Angel Azul

Green Film Festival and Earth Day Film Series
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Celebrate Earth Day with the San Francisco Green Film Festival and a special free screening of Angel Azul. Bay Area filmmaker, Marcy Cravat, brings us haunting and beautiful images of the underwater world and art of Jason deCaires Taylor, to remind us all of the impact we are having on our oceans.

Screening followed by discussion with Marcy Cravat, director of Angel Azul.

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Film Synopsis:

A beautiful film exploring the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. His latest creation is MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte), a monumental museum with a collection of over 500 of his sculptural works, submerged off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them. Bay Area filmmaker, Marcy Cravat, brings us haunting and beautiful images of the underwater statues, to remind us all of the impact we are having on our oceans. Peter Coyote provides insightful narration that leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.

Information at: http://www.greenfilmfest.org/2015_earth_day

Earth Day Film Series

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Angel Azul
Explores the work of Jason de Caires, an artist who creates artificial coral reefs from statues cast from live models. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Screening followed by discussion with director Marcy Cravat. (2014, 74 min.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:00 – 7:30pm
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
A film documentary about the history of the environmental movement. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Isabel Allende, Van Jones. Screening followed by discussion with director Mark Kitchell. (2013, 101 min.)

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:45 – 7:45pm
Speciesism: The Movie
Director Mark Devries investigates factory farms, where most of the animals used for food in the country are raised. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners. Screening followed by discussion with David Smugar, animal rights advocate and a representative from the San Francisco Vegetarian Society. (2013, 94 min.)

This is a Green Stacks event sponsored by the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

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