This year's films include:
- Jane's Journey
- Sounds Like a Revolution
- Bag It
- Hell and Back Again
- Project Happiness
- and others, including the trademark secret screening finale
In the heart of an artist's community, with the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco across the water, lies the ideal backdrop for a premiere film festival experience.People around the world are drawn to Sausalito, certainly for its picturesque beauty, but possibly because it is so uniquely different from anywhere else. Creatives, nonconformists, the famous (and infamous) have felt its gravitational pull. Artists, writers, philosophers, rock legends and film stars have made it their home, in the company of boat-builders, bootleggers and ex-madams.
In this town of characters and contradictions, an idea was born: A Sausalito Film Festival ...Experience. Films that speak to our naturally rebellious nature, our creative soul, our passion for cultural understanding. Films of all lengths and genres are presented - features, shorts, animation, and documentaries from around the globe. Coupled with conversations and presentations that will stimulate, and provoke the senses.
Because this is no mere picture show.
About the Setting
Cavallo Point at historic Fort Baker, with the skyline of San Francisco as a backdrop, is located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Marin County. Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point is an enchanting and environmentally sustainable “base camp” where the city’s urban edge turns into untamed coastal wildlands. Since opening it has earned much recognition, including Travel + Leisure Magazine naming it one of America’s top new national landmarks. Festival films will be shown in two historic and restored converted theaters: Mission Blue and Callippe.
This year’s slate of films feature highly sought after Award-Winning documentary, Climate Refugees that explains the growing reality of displaced populations due to environmental disasters. Described by Sherri Quinn on NPR as a “must-see”, the film will be followed by an engaging discussion led by a panel of policy makers and leaders including Director Michael Nash, Supervisor Charles McGlashan and Peter Schwartz, internationally renowned futurist and author. Two other Sundance favorites will premiere - Waste Land and The Dry Land with America Ferrera who will be in attendance. And Bay Area filmmakers, Andrew Thomas and Toby Gleason will screen their Award-Winning film The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi certain to be a festival favorite for this beloved internationally renowned Bay Area musician.
Other festival highlights include the return of the crowd pleasing Special Secret Screening from an Acclaimed Director (which will not disappoint!) and the Filmmakers Sea Wolf Bay Cruise. Celebrities, Politicians, Community Leaders and a diverse and enthusiastic Bay Area Audience will mingle together to converse, share, discover and enjoy the festival’s rebellious nature alongside the beauty of Cavallo Point.
Generous Presenting Sponsors include Blue Angel Vodka and Marin Clean Energy.
Signature Sponsors include Lexus of Marin, Stella Artois, Dominican University, Mud Worldwide, Marin Magazine, Main Street Research and Cavallo Point Lodge.
Film Presenters include Kanbar Charitable Trust, Citibank, Institute at the Golden Gate, The Arques Foundation and Whole Foods.
Festival Sponsors include xfinity, Ghilotti Brothers, Irony, 337, Loredona, Icelandic Glacial, KQED, Mighty Leaf Tea and Alter Eco Chocolates.
For more information, visit the festival site at http://www.sausalitofilmfestival.com.
ABOUT THE SAUSALITO FILM FESTIVAL
Sausalito Film Festival is a unique Northern California cinematic experience featuring powerful films that are rebellious in nature, express passion for cultural understanding and stir the creative soul. In a town founded on contradictions, characters and innovators, this year's Festival promises award-winning exclusive film showings and documentaries from around the globe. Screenings are coupled with thought-provoking conversations and after-film presentations that will stimulate and provoke…all set in a picturesque locale, Cavallo Point Lodge at the Golden Gate Bridge, every bit as inspiring as the films themselves.