensive pig farming and the personal implications of our food choices.

June 2, 8:30pm, Roxie Theater.

Energy Films

Oil___Water_-_Hugo_Lucitante_and_David_Poritz_see_signs_of_oil_development_in_Ecuador__-_WEB.jpgOil & Water

Francine Strickwerda, Laurel Spellman Smith, USA/Ecuador, 2014, 78 min

Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Both want to protect the Amazon from the devastation of oil. 

May 29, 6:00pm, Roxie Theater.

 

Overburden_01_-_WEB.jpgOverburden

Chad Stevens, USA, 2015, 65 min

After a mine disaster kills her brother, a pro-coal activist joins forces with a tree-hugging environmentalist, to take on an industry that divides their community. 

May 30, 4:15 pm, Little Roxie Theater.

 

 

 

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Deep Time

Noah Hutton, USA, 2015, 89 min

In North Dakota, director Noah Hutton creates an ethereal portrait of indigenous peoples, state officials and oil workers gaining from the most prolific oil boom on the planet.

May 31, 3:30pm, Little Roxie Theater.

 

Unearthed_01_-_WEB.jpgUnearthed

Jolynn Minnaar, South Africa/USA/Canada, 2014 93 min

A young South African swallows her optimism on fracking in her Karoo hometown and sets out to uncover the hidden truths of the gas industry.

June 1, 6:00pm, Roxie Theater

Zero Waste Films

Racing_to_Zero_-_Robert_Shaffer_Holds_Soil_-_WEB_(1).jpgRacing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste

Christopher Beaver, USA, 2014, 59 min

San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Meet the inventive & enthusiastic characters across the city turning trash into resources.

May 29, 8:30 pm, Roxie Theater

 

WALL-E_web.jpgWALL-E

Andrew Stanton, USA, 2008, 98 min

In the future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

May 30, 1:00pm, Roxie Theater.

 

Divide_in_Concord_01_-_WEB.jpgDivide In Concord

Kris Kaczor, USA, 2014, 82 min

An entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. A story of revolution & dedication as one community makes history.

May 31, 8:30 pm, Roxie Theater

 

Just_Eat_It_05_-_WEB_(1).jpgJust Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Grant Baldwin, Canada, 2014, 74 min

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

June 2, 7:00pm, Brower Center

 

 

Landfill_Harmonic_-_Tania_-_WEB.jpgLandfill Harmonic

Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley, USA, 2014, 84 min

The world sends them garbage and they send back music. The Orchestra takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world.

June 3, 6:00pm, Roxie Theater