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Green Movie Night and Forum- Still We Ride and Velorution
Date Monday July 28
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
2961 16th Street
San Francisco, California
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMelissa Plontkin
UAS Green Movie Night and Forum - "Still We Ride" & "Velorution"

Come absorb some of the most insightful films, documentaries and commentaries across a wide spectrum of relevant topics of today and tomorrow. Urban Alliance for Sustainability's Green Movie Night provides a casual space for you to meet others in the local sustainability movement and encourages lively, open discussion. Local organizations working on the theme of the month participate in a Q/A discussion with the goal of creating effective collaborations and solutions. Afterwards, conversation continues down the block at Elixir (http://www.elixirsf.com), a Green-Certified bar

UAS Green Movie Night & Forum at the Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street) - San Francisco's Oldest Operating Theatre, conveniently located near BART and other transit options.

6:30-9pm
July 28,2008

This month's theme is Transportation and the film we are showing is...

Still We Ride & Velorution

Movie Description:
Still We Ride
On Friday August 27, 2004 just days before the start of the Republican National Convention, a massive police operation was underway. By the end of the night 264 people were arrested. It marked one of the largest mass arrests in New York City's history - and the arrested had done nothing illegal. For many New Yorkers, August was the first time they heard of what has become a monthly ritual for New York City's bike community; a free-forming ride called Critical Mass. Still We Ride is a documentary that captures the joyous atmosphere of this August ride before the arrests began and the chaos that followed. It recounts how this ride first started in San Francisco over 10 years ago and chronicles the police crackdown and resulting court battles in New York over the last twelve months. The movie takes on issues of civil liberties, surveillance, the power of mainstream media, and the benefits of alternative means of transportation.
Movie Length: 55 min.
Directed by: Andrew Lynn, Elizabeth Press, Chris Ryan

Velorution
When the USSR collapsed, Cuba lost 80% of their oil supply. This movie documents how they bought 1.2 million bicycles, switched 5 bus factories to bicycle manufacture, educated riders on how to ride, posting bicycle signs, dealt with cross harbor bicycle ferries and shuttles, doing job swaps to reduce length of commutes.
Movie Length: 27 min.
Directed by: Charles Phred Churchill

Speakers: TBA

$10 general admission, $5 students & seniors. Additionally, a discount is available to qualified UAS members- for more info go to http://www.UAS.coop/join

About Urban Alliance for Sustainability (UAS):

UAS seeks to integrate and inspire the sustainability movement in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. By returning focus to solutions instead of problem statements, UAS hopes to activate the energy of those individuals and organizations that are feeling overwhelmed or helpless in this currently unsustainable world. For more information or to get involved, visit http://www.uas.coop.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2008 11:27 AM

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