2016 Green Film Fest Themes

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Keep It Wild 

An_American_Ascent_-_KEY.jpgAn American Ascent

Andrew Adkins, George Potter, USA, 2014

In the first expedition of its kind, nine African Americans blaze a trail on America’s highest peak: Denali.
April 17, 8:30pm, Roxie Theater
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Born_Free_3_1966_Columbia_Pictures_Industries__Inc._All_Rights_Reserved.jpgBorn Free

James Hill, UK/USA, 1966

Elsa the Lioness has captured hearts around the globe & inspired star Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, dedicated to protecting these majestic animals.
April 20, 6:30pm, Castro Theatre

 


I_Am_Chut_Wutty_-_photo_credit_Vanessa_de_Smet.jpgI Am Chut Wutty

Fran Lambrick, Vanessa de Smet, UK, 2015

Each day, environmental activists put their life on the line. Chut Wutty was one, in his fight to protect Cambodia's Prey Lang Forest.

April 17, 6:00pm, Little Roxie

 

In_Pursuit_of_Silence_-_SoundscapeTechDavydBetchkal.jpgIn Pursuit of Silence

Patrick Shen, USA, 2015

A meditative film that explores our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.
April 16, 1:30pm, Little Roxie

 

 


Jumbo_Wild_web-ogle_s_0232_BP.jpgJumbo Wild

Nick Waggoner, USA, 2015

The Jumbo Valley, in the wilds of British Columbia, is revered for its spiritual significance and beauty. What will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?
April 15, 6:30pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

Nature_Rx_2_Canoe_3_(1).jpgKeep It Wild (shorts program)

 

A collection of wild stories that venture into our magnificent outdoor spaces.

 

April 17, 1:00pm, Roxie Theater

 


Natures_Orchestra.jpgNature's Orchestra & Sound Ecology Walk

Stephen Most, USA, 2015

Musician and acoustic scientist Bernie Krause makes us stop and listen to the wild around us in this film and interactive sound walk.

April 16, 4:00pm, YBCA

 

 

Open_Show_2.jpgOpen Show: Project Earth

Presentations from SF photographers & filmmakers will show you the environment from new perspectives - from social documentary, science, wildlife, landscape and conceptual art work.
April 16, 6:30pm, 518 Valencia St.

 

 


Pelicans_-_Judy_Irving.jpgParrots, Pelicans, and People: Oh My!

Judy Irving, director of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and Pelican Dreams, offers a look into the lives of these creatures as they struggle to survive in both urban and wild environments.

April 17, 6:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

A_River_Between_Us_3.jpgA River Between Us

Jeff Martin, USA, 2014

Flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations.

April 16, 1:30pm, Roxie Theater

 


Sonic_Sea_1.pngSonic Sea

Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld, USA, 2015

Oceans are a sonic symphony. A call to protect life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.
April 19, 12:00pm, SF Public Library

 

 

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Surf Shorts

Three amazing surf films from the waves in California, Mexico and Iran. Meet the women surfers from around the globe who are creating a new surf culture.

April 15, 9:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

Bison.jpgWild VR: A new reality for environmental storytelling

Get up close to wildlife in this immersive Virtual Reality workshop. You’ll be at the center of a herd of bison; foraging alongside a grizzly; and diving among whale sharks.
April 16, 12:30pm, 518 Valencia St.

 

 

 

Changing Cities


5_Blocks.jpg5 Blocks

Robert Cortlandt & Dan Goldes

Work-in-progress. Exploring current transformation on San Francisco's central Market Street.

April 16, 2:30pm, 518 Valencia

 

 

Open_Show_2.jpgOpen Show: Project Earth

Presentations from SF photographers & filmmakers will show you the environment from new perspectives - from social documentary, science, wildlife, landscape and conceptual art work.

 

April 16, 6:30pm, 518 Valencia St.

 

 

H2Omx_-_Courtesy_of_Icarus_Films_-_1.jpgH2Omx

José Cohen, Mexico, 2014

Mexico City faces a continual battle for access to water: getting it, rationing it, transporting it, and consuming it with the utmost judgment and care.
April 17, 3:45pm, Little Roxie

 

 

 

In_Pursuit_of_Silence_-_SoundscapeTechDavydBetchkal.jpg

In Pursuit of Silence

Patrick Shen, USA, 2015

A meditative film that explores our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.
April 16, 1:30pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Pelicans_-_Judy_Irving.jpg

Parrots, Pelicans, and People: Oh My!

Judy Irving, director of documentary films The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and Pelican Dreams, offers a look into the lives of these creatures as they struggle to survive in both urban and wild environments.

April 17, 6:00pm, 518 Valencia

 

 

Spotlight_-_WEB.jpgSpotlight California 

Investigating the California we don’t see on postcards: oil; drought; air pollution. Discuss Spotlight California's creative approach and what they learned from the featured communities.
April 16, 6:30pm, 518 Valencia St.

 

 

 

Climate Change 

 

The_Anthropologist_5.jpgThe Anthropologist

Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger, USA, 2015

The parallel stories of Margaret Mead and Susie Crate reveal the importance of Anthropology in studying the impacts of climate change.
April 19, 6:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

The_Burden_1.jpgThe Burden

Roger Sorkin, USA, 2015

The US fossil fuel dependence is our greatest long-term national security threat; the military now wants to lead the transition to clean energy.

 

April 18, 6:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

Catching_the_Sun.jpgCatching The Sun

Shalini Kantayya, USA, 2015

Trainees on a solar jobs program in Richmond, CA, and community activist Van Jones find themselves at the forefront of the emerging solar-powered world.
April 16, 8:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

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Dear President Obama

Jon Bowermaster, USA, 2016

Mark Ruffalo produces and narrates this direct appeal to the President to join the “anti-fracking” majority and stop our dependence on yet another dirty fossil fuel.
April 17, 5:30pm, Roxie Theatre
April 18, 6:00pm, UC Berkeley

 

Freightened.jpgFreightened

Denis Delestrac, France, 2016

An incredible 90% of the products consumed in the Western world come from overseas, this investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping. 
April 16, 5:45pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

H2Omx_-_Courtesy_of_Icarus_Films_-_1.jpg

H2Omx

José Cohen, Mexico, 2014

Mexico City faces a continual battle for access to water: getting it, rationing it, transporting it, and consuming it with the utmost judgment and care.
April 17, 3:45pm, Little Roxie

 

 

How_to_Let_Go_1.jpgHow To Let Go Of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change)

Josh Fox, USA, 2016

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known.
April 14, 7:30pm, Castro Theatre

 

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Ice and the Sky 

Luc Jacquet, France, 2015

Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) returns to the Antarctic with this awe-inspiring account of the life of climate change pioneer Claude Lorius.
April 18, 8:30pm, Roxie Theatre
April 19, 7:00pm, David Brower Center

 

 

Nature_Rx_2_Canoe_3_(1).jpg

Keep It Wild (shorts program)

 

A collection of wild stories that venture into our magnificent outdoor spaces.

 

April 17, 1:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

Natures_Orchestra.jpg

Nature's Orchestra & Sound Ecology Walk

Stephen Most, USA, 2015

Musician & acoustic scientist Bernie Krause makes us stop and listen to the wild around us in this film and interactive sound walk.

April 16, 4:00pm, YBCA

 

 

Not_Without_Us_still_01.jpgNot Without Us

Mark Decena, USA, 2016

This timely documentary follows seven grassroots activists to the UN climate talks in Paris and asks what kind of climate deal has been adopted.

April 20, 9:15pm, Castro Theatre

 

 

Spotlight_-_WEB.jpg

Spotlight California 

Investigating the California we don’t see on postcards: oil; drought; air pollution. Discuss Spotlight California's creative approach and what they learned from the featured communities.
April 16, 6:30pm, 518 Valencia St.

 

 

 

Sunu_-_MAIZ.png

Sunú

Teresa Camou Guerrero, Mexico, 2015

Delving into the heart of the Mexican country, Teresa Camou exposes the rich wisdom of a fast-disappearing rural tradition centered respectfully around maize, 
April 16, 8:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Energy

 

The_Babushkas_of_Chernobyl_1.jpgThe Babushkas of Chernobyl

Holly Morris, Anne Bogart, USA, 2015

A defiant community scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth.
April 17, 8:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Behemoth_3.jpgBehemoth (Bei xi mo shou)

Zhao Liang, China / France, 2015

The Chinese mining industry has devastating effects on people and nature, creating something more akin to Dante's Hell than intended.
April 19, 9:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

 

The_Burden_1.jpgThe Burden

Roger Sorkin, USA, 2015

The US fossil fuel dependence is our greatest long-term national security threat; the military now wants to lead the transition to clean energy.

April 18, 6:30pm, Roxie Theater

 


Catching_the_Sun.jpgCatching The Sun

Shalini Kantayya, USA, 2015

Trainees on a solar jobs program in Richmond, CA, and community activist Van Jones find themselves at the forefront of the emerging solar-powered world.
April 16, 8:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

containment_-_KEY.jpgContainment

Peter Galison & Rob Moss, USA/Japan, 2015

How should we protect future generations from our radioactive waste - people who will not share language, nations, even our civilization?

April 16, 8:30pm, Roxie Theater

 


Dear_President_Obama_-_1.jpgDear President Obama

Jon Bowermaster, USA, 2016

Mark Ruffalo produces and narrates this direct appeal to the President to join the “anti-fracking” majority and stop our dependence on yet another dirty fossil fuel.
April 17, 5:30pm, Roxie Theatre
April 18, 6:00pm, UC Berkeley

 

How_to_Let_Go_1.jpg

How To Let Go Of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change)

Josh Fox, USA, 2016

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known.
April 14, 7:30pm, Castro Theatre

 


topophilia_lowres11.jpgTopophilia

Peter Bo-Rappmund, USA, 2015

An exquisite study of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline - one of the world's longest conduits for crude oil.

April 16, 4:00pm, 518 Valencia

 

 

Environmental Health

 

The_Babushkas_of_Chernobyl_1.jpgThe Babushkas of Chernobyl

Holly Morris, Anne Bogart, USA, 2015

A defiant community scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth.
April 17, 8:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

 


Behemoth_3.jpgBehemoth 

Zhao Liang, China / France, 2015

The Chinese mining industry has devastating effects on people and nature, creating something more akin to Dante's Hell than intended.
April 19, 9:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

containment_-_KEY.jpg

Containment

Peter Galison & Rob Moss, USA/Japan, 2015

How should we protect future generations from our radioactive waste - people who will not share language, nations, even our civilization?
April 16, 8:30pm, Roxie Theater

 

 


Dear_President_Obama_-_1.jpgDear President Obama

Jon Bowermaster, USA, 2016

Mark Ruffalo produces and narrates this direct appeal to the President to join the “anti-fracking” majority and stop our dependence on yet another dirty fossil fuel.
April 17, 5:30pm, Roxie Theatre
April 18, 6:00pm, UC Berkeley

 

Freightened.jpgFreightened

Denis Delestrac, France, 2016

An incredible 90% of the products consumed in the Western world come from overseas, this investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping. 
April 16, 5:45pm, Roxie Theatre

 


How_to_Let_Go_1.jpgHow To Let Go Of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change)

Josh Fox, USA, 2016

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known.
April 14, 7:30pm, Castro Theatre

 

Saving_Mes_Aynak_1.jpgSaving Mes Aynak

Brent E. Huffman, USA, 2014

A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine.
April 16, 3:45pm, Roxie Theatrer

 

 


The_True_Cost_11.jpgThe True Cost

Andrew Morgan, USA, 2015

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs grow dramatically. So, who really pays the price?
April 17, 1:30pm, Little Roxie

 

 

 

Future of Food

An_Acquired_Taste_-_WEB.jpgAn Acquired Taste

Vanessa Lemarie, USA, 2016

Why kill your own food? Delve into the inner conflicts of a new urban breed in the SF Bay Area: locavore hunters.
April 16, 3:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

The_Anthropologist_5.jpgThe Anthropologist

Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger, USA, 2015

The parallel stories of Margaret Mead and Susie Crate reveal the importance of Anthropology in studying the impacts of climate change.
April 19, 6:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

The_Babushkas_of_Chernobyl_1.jpgThe Babushkas of Chernobyl

Holly Morris, Anne Bogart, USA, 2015

A defiant community scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth.
April 17, 8:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

OF_THE_SEA-promo_still-6.jpgOf The Sea

Mischa Hedges, USA, 2015

Struggling to revive a fading way of life, California fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for the future of local, sustainable seafood.
April 17, 3:00pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

Sunu_-_MAIZ.pngSunú

Teresa Camou Guerrero, Mexico, 2015

Delving into the heart of the Mexican country, Teresa Camou exposes the rich wisdom of a fast-disappearing rural tradition centered respectfully around maize, 
April 16, 8:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Water


The_Anthropologist_5.jpgThe Anthropologist

Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger, USA, 2015

The parallel stories of Margaret Mead and Susie Crate reveal the importance of Anthropology in studying the impacts of climate change.
April 19, 6:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

Dear_President_Obama_-_1.jpgDear President Obama

Jon Bowermaster, USA, 2016

Mark Ruffalo produces and narrates this direct appeal to the President to join the “anti-fracking” majority and stop our dependence on yet another dirty fossil fuel.
April 17, 5:30pm, Roxie Theatre
April 18, 6:00pm, UC Berkeley

 


H2Omx_-_Courtesy_of_Icarus_Films_-_1.jpgH2Omx

José Cohen, Mexico, 2014

Mexico City faces a continual battle for access to water: getting it, rationing it, transporting it, and consuming it with the utmost judgment and care.
April 17, 3:45pm, Little Roxie

 

 

A_River_Between_Us_3.jpgA River Between Us

Jeff Martin, USA, 2014

Flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations.

April 16, 1:30pm, Roxie Theater

 

 

 

Zero Waste 


Behemoth_3.jpgBehemoth (Bei xi mo shou)

Zhao Liang, China / France, 2015

The Chinese mining industry has devastating effects on people and nature, creating something more akin to Dante's Hell than intended.

April 19, 9:00pm, Roxie Theater

 

Freightened.jpgFreightened

Denis Delestrac, France, 2016

An incredible 90% of the products consumed in the Western world come from overseas, this investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping. 
April 16, 5:45pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 


The_True_Cost_11.jpgThe True Cost

Andrew Morgan, USA, 2015

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs grow dramatically. So, who really pays the price?
April 17, 1:30pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Oceans


The_Anthropologist_5.jpgThe Anthropologist

Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger, USA, 2015

The parallel stories of Margaret Mead and Susie Crate reveal the importance of Anthropology in studying the impacts of climate change.
April 19, 6:30pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 

Freightened.jpgFreightened

Denis Delestrac, France, 2016

An incredible 90% of the products consumed in the Western world come from overseas, this investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping. 
April 16, 5:45pm, Roxie Theatre

 

 


How_to_Let_Go_1.jpgHow To Let Go Of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change)

Josh Fox, USA, 2016

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known.
April 14, 7:30pm, Castro Theatre
INFO 

ICE_AND_THE_SKY_-_Still_1.jpgIce and The Sky 

Luc Jacquet, France, 2015

Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) returns to the Antarctic with this awe-inspiring account of the life of climate change pioneer Claude Lorius.
April 18, 8:30pm, Roxie Theatre
April 19, 7:00pm, David Brower Center

 

 

OF_THE_SEA-promo_still-6.jpg

 

Of The Sea

Mischa Hedges, USA, 2015

Struggling to revive a fading way of life, California fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for the future of local, sustainable seafood.
April 17, 3:00pm, Roxie Theatre


Sonic_Sea_1.pngSonic Sea

Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld, USA, 2015

Oceans are a sonic symphony. A call to protect life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.
April 17, 6:00pm, Little Roxie

 

 

Into_the_Sea_-_KEY.jpgSurf Shorts

Three amazing surf films from the waves here in California, Mexico and Iran. Meet the women surfers from around the globe who are creating a new surf culture.
April 15, 9:00pm, Roxie Theater