A Deeper Focus


SLO Film Festival to feature several environmental films in its lineup

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Here is a sampling of films of interest to local Bioneers.  For the full schedule of this year’s offerings of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, March 10-15, 2015.


Growing Local

GROWING LOCAL contains three short vignettes, each focusing on a different challenge hindering the growth of the local food movement.   USA. 46 min.

Thurs, 3/12, Mission Cinemas 4PM, Friday, 3/13, Palm Theater 10AM

Narrative Feature


Most Americans have never set foot on a farm or ranch, or even spoken with the people who grow and raise the food we eat. FARMLAND takes an intimate look at the lives of six young farmers and ranchers, all in their twenties and thirties, respon­sible for running their own agriculture businesses. USA. 70 min.

Fri, 3/13, Downtown Cinema, 7PM, Sun 3/15, Galaxy Theater, Atascadero, 4PM

Slingshot, Sponsored by John Swift & Cal Poly Univ. Housing

The inventor mastermind behind the Segway personal transportation device, Dean Kamen has spent over a decade working on an invention to solve the world’s safe water crisis. This fascinating documentary traces the story of Kamen’s new water purification machine. USA/Ghana/Paraguay. 93 min.

Sat., 3/14, 1PM, Palm Theater, Sun., 3/15, 1PM Palm Theatre

Bringing Back the Wild: Coal Oil Point Reserve

Inspiring story of the restoration and natural history of Coal Oil Point Reserve, a native wetlands and precious coastal-strand environment, home to the threatened Western Snowy Plover and the Tidewater Goby.  61 min.

Wed., 3/11, 4PM, Downtown Cinema

Short Film

Net Positiva                                

Discarded fishnets are responsible for 10% of the oceans’ plastic pollution. Three friends set out to eliminate these derelict nets by re-purposing them in a surprising and inventive way.   USA/Chile 11 min

Thu, 3/12, Downtown Cinema, 1 PM, Sat, 3/14, Palm Theater, 1 PM

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