8:30pm :: Closing Night Premiere
2017 Green Fire Award Finalist: Half Moon Bay, California. Mauro ffortissimo, an artist and musician, drags an old grand piano onto the bluffs near his home by the sea. He plays it every evening at sunset for the migrating whales passing just offshore. Soon after, his installations of twelve pianos take over the San Mateo Coast, as world-class musicians, enthusiasts, and novices alike come to play in the exquisite natural surroundings. Finally, with pianos on the streets of San Francisco, the city’s rebellious artist’s soul stirs once again. Filmmaker Dean Mermell captures the incredible sights and sounds of this unusual passion project, in a film that asks: As the world rushes headlong into an unknown future, what good things from the past are worth saving?
DISCUSSION WITH: Dean Mermell, filmmaker, and special guests - Plus live piano performances!
10:00pm :: Closing Night Wrap Party
It’s a wrap! Join us on the Castro Mezzanine for a celebration and champagne toast with our Green Film Fest filmmakers. 21+
Closing Night Sponsor:
Community Partners: Jewish Film Institute; San Francisco Botanical Garden Society; Sunset Piano