Films on environmental issues to be screened at SLO Film Festival
The 19th Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, March 6-10, 2013, will feature several films of interest to Central Coast Bioneers.
Pipe Dreams deals with opposition to the Keystone Pipeline by landowners, farmers and people living near the path of the proposed pipeline; it will be shown at the Downtown Theatre in SLO, Friday, March 8 at 1 PM
Bidder 70 tells the story of a university student who foiled President Bush’s 2008 fraudulent oil and gas lease auction by bidding $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks– he had no intention to drill or to pay but is now paying with his future. The film will be shown at the Downtown Theatre on Friday, March 8 at 1 PM and at the Palm Theatre in SLO on Saturday, March 9 at 11 AM
Santa Ynez River Wilderness has been described as “a love letter to the upper Santa Ynez River watershed” and features beautiful images of the birds, plants and wildlife of the Valley. It will be shown at the Palm on Sunday, March 10 at 10 AM.
Shadow of the Condor follows biologist Joseph Brandt as he reveals the realities of bringing the iconic California condor back from the brink of extinction. The film will be shown at the Downtown Theatre on Sunday, March 10 at 10 AM
The Ivory Crisis is a short film on the African elephant poaching crisis, sharing experiences from researchers and local communities. It will be shown at La Perla del Mar in Shell Beach on Sunday, March 10 at 4 PM
Between the Tides – Ed Ricketts was a pioneering marine ecologist. He was the legendary “Doc” character in the novels of his friend John Steinbeck. Between the Tides follows retired marine biologist Bud Laurent on a quest to reconnect with old friends and colleagues whose work and way of life reflects the curiosity, mental discipline and freedom of spirit that enabled Ricketts to look at inter-tidal life in a revolutionary way. The film will be shown at La Perla del Mar in Shell Beach on Sunday March 10 at 4 PM
For more information on venue locations, the films and for last-minute schedule changes, go to www.slofilmfest.org.