SFGFF HQ has been buzzing this week as we wrapped up with our Screening Committee (pictured right) and get down to the shortlist of films for the 5th San Francisco Green Film Festival. Make sure you have the Festival dates in your diary now, May 28 - June 3, for another week of stunning films and discussions.
There are plenty of environmental films to keep you on the edge of your seat this month. From films routed in our local history in Valley Uprising to sci-fi mystery in Nuoc 2030, we're seeing films that present unique perspectives on the most pressing environmental issues. All the details below.
See you at the movies!
Rachel Caplan Founder & CEO
San Francisco Green Film Festival
SFGFF at CAAMFest 2015We're proud to co-present two new films at this year's CAAMFest, an 11 day celebration of film, music, and food March 12-22.
Love death and global warming all play a role in the sci-fi mystery by acclaimed writer-director Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo (Buffalo Boy). The film paints a haunting, and cinematically gorgeous, dystopia as a woman fights to learn the truth behind her husband's death.
FRI MAR 13 | 7:15 PM | Sundance Kabuki, Japantown
SUN MAR 15 | 8:00 PM | PFA, Berkeley
TUE MAR 17 | 9:30 PM | Sundance Kabuki, Japantown
Info & Tickets >>
Two young Nepali friends dreams of bringing sustainable energy to Namdok, a remote village in Upper Mustang, Nepal, by harnessing the power of wind. Graceful and evocative, Tashi's Turbine give pause to the benefits of industrialization while simultaneously advocating for cultural and geographic preservation.
THU MAR 19 | 5:20 PM | New People, Japantown
SAT MAR 21 | 3:30 PM | New Parkway, Oakland
SFGFF Presents: March Mixer & Film Screening: Valley Uprising
Tuesday, March 10
6:00pm Mixer // 7:00pm Film Screening
Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th Street, San FranciscoInfo & Tickets >>
Join us for this stunning look at Yosemite climbers. Tickets are going fast for this highly-anticipated film that has been getting awards and amazing reviews everywhere it's screened.
'A truly monumental piece of work. ... I can't think of a better, more enjoyable climbing film I've ever seen... there was something beautiful/ transcendental in there somewhere. When Alex free soloed Half Dome I thought I might cry!' - Richard Heap, director Hard Grit
'Valley Uprising is the breakout adventure film of the decade.' - Nat Geo Adventure
BANFF Mountain Film Festival - Grand Prize
SFGFF Recommends: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Over 13 days, from March 17 - 29, environmental films take over museums, embassies, universities, libraries and theaters across the Washington, D.C. metro area. A major theme of this year's Festival is Climate Connections, and with nearly 40 films shining a light on the global climate imperative, the Festival serves as a signpost on the "Road to Paris" 2015 United Nations Climate Conference.
Check out their full program.
SFGFF Recommends: Merchants of Doubt
Filmmaker Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) lifts the curtain on a secretive world of so-called “experts” who are actually putting on a dazzling show designed to deceive the American public on some of the most important topics in our lives, from food to tobacco, from chemicals to climate change. "Magicians work hard to conceal their tricks, and I think that’s also very true of public influence," says Kenner. "But hopefully, once you see the way these guys work, you’ll start to recognize their tricks."
Opens in cinemas March 13. sonyclassics.com/merchantsofdoubt