Opening Night Green Carpet Gala: BAG IT 3.3.11

OPENING NIGHT GALA: 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

BAG IT A night to remember! Join us to celebrate the launch of San Francisco's newest, 'greenest' Arts event! Following the Bay Area Premiere screening of "Bag It", mix and mingle with festival filmmakers and special guests at the beautiful Bently Reserve. Enjoy local sustainable savouries and sweets courtesy of local restaurants and food purveyors, sample local wine, beer and zingy cocktails, take in art from Recology and Surfrider Foundation, and dance the night away to Brazilian samba funk from the Bay Area's Tropicali! Plastic Pollution CoalitionOpening Night is presented in partnership with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations, and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, and the environment. EVENT DETAILS 7:00PM ~ "Bag It" Premiere Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center Cinema One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level 9:00pm-Midnight ~ Green Carpet Gala Bently Reserve 301 Battery Street (across from the Cinema at the Promenade Level). Bently ReserveTICKETS Opening Night Film Premiere & Party ~ $100 Includes "Bag It" film premiere, party entrance, entertainment, beverages and light hors d'oeuvres. Opening Night Party only ~ $75 Includes party entrance, entertainment, beverages and light hors d'oeuvres. VIP Festival Pass ~ $250 Access to all screenings and events March 3-6, including the Opening Night Premiere & Party. Space is limited so purchase your tickets soon! You must be 21 or over to attend the gala. Festive attire. All proceeds benefit the programs of the San Francisco Green Film Festival, linking film and media arts with environmental action and advocacy to build a greener future. OPENING NIGHT SPONSORS Plastic Pollution Coalition Tropicali Blue Heron Catering | One Big Fish Green Events Aidells Sausage Company | Bison Brewing Company | Chilayo | Choice Catering | Eel River Brewing Company | Frey Vineyards | Mixt Greens | Pretzel Crisps | Save Our Young Culinary Academy | Specialty's Cafe & Bakery | Straus Family Creamery | Trinity Oaks | Veev ABOUT THE FILM "BAG IT": Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away”? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life, and human health? "Bag It" follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags… “A powerful and deceptively simple movie that is sure to change the way you look at everyday objects. I didn’t expect a movie about plastic bags to change my life in such a deep and profound way. Gripping, funny, intelligent, and sure to change your life” ~ Louie Psihoyos, Director of "The Cove".

Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo.

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