REBELS WITH A CAUSE (Doc Night) screening and Director Talk!
Please join us after the screening for a brief talk with director Nancy Kelly.
A stunningly beautiful new film narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center yearning for access to nature.
Beginning in the 1950s, a national movement was born of principles that may seem obvious today. Unconvinced by land developers who promoted residential construction as unmitigated progress, citizens began banding together to preserve open spaces near where they lived. Narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE is filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto's retelling of the story of the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast. REBELS WITH A CAUSE describes in fascinating detail how dedicated conservationists raised Californians' awareness of their power to promote change.
REBELS WITH A CAUSE had its World Premiere at the 2012 Mill Valley Film Festival where it won the Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary Active Cinema.
REBELS WITH A CAUSE has also been in the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Miami International Documentary Film Festival, the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, the Sonoma International Film Festival, the Mendocino Film Festival, the United Nations Association Film Festival, the San Francisco Green Film Festival and the Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival in Brazil.
Official site: http://rebelsdocumentary.org/
"The film, in entertaining, brisk fashion, takes us through decades of patchwork agreements that made (and still makes) the San Francisco Bay Area the environmental envy of the world: a teeming urban area that co-exists with its magnificent scenery. With the help of engaging interviews, excellent graphic maps and Lou Weinert's cinematography - his Bay Area landscape shots are beautiful - filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto are able to translate what was essentially an incremental bureaucratic fight into cinematic terms." David Lewis, SF Chronicle
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