Racing Extinction

Film Info
Director:Louie Psihoyos
Year of Production:2015
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Road to Paris
Running Time:94 min.


8:30 pm :: Closing Night Premiere

From the filmmakers behind The Cove, Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos now bears witness to another global problem—mankind's role in precipitating mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of the world's species. He joins forces with activists, scientists, nature photographers, and cutting-edge inventors with an affirming call to action to stem the tide before it's too late. While covert operations reveal the horrific black-market trade in endangered aquatic species, the film's broader lens uncovers the even more disastrous consequences of human activity, chiefly the release of ocean-killing methane and carbon from energy consumption. The Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring call to action to preserve life as we know it.

DISCUSSION WITH: Louie Psihoyos, Director, Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS); Travis Threlkel, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Obscura Digital

10:30pm :: Closing Night Wrap Party

It's a wrap! Join us for a nightcap and the announcement of the SFGFF Audience Award.

The Wrap Party is at Slate Bar, 2925 16th Street (3 blocks East of the Roxie Theater). Ticket includes party entrance, one (1) drink ticket, and light appertizers. You must be 21+ to attend the party.

Closing Night Partner:

Wrap Party Sponsors:
Gracias Madre | Slate Bar SF

Additional Information

The Executive Director of Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), Louie Psihoyos, is widely regarded as one of the world's most prominent stills photographers. He has circled the globe dozens of times for National Geographic and has shot hundreds of covers for other magazines including Fortune Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, GEO, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Rock and Ice. His work has also been seen on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, and the History Channel. His imagination, wit, and iconic imagery have helped illustrate a wide array of complex subjects and is carried over to his filmmaking.