Thursday, May 3rd
Doors at 6:30 PM.
$3 suggested donation.
Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.
In the Wake of Giants
In The Wake Of Giants has now won three film festival awards and received numerous nominations. The most recent trophy came from Rome, IT, (Special Jury Award for Feature Documentary at the PELAGOS Film Festival of the Sea. It has also won Best Conservation Film at the 2011 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival and in 2010 won Best Marine Sanctuary Short Film at the Blue Ocean Film Festival. The film opened the 5th season of the national PBS program, Natural Heroes. Entanglement is a huge problem these days. The whales, dolphins and porpoises who get wrapped up in marine debris often perish as a result. Ed Lyman, head of the rescue effort in Maui says they have nearly a 100% success rate if they can get TO THE ANIMAL in time. Unfortunately, the injured animal often spooks and dives. The original spotters on the water will report the sighting, but can’t always stay on hand while rescuers deploy.
UPRIVER is a ‘watershed film’ that explores one of the Nation’s most active river conservation movements. Within Oregon’s Willamette River system, the film focuses on people from all walks of life who are coming together to revive the health of this large river and the life it supports.
To some, the ocean is a fearsome and dangerous place. But to others, it’s a limitless world of fun, freedom and opportunity where life can be lived to the full. A new documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, FISHPEOPLE tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. From surfers and spearfishers to a former coal miner and a group of at-risk kids in San Francisco, it’s a film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore.