6:00 PM ~ OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Celebrate the 4th year of the San Francisco Green Film Festival with our community of like-minded, eco-savvy, film-lovers while exploring the magic and wonder of the Aquarium of the Bay. Meet guests, filmmakers and aquatic life while enjoying local, sustainable food & beverages.
8:00 PM ~ OPENING NIGHT FILM PREMIERE: DAMNATION
San Francisco Premiere.
Discussion with: Ben Knight, director/editor; Travis Rummel, director/producer; Matt Stoecker, producer/underwater photographer.
Our national attitude towards dams is changing. From pride in big dams as feats of engineering, there is now a growing awareness that we can bring back the life and health of our rivers. In 'DamNation' we see how dam removal moved beyond the fictional 'Monkey Wrench Gang' to go mainstream. We see obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 SXSW festival, the film’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams and the personal stories of people fighting to bring rivers back to their natural state.
Watch trailer >> http://bit.ly/DamNationTrailer
Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker | USA | 2014 | 87 min http://www.damnationfilm.com
Includes entrance to the reception, food, beverages, whole Aquarium access, and the film premiere in the Bay Theater. You must be over 21 to attend.
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