Members Get A Sneak Peek Of 'The Messenger'

SFGFF members were treated to a sneak-peek of the beautiful and moving film The Messenger for the annual SFGFF Members' Night.

This urgent documentary from director Su Rynard, took us around the globe following in the path of songbirds. Their prodigious migratory feats span hemispheres and defy belief, even as it soberly explores the reasons behind their dramatic disappearance worldwide.

We were joined by producer Joanne Jackson who fielded questions on the making of the film. Joanne inspired us all to join in their wave of action to protect songbirds, including supporting bird-friendly coffee.


Joanne Jackson, producer, talks to guests at the reception; Members enjoy a glass of wine at the Reception. 


Rachel Caplan, SFGFF CEO, introduces the film at New People Cinema; Joanne Jackson talks about their action campaign.


Joanne Jackson and Ivan Samuels, March Conservation Fund, with their bird-friendly coffee.

You have another chance to see the film on October 11 & 12 at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Thanks to sponsors March Conservation Fund, for sponsoring the Reception and Screening.

Photos by Jonathan Fong.