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Screening & Open Mic: 'Mondo Banana'
Date Friday May 30
Time 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location Details
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco (near 16th/Mission BART)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSF Green Film Festival
West Coast Premiere.

Discussion with: Ryan White, director.

Journey to the world of bananas! Deep in the forests of Sumatra, a Finnish sea captain seeks an elusive banana. In a Kolkata kitchen, Bengali chefs prepare scrumptious banana stalk curries. As the sun blazes in Kuala Lumpur, a Chinese exorcist calls forth an evil banana spirit.... Embarking on an international journey through the vibrant world of human-banana relationships, Bay Area filmmaker Ryan White explores the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of one of the world's favorite fruits. A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film, Mondo Banana is a wild medley of shadow puppetry, culinary demonstrations, exorcisms, scientific research, performance art, anthropology, underground film, and dragon-dancing that peels away the secrets of human-banana relations and celebrates the age-old connection between people and plants.

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

Ryan White | USA/Canada/Thailand/Finland | 2013 | 59 min
http://bananamovie.com

PLUS: Let’s Go Bananas!
Following the screening, students from the UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with SFGFF, will host a celebration of the foods we all love featuring: you! Perform a song, original piece of poetry, dance or other form of creative expression at our open mic—the floor is yours. Let’s go bananas!

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

Tickets: $15/$14
http://bit.ly/MondoBanana
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Added to the calendar on Sunday May 11th, 2014 4:36 PM
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