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Title: Screening & Discussion: 'Emptying the Skies'
START DATE: Friday May 30
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details:
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco (near 16th/Mission BART)
Event Type: Screening
West Coast Premiere.

Discussion with: Roger Kass, director; Andrea Rutigliano, CABS (Committee Against Bird Slaughter); Jonathan Franzen, executive producer.

Based on a magazine essay written in 'The New Yorker' by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, 'Emptying the Skies' explores the wonder and slaughter of migratory songbirds in the Mediterranean. A delicacy in some Mediterranean countries, millions of birds are unlawfully killed each year for large sums on the black market. Filmmaker Roger Kass follows an intrepid squad of pan-European bird-lovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping and freeing as many birds as possible. Jonathan Franzen executive produces the film - his first foray into feature motion picture production - and provides a narration that goes to the heart of what it means to protect these beautiful, vulnerable birds.

"It’s The Cove for bird lovers." - DC Metro Theater Arts

Watch trailer >>
http://bit.ly/EmptyingtheSkiesTrailer

Douglas Kass and Roger Kass | USA | 2013 | 78 min
http://facebook.com/pages/Emptying-the-Skies

Tickets: $15/$14
http://bit.ly/emptyingtheskies

The 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival runs May 29-June 4 with 60 new films from around the world. Visit us online at http://sfgreenfilmfest.org
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