Show Some Love for The Planet - Valentine's Screening & Reception

Show Some Love For The Planet, Feb 12

9th Street Independent Film Center  ::  February 12, 2020

6PM  ::  Wine & Cheese Reception

7PM  ::  Shorts Program Screening

Join us this Valentine's season at Fest HQ for an encore screening of stunning shorts from the 2019 Festival - plus a reception with wine, cheese, and good friends. We invite you to reconnect with nature, reimagine intimacy, and rekindle some love for the planet. This shorts showcase magnifies some of our planet's most delicate and breathtaking creatures. These stories illuminate the fragile beauty of nature and share the stories of the passionate people dedicated to protecting it.

Contemplating Critters

The Love Bugs · Allison Otto & Maria Clinton · USA · 2019 · 34 min.

The Love Bugs is a light-hearted portrait of two aging but dedicated scientists that captures the tender moments, inside jokes and good-natured bickering that can only come from sharing a marriage and career for 55 years. Multi award-winning film for best short, jury award, audience favorite, and more at festivals around the country. 

Chiripajas · Olga Poliektova & Jaume Quiles · Russia · 2017 · 2 min.

An ecological film about big adventure of one small turtle, which is trying to find his family when faced with the pressing problem of the polluted oceans.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating · Elisabeth Tova Bailey · USA · 2019 · 15 mins

Together, the woman and snail share an intimate journey of survival and resilience. Their captivating and graceful explorations expand the boundaries of the bedroom. This film is an adaptation of Bailey's award-winning nonfiction memoir.

Insect Guardian: Butterfly Paradise · Tim Visser & Sander van Iersel · Netherlands · 2018 · 6 mins

82 year old Willem fights against nitrogen and monocultures to preserve his 40 year old flower-rich butterfly paradise.

Detroit Hives · Rachel Weinberg & Palmer Morse · USA · 2019· 5 mins

Explore the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.

A Few Acres at a Time . Will Sardinsky · USA · 2017 · 7 mins

Follow self-proclaimed "gypsy goat lady" as she herds 500 goats around the Western U.S. as a form of ecological weed control.


General Admission Tickets: Pay What You Can

2020 ticket prices: Taking equity and inclusion into account. In order to make programs accessible for all, in 2019 we introduced a sliding scale ticket price for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances. Find out more.

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Transit: BART: Civic Center/UN Plaza // MUNI Lines: 14, 9, // limited street parking

The 10th San Francisco Green Film Festival returns September 2020, at the Castro Theatre, Roxie and other city venues. Join in at

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San Francisco Green Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization using the power of film to spark green ideas and actions. 

February 12, 2020 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Ninth Street Independent Film Center - Screening Room
145 9TH St
STE 220
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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