The San Francisco Green Film Festival
If you are in San Francisco this weekend, or anytime from the 14th to the 20th of April, then you are in town for one of the most anticipated and important film festivals of the season: The San Francisco Green Film Festival.
As the name implies, this weeklong event features films that discuss and explore the ways in which our environment is changing due to the influence of humans. More than just a film festival, the GFF seeks to raise awareness, spark conversation, and act as an incubator for innovative and sustainable ideas. Dozens of films throughout the week work in tandem with an exciting lineup of guest speakers, presenters, and other special events to both celebrate our world and discuss the ways in which we can be doing more to preserve it.
Some of the most anticipated films include:
- Born Free — Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Born Free, the story of Elsa the Lioness, was the first Hollywood film to discuss conservation issues, and is therefore considered a cinema landmark.
- Sonic Sea — This film revolves around Ken Balcomb, an ex-Navy officer, and his search for the reason behind mass beaching of whales in the Bahamas.
- The True Cost — A deep and unflinching look into the clothes we put on our bodies and the devastating effects that the textile/fashion industry has wrought in countries all over the world.
- Behemoth — Exploring the ways in which the Chinese mining industry has affected the people living in rural China, Behemoth is one of the most looked forward to releases for the upcoming year.
Along with the films, there are numerous other special events to round out and enhance your festival experience, such as:
- An opening night reception which features, among other things, the film How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change), by the Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox.
- Happy Hour at FESTHQ, where ticket and pass holders can receive a free drink (held from 5:00 – 6:00pm on April 15th, and 5:00-7:00 from April 16th – 17th).
- Closing Night Party and the film Not Without Us, which tracks the stories of seven different grassroots activists as they travel around the world discussing climate change policy and seeing its effects.
No matter if you see one film or ten, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is a great blending of film and social consciousness, and it is bound to spark insightful and memorable conversation. For additional information, contact Nationwide Limousine Service today at 800-339-8936!