Green Film Fest Big Nights

We are taking over the Castro Theatre for two incredible Big Nights at this year's Festival. Get your tickets now to meet our special guests and celebrate these powerful green films.


How To Let Go Of The World
Opening Night Reception & Premiere, April 14, Castro Theatre

6:00pm  ::  Opening Night Reception with Josh Fox and Festival filmmakers

7:30pm  ::  How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change) (Josh Fox, USA, 2016, 125 mins)

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, Fox asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What values and creativity are so deep within us that no storm can take them away? Followed by discussion with: Josh Fox and special guests.

Thank you, to our Opening Night Grand Sponsor Kaiser Permanente.

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Born Free
Uproar! Reception & 50th Anniversary Screening, April 20, Castro Theatre

5:30pm  ::  Uproar! Reception with special guests Virginia McKenna and Will Travers, Born Free Foundation

6:30pm  ::  Born Free (James Hill, Tom McGowan, UK/USA, 1966, 95 mins)

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. Followed by discussion with: Virginia McKenna and Will Travers, Born Free Foundation


Not Without UsClosing Night Premiere & Wrap Party, April 20, Castro Theatre

9:15pm   ::  Not Without Us (Mark Decena, USA, 2016) 

11:15pm ::  Closing Night Wrap Party  

World Premiere. Seven grassroots activists from around the world head to Paris for the UN Climate Talks. Their moving and personal journeys as activists has led them to this point and they want world leaders to feel the pressure. A deal was signed, but the question still remains: can the COP21 agreement stop catastrophic climate change and if not, then is it up to us? Followed by discussion with: Mark Decena and special guests

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Photo credit for Born Free (c) 1966 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc