Beach Break Film Festival Packages
Opening Reception and Waterman.
Join us at 6:00pm for our Inaugural Opening at the theatre. Meet the filmmakers and toast the evening with local favorites from It’s Italia and Barterra Winery, then enjoy our opening night feature film, "Waterman".
Tickets are non-refundable and all sales are final
Preceded by the Short:
For the Love of the Sport
By local filmmaker: Cole Keeton
Wednesday, December 28 @ 7:30pm
Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian, Duke Pao a Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman, narrated by Jason Momoa, explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport's first-time inclusion in this year's Games - a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.
Q & A with Director Isaac Halasima and another special guest.
Tickets available for pre-film reception with Director, Sponsors,
Donors and Package Holders
MERMAIDS ON MARS
PIXAR'S SHORT FILM COLLECTION 2
Thursday, December 29 @ 2pm
SHORT - Mermaids on Mars
Mermaids on Mars was created out of a unique vision of the film's producer, Nancy Guettier, to create a gift for her three adopted children, and for other children, who wanted to experience magic and adventure instead of explosions on the screen.
In attendance: Filmmaker Nancy Guettier and Director Jon V. Peters and Special Guests
Pixar's Short Film Collection 2 Disney and Pixar present an incredible collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award(R) nominees and a host of family favorites. Join the celebration of imagination with this collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories and captivating characters.
Followed by the short: CAMPESINOS:
America's Unsung Heroes
Thursday, December 29 @ 4:30 pm
A feature-length documentary based on the events and circumstances surrounding the 1982 avalanche in Alpine Meadows, CA.
--A compelling documentary about memory, tragedy and the terrifying power of nature. Through interviews and outdoor footage, both modern and archival, it creates a sense of the horror and scale of the disaster in the Lake Tahoe area, which took the lives of seven people on March 31, 1982.
In attendance: Director Jared Drake
Q & A following the movie with the
Campesinos is a moving and vivid first-hand look at the struggles farm workers face on both a local and national level. It was filmed at several farms near Silicon Valley and shows how the gritty reality of farm workers is similar everywhere. No stone is left unturned as it makes sure to give insight into the life of farm workers, who are often forgotten by the American Mainstream.
Filmmaker Joe Poni and Dr. Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, EdD, LCSW Executive Director and Founder of ALAS will join us for a Q&A following the film.
WE WERE HYPHY
Thursday, December 29 @ 7:30pm
A love song to the artists, dance, music, slang, clothes and most importantly of all, the people who came of age during the Hyphy Movement.
In attendance: Director Laurence Madrigal, Executive Producer Raphael Casel and Dr. Moore
Filmmaker Q & A following the screening.
THE COMEDY CLUB
Friday, December 30 @ 4pm
When a fire destroys Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, defiant owner Tom Sawyer and his crew of comedians rebuild it, hoping to revive the struggling local comedy scene. As a breeding ground for young comedians, Cobb's could not be equaled. Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Bob Saget, Ellen DeGeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill Maher, Kevin Pollak and more developed at this small club. David C. Schendel (Yank Tanks, 2003) documents the roller coaster ride to re-open the legendary independent venue and keep it open against all odds.
In Attendence: Tom Sawyer, W. Kamau Bell
HALLELUJAH Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Preceded by a Short: TIME FOR THREE
Friday, December 30 @ 7:30pm
A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands and was approved for production by Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses of wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust.
Q & A with Directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
Closing Night Reception immediately follows the film and is included with your ticket.
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