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.
OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE
Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, and Matt Stoecker | USA | 2014 | 87 min
San Francisco Premiere
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.
portrays the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang
coming to life as we enter into the mindset of those who can no longer sit back and watch the planet and the rivers be destroyed." ~ Huffington Post
Discussion with: Ben Knight, director/editor; Travis Rummel, director/producer; Matt Stoecker, producer/underwater photographer, Mikal Jakubal, activist.
You might also like to see Chinatown
(May 31) or Watermark
(June 1)Ticket 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.
Opening Night Sponsors:
Aquarium of the Bay & Bay Theater
Embarcadero at Beach St., San Francisco
PIER 39 parking garage charges $8 per hour to park at their facility.
Reduced rate parking passes to the PIER 39 parking garage are available for you to purchase at the Aquarium of the Bay, Guest Services Desk during the Opening Night Reception. 3 hour passes at $8 each or 6 hour passes at $12 each are available.