Friday, December 12, 2008

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Featured Event
  Film screening of "The Last Continent"
Fri, Dec 12, 2008 - Sun, Dec 14, 2008   3:30 PM
Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

Two Showings:  December 12, 2008, 6:15 pm &  December 14th, 3:30 pm
Filmmaker and marine biologist Jean Lemire (The White Planet) leads an intense 430-day expedition to Antarctica in this resonant documentary about a group of scientists investigating the effects of climate change.

When the team arrives they discover that warmer temperatures causing upheavals in the ecosystem also threaten the safety of the crew members themselves. Awaiting the arrival of a desperately needed winter, they struggle to keep food supplies cold and the boat anchored against gale-force winds. The various challenges, coupled with only four hours of sunlight each day, would send most rushing home- but the intrepid crew remains infectiously upbeat, playing hockey, kayaking, riding bicycles on the ice and studying a variety of other species whose deep-rooted habits have been disrupted by the warming trends.

Cinematographers Martin Leclerc and Mario Cyr capture glorious shots of Antarctica's sublime landscapes as well as the marvelous and fascinating species that thrive in the crystal-clear water under the ocean's icy surface. Donald Sutherland's deft voiceover narration weaves together ecological facts, historical accounts of Antarctica's perils, and details of Lemire's mission to create a richly textured profile of the continent.

With compassion and urgency, the film makes a compelling case for action, suggesting that the effects of global warming on our fragile world run far deeper than we can see.

Written by Jean Lemire, Caroline Underwood. Photographed by Mario Cyr, Martin Leclerc, Stéphan Menghi (105 min, Seville Pictures).

(Canada 2007)

The San Francisco Film Society is proud to present The Last Continent with support from the Goldman Environmental Prize. The Last Continent is part of the Film Society's Quebec Film Week festival that runs from December 10 - 14, 2008 at Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema.

For more information contact:
The San Francisco Film Society
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Thursday, December 11th

Thu, Dec 11, 2008 - Thu, Dec 25, 2008      8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
[view] Help by donating this holiday season at St. Anthony Foundation's 21st Annual Curbside Drive
121 Golden Gate Avenue at Jones
San Francisco
Thursday, December 11th

Thu, Dec 11, 2008 - Wed, Dec 31, 2008      9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
[view] If you shop, shop LOCAL -- GUARDIAN CAMPAIGN: SPEND $100 LOCALLY ... AND YOU COULD WIN $500
Thursday, December 11th

Thu, Dec 11, 2008 - Sun, Dec 28, 2008      6:30 PM
[view] 27 Days of Change: Winter Practice Period for Agents of Social Change
Center for Transformative Change
2584 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Friday, December 12th

Fri, Dec 12, 2008 - Sun, Dec 14, 2008      3:30 PM
[view] Film screening of "The Last Continent"
Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

Fri, Dec 12, 2008      5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
[view] Chasing Commodities A Photography Documentary Exhibit
I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Fri, Dec 12, 2008      7:15 PM
[view] Womansong Circle  An Evening Of Participatory Singing For Women
First Congregational Church of Berkeley Small Assembly Room 2345 Channing St (at Dana)
Sunday, December 14th

Sun, Dec 14, 2008      11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
[view] Eco-Holiday SF A Local Shopping Experience!
The Galleria, SF Design Center
101 Henry Adams St
San Francisco, CA

Sun, Dec 14, 2008      11:11 PM - 8:08 PM
[view] EcoHoliday SF A Local Shopping Experience
Galleria SF Design Center 101 Henry Adams St (Nr 15th/Kansas in SOMA/Potrero)
San Francisco
Monday, December 15th

Mon, Dec 15, 2008      6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Woodfin Hearings Continue
Emeryville City Hall
1333 Park Street (Park & Hollis)
Tuesday, December 16th

Tue, Dec 16, 2008      7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] VENEZUELA: Democracy Beyond Elections film preview & discussion
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
Thursday, December 18th

Thu, Dec 18, 2008      12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
[view] Press Conference to Defend Immigrant Rights in San Francisco
In front of City Hall
San Francisco, CA

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