Green Film Fest 2017 - Film Themes

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What's on your plate?

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Evolution of Organic

Mark Kitchell, USA, 2017, 82 mins

From a motley crew of back-to-the-landers to the exciting new futures of sustainable agriculture.

April 20, 7:30pm. Castro
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Theater of Life

Peter Svatek, Canada, 2016, 93 mins

Renowned chef Massimo Bottura - patron of the world's best restaurant - creates an extraordinary soup kitchen.

April 22, 5:45pm. Roxie
April 24, 7:00pm. David Brower Center
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Can You Dig This

Delila Vallot, USA, 2015, 80 mins

Following four improbable gardeners as they join a movement that uproots the status quo in one of the most notorious places in the country: South L.A.

April 22, 8:30pm. Roxie
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The Memory of Fish

Jennifer Galvin, USA, 2016, 54 mins

A portrait of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river.

April 22, 3:00pm. Roxie
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Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Joakim Demmer, Sweden/Germany/Finland, 2016, 80 mins

A new wave of colonialism is hitting Africa - the murky world of foreign investors buying farmland.

April 23, 5:45pm. Roxie
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Food For Thought

Film Shorts & Discussion

A new take on food production - methods that restore our land, water and wildlife.

April 23, 12:45pm. Roxie
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The Islands and the Whales

Mike Day, UK, 2016, 84 mins

The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands are facing marine pollution & environmental changes that threaten their way of life forever.

April 24, 8:30pm. Roxie
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Susan Froemke and John Hoffman, USA, 2016, 92 mins

Unlikely conservationists, stewards of the land and sea, are becoming the new environmentalists.

April 26, 6:00pm. Castro
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Changing Cities

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Can You Dig This

Delila Vallot, USA, 2015, 80 mins

Following four improbable gardeners as they join a movement that uproots the status quo in one of the most notorious places in the country: South L.A.

April 22, 8:30pm. Roxie
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Tidewater

Roger Sorkin, USA, 2017, 60 mins

Sea level rise is happening and in Hampton Roads, Virginia, a community is coming together to create a new approach to building a resilient America.

April 23, 2:45pm. Roxie
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The Art of Recovery

Peter Young, USA, 2015, 85 mins

After the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, community members began using newly vacant land in the central city for art, gardens, and gathering spaces.

April 24, 6:30pm. Roxie
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Twelve Pianos

Dean Mermell, USA, 2017, 64 mins

A documentary film about artist/musician Mauro ffortissimo, and some pianos that want to save the world.

April 26, 8:30pm. Castro
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Climate Change

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The Age of Consequences

Jared P. Scott, USA, 2016, 80 mins

Climate change, resource scarcity, mass migration, and pandemic conflict come together to threaten US national security and global instability.

April 22, 7:15pm. Roxie
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Evolution of Organic

Mark Kitchell, USA, 2017, 82 mins

From a motley crew of back-to-the-landers to the exciting new futures of sustainable agriculture.

April 20, 7:30pm. Castro
MORE INFO

 

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Food For Thought

Film Shorts & Discussion

A new take on food production - methods that restore our land, water and wildlife.

April 23, 12:45pm. Roxie
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RISE: Standing Rock

Michelle Latimer, Canada, 2016, 110 mins

The story behind one of the most urgent environmental struggles happening today - to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

April 23, 8:30pm, Roxie

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Samuel in the Clouds

Pieter Van Eecke, Belgium/Netherlands, 2016, 70 mins

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator, looks out of a window on the rooftop of the world.

April 25, 8:30pm. Roxie
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Environmental Health

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ATOMIC: Living in Dread and Promise

Mark Cousins, UK, 2015, 71 mins

An impressionistic kaleidoscope of our nuclear times. Using only archive film and a new musical score by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai.

April 21, 9:00pm. Roxie
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Dark Circle

Judy Irving, Christopher Beaver, and Ruth Landy, USA, 1982, 82 mins

The Bomb is killing ordinary Americans, even in the absence of a nuclear war. This chilling — but ultimately hopeful — film explores how we're all affected by the nuclear age.

April 23, 12:30pm. Roxie
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RiverBlue

David MacIlvride and Roger Williams, Canada, 2016, 83 mins

River advocate Mark Angelo journeys through some of the world's most polluted riverways to reveal the dark side of the fashion industry.

April 23, 3:00pm. Roxie
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The Islands and the Whales

Mike Day, UK, 2016, 84 mins

The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands are facing marine pollution & environmental changes that threaten their way of life forever.

April 24, 8:30pm. Roxie
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Energy

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Death By A Thousand Cuts

Juan Mejia Botero and Jake Kheel, USA, 2016, 73 mins

The murder of a park ranger highlights the tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation.

April 21, 12:00pm. SFPL
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ATOMIC: Living in Dread & Promise

Mark Cousins, UK, 2015, 71 mins

An impressionistic kaleidoscope of our nuclear times. Using only archive film and a new musical score by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai.

April 21, 9:00pm. Roxie
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Cheshire, Ohio

Eve Morgenstern, USA, 2016, 73 mins

This is coal country. Residents in Cheshire, Ohio, fight for their health, the environment, and their home.

April 22, 12:40pm. Roxie
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Dark Circle

Judy Irving, Christopher Beaver, and Ruth Landy, USA, 1982, 82 mins

The Bomb is killing ordinary Americans, even in the absence of a nuclear war. This chilling — but ultimately hopeful — film explores how we're all affected by the nuclear age.

April 23, 12:30pm. Roxie
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1964, 95 mins

A classic Cold War satire with Peter Sellers as the eponymous Doctor with an ingenious and irrevocable scheme.

April 25, 7:00pm, Roxie
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RISE: Standing Rock

Michelle Latimer, Canada, 2016, 110 mins

The story behind one of the most urgent environmental struggles happening today - to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

April 23, 8:30pm, Roxie
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Generation on the Wind

David Vassar, USA, 1979, 58 mins

During the 1978 'energy crisis', a group of young artists, mechanics & environmental activists set out to build the largest electrical generating windmill in the world.

April 23, 6:30pm, Roxie
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Yasuni Man

Ryan P. Killackey, USA, 2016, 94 mins

An incredible expedition through Ecuador’s Yasuni exploring the impact of oil development on the biodiversity of the forest and its people.

April 23, 6:30pm, Roxie
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Susan Froemke and John Hoffman, USA, 2016, 92 mins

Unlikely conservationists, stewards of the land and sea, are becoming the new environmentalists.

April 26, 6:00pm. Castro
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Keep It Wild

Dead_Donkeys

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Joakim Demmer, Sweden/Germany/Finland, 2016, 80 mins

A new wave of colonialism is hitting Africa - the murky world of foreign investors buying farmland.

April 23, 5:45pm. Roxie
MORE INFO

 

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Death By A Thousand Cuts

Juan Mejia Botero and Jake Kheel, USA, 2016, 73 mins

The murder of a park ranger highlights the tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation.

April 21, 12:00pm. SFPL
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A Plastic Ocean

Craig Leeson, UK, 2016, 100 mins

An epic global adventure following a filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans.

April 21, 6:00pm. Roxie
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Last of the Longnecks

Ashley Scott Davison, USA, 2016, 93 mins

Exploring the plight and extinction of giraffes and the implications of their demise in our rapidly changing world.

April 22, 12:30pm. Roxie
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4 Wheel Bob

Tal Skloot, USA, 2017, 82 mins

Get on the trail with intrepid adventurer Bob Coomber, who sets out to be the first wheelchair hiker to cross the 11,845 foot peak of Kearsarge Pass.

April 22, 3:15pm. Roxie
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Yasuni Man

Ryan P. Killackey, USA, 2016, 94 mins

An incredible expedition through Ecuador’s Yasuni exploring the impact of oil development on the biodiversity of the forest and its people.

April 23, 6:30pm, Roxie
MORE INFO 

 

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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Susan Froemke and John Hoffman, USA, 2016, 92 mins

Unlikely conservationists, stewards of the land and sea, are becoming the new environmentalists.

April 26, 6:00pm. Castro
MORE INFO

 

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Twelve Pianos

Dean Mermell, USA, 2017, 64 mins

A documentary film about artist/musician Mauro ffortissimo, and some pianos that want to save the world.

April 26, 8:30pm. Castro
MORE INFO


 

 

 

Water

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The Memory of Fish

Jennifer Galvin, USA, 2016, 54mins

A portrait of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river.

April 22, 3:00pm. Roxie
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You've Been Trumped Too

Anthony Baxter, USA, 2016, 79mins

A chronicle of the confrontation between billionaire Donald Trump and feisty 92-year-old Scottish widow, Molly Forbes.

April 22, 4:50pm. Roxie
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RiverBlue

David MacIlvride and Roger Williams, Canada, 2016, 83 mins

River advocate Mark Angelo journeys through some of the world's most polluted riverways to reveal the dark side of the fashion industry.

April 23, 3:00pm. Roxie
MORE INFO

 

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RISE: Standing Rock

Michelle Latimer, Canada, 2016, 110 mins

The story behind one of the most urgent environmental struggles happening today - to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

April 23, 8:30pm, Roxie
MORE INFO 


 

 

 

Zero Waste

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A Plastic Ocean

Craig Leeson, UK, 2016, 100 mins

An epic global adventure following a filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans.

April 21, 6:00pm. Roxie
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Theater of Life

Petr Svatek, Canada, 2016, 93 mins

Renowned chef Massimo Bottura - patron of the world's best restaurant - creates an extraordinary soup kitchen.

April 22, 5:45pm. Roxie
April 24, 7:00pm. David Brower Center
MORE INFO

 

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RiverBlue

David MacIlvride and Roger Williams, Canada, 2016, 83 mins

River advocate Mark Angelo journeys through some of the world's most polluted riverways to reveal the dark side of the fashion industry.

April 23, 3:00pm. Roxie
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Plastic China

Jiu-liang Wang, China, 2016, 82 mins

11-year-old Yi-Jie lives in a recycling workshop, sorting through mountains of plastic waste. She dreams of her future.

April 25, 6:30pm. Roxie
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