Rebels with a Cause: Opening Night Premiere
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New People CinemaThu, May 30, 2013 7:00 PM Not Available

Nancy Kelly, USA, 2012, 74 mins
San Francisco Premiere.
In person: Nancy Kelly, Kenji Yamamoto (producer/editor) and Melanie Nutter, Director, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco

Rebels with a Cause celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. With California’s rapid population rise in the 1950s, the California coast seemed destined to follow the prevalent pattern of suburban development. But, these rebels changed the fate of the land. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today. An Audience Award Winner at the 2012 Mill Valley Film Festival, the film features interviews with several prominent Bay Area residents including: Huey Johnson, Co-Founder of the Trust for Public Land and the Founder of the Resource Renewal Institute; Amy Meyer and Edgar Wayburn, Co-Chairs, People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Martin Griffin, Founder, Audubon Canyon Ranch; Phyllis Faber and Ellen Straus, Co-Founders Marin Agricultural Land Trust; Martin Rosen, former president of the Trust for Public Land.

Sponsored by Earthjustice.

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NANCY KELLY For 25 years, Nancy Kelly has produced and directed independent documentary and narrative films including Smitten, about local art collector Rene di Rosa and Cowgirls: Portraits of American Ranch Women which was broadcast by the National Geographic Explorer Program. She is currently in development on The Work of Art, the story of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project, an immigrant youth theater company.