April 20-26, 12pm-10pm
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 17th, 2017 11:18 PM
The 2017 San Francisco Green Film Festival includes 70 films from around the globe, with over 90 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers covering environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water, and art in the environment.
From the Amazon to Standing Rock, from the streets of SF to the fields of Ethiopia, see new stories from around the world at Green Film Fest 2017. All week you will have a chance to meet filmmakers & expert guests at our fest for acclaimed environmental films.
The Festival will open on Thursday, April 20 with Evolution of Organic from acclaimed Bay Area filmmaker Mark Kitchell and will usher in a week of special events, discussion panels, workshops, and educational programs. It started with a motley crew of back-to-the-landers rejecting industrial farming. It went on to spawn a renewed connection with our food and land. The film presents a celebration of Californian organic farming told by the people that started it all thru to a new generation who continue to reinvent the food system.
Closing Night April 26 is the SF Premiere of 12 Pianos: 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?
$15 each film ticket, $225 festival pass.