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6th Annual Stinson Beach Documentary Film Festival
Stinson Beach Community Center
Stinson Beach, CA
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6th Annual Stinson Beach Documentary Film Festival
Benefiting the Stinson Beach Community Center, the Sixth Annual Stinson Doc Fest runs November 1st - 3rd. The community center located at 32 Belvedere Avenue, Stinson Beach.

Showcasing five of the best documentary films of the year, the Doc Fest begins Friday night, November 1st at 6:00 with an Opening Night Gala, featuring live music by the Michael Knowlton - Jeff Castro Duo and a delicious Tastes of West Marin paella dinner prepared by renowned chef Davey Jones (David Robert Johnson), proprietor of the much-loved Davey Jones Locker in Sausalito.

The Opening Night film at 8pm, Echo in the Canyon, celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LAs Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and the Mama and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. (The) talents featured in this look-back, will have you tapping your toes, laughing, beaming, and savoring music that never grows old.  

Saturday night at 5pm features The Biggest Little Farm, which chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.  Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Following at 7pm is Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, the winner of 21 film awards this year, an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller that examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.    

On Sunday at 5pm, Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. She proved all of them wrong.  

And showing on Sunday at 7pm, Human Nature is a provocative exploration of the gene-editing technology, CRISPR's, far-reaching implications as seen through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it's affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits.  CRISPR opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own childrenbut does it also open Pandoras Box?


Stinson Beach Community Center (View)
32 Belvedere Avenue
Stinson Beach, CA 74970
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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