Next week from March 1–7, the San Francisco Green Film Festival kicks off its second season with a new crop of eco-friendly entertainment. The lineup promises to be a mix of amusing, thought-provoking and inspiring events, appropriate for the die-hard green warrior and the casual kitchen composter alike.
As the Bay Area’s only green festival dedicated to films and new forms of media, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is a weeklong exploration of green issues and sustainable living.
This year’s films include local premieres of 40 films from around the globe, with 50 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers. The festival will also feature special events, parties, panels and educational programs, inviting festival attendees to get involved and take action with environmental causes important to them. This year’s festival will take place at the San Francisco Film Society Cinema, located at 1746 Post Street in San Francisco.
On opening night, attendees can enjoy the “The Island President,” a new film by Bay Area resident Jon Shenk. Shenk chronicles the year he spent with President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives as he confronted a problem no other world leader has ever faced: the literal survival of his country and everyone in it, due to the devastating impacts of climate change. Witness the first chapter of his global environmental fight, a fight that, following his forced resignation on February 7th, has clearly only just begun.
After the film, attend an opening night reception with food and beverages and live entertainment.
Highlights of the 2nd Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival include:
- San Francisco Premieres of Bay Area filmmaker Jon Shenk’s “The Island President”
- Anthony Baxter’s “You’ve Been Trumped”
- San Francisco premiere of a short film by Summer Rayne Oakes, who is billed as the world’s top eco-model.
- World Premiere of Mary Liz Thomson & Darryl Cherney’s “Who Bombed Judi Bari?”
- Sneak Preview of Emily James’s “Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws”
- Launch of “Lights! Camera! Action Steps!” which links festival attendees who’d like to get involved with leaders in local environmental causes