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Films

All screenings are held in the
Marin Center Showcase Theater

Thursday Night 10/20/2016
8
:30-10:00pm

Special Advance Film Screening

Before the Flood

Before the Flood captures a two-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, as he explores what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic climate change. Featuring an international cast of luminaries, including Elon Musk, Sunita Narain, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama, the film is directed by Fisher Stevens (producer of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove), produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Bay Area Premiere Screening – Separate registration required, seating is limited. (93 minutes)

 

Friday Night 10/21/2016
7:00-11:00pm

Films with Filmmakers

Aina: That Which Feeds Us

Aina elegantly highlights how local and Native Hawaiians are using ancient-modern innovative approaches to agriculture and food systems to address pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai. The inspiring lessons from their work have big implications for the rest of island Earth. Filmmaker Josh Thome will introduce the film. (23 minutes)

We the People 2.0

Featuring Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil, this incredibly timely and powerful film chronicles the radical and highly practical strategies to “occupy the law” to resist corporations that sludge, mine, frack and ravage communities. Try revoking corporate rights and instituting rights for nature, for starters, building from the grassroots to eventually change the US Constitution. Narrated by Walton Goggins, produced by Mathew Schmid, directed by Leila Conners. Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil will introduce the film. (93 minutes)

Two short films featuring mural artist Louis Masai

This is Now. We follow the London-based muralist Louis Masai as he painted a series of mind-blowing eco-themed murals across London, drawing powerful responses and raising consciousness of biodiversity loss. Produced by Synchronicity Earth’s Jo Crow and Laura Miller, directed by Toby Madden, music by Cosmo Sheldrake. (7 minutes)

A film about coral reefs. Set against the backdrop of city life, this short explores the loss of reefs via Masai’s extraordinarily evocative and provocative work across hyper-urban London. Narrated by renowned soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, with a score featuring a choir of coral creatures. (7 minutes)

Louis Masai will introduce the two films.

 Louis Masai

SEED: The Untold Story

SEED, from the creators of The Real Dirt on Farmer John and Queen of the Sun, produced by Marisa Tomei’s Seneca Falls Picture House, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams), examines issues surrounding the loss of seed diversity, climate change, pesticides, GMO labeling, and the patenting and corporate takeover of seeds and food. Emigdio Ballon, who is featured in the film, will introduce it. (58 minutes)

 

Saturday Night 10/22/2016
7:00-11:00pm

Films with Filmmakers

Catching the Sun

Catching the Sun follows the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China as they lead the race to a clean energy future. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: Will we actually be able to build a clean energy economy that works for everyone? Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, is one of the experts featured. Director/Producer Shalini Kantayya will introduce the film. (73 minutes)

Biomimicry

This inspiring movie explores biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges to create a life-affirming, sustainable world. It features Janine Benyus, who put the concept and field of Biomimicry on the map. Presented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Oliver Stanton, directed by Leila Conners, produced by Mathew Schmid and Bryony Schwan, created by Tree Media with Roee Sharon Peled and George DiCaprio. (25 minutes)

The Creeping Garden

This “real-life science fiction story” about slime molds and the people who work with them is a deep and improbable dive into nature’s awe-inspiring intelligence. This wildly original and artful ode to nature’s exuberant creativity is simply not to be missed for true bioneers. Directed (masterfully) by UK film scholars Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp. (81 minutes)