50th Anniversary Screening of Born Free
(James Hill, UK/USA, 1966)
5:30pm :: UPROAR! RECEPTION
Join us before the screening on the Castro Mezzanine to meet our special guests Virginia McKenna and Will Travers, Born Free Foundation. Separate ticket required. 21+.
6:30pm :: BORN FREE
In Person: Virginia McKenna and Will Travers, Born Free Foundation
This wildlife epic first roared onto the big screen 50 years ago as the first mainstream Hollywood film to spotlight a big conservation issue.
Since then, the story of Elsa the Lioness has captured hearts around the globe, not least inspiring star Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, dedicated to protecting these majestic animals. Set in Kenya, it follows the true story of George (Bill Travers) and Joy Adamson's (Virgina McKenna) fight to return Elsa, a lion cub, to the wild.
With the addition of Lions to the Endangered Species List in December 2015, the film’s heart-warming story is even more relevant today. A must for all cat-lovers, big and small.
Uproar! Reception & Film $50 ($45 For Members)
Film Screening Only $15 ($13 For Members); $7.50 Kids (under 12)
Photos (c) 1966 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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