The San Francisco Green Film Festival closes on Wednesday, April 26 with a screening of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland at the Castro Theatre, co-presented by the IOFF.
Based on the book by Miriam Horn, New York Times best-selling author and co-producer of the film, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman takes us down the Mississippi River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way we're introduced to "unlikely conservationists," those who might not fit the mold of typical environmentalists yet are intimately familiar with and passionate about saving natural resources.
The film screened at Sundance this past January. Watch the trailer.
Stick around after the screening for a book signing with Miriam Horn on the mezzanine at the Castro Theatre.
About the filmmakers
Susan Froemke is a nonfiction filmmaker and four-time Emmy Award winner with more than 30 films to her credit, including HBO's Academy Award–nominated LaLee’s Kin (2001), Grey Gardens (1976), and Wagner’s Dream (2012), which had a U.S. theatrical run before airing on PBS. Froemke recently co-directed Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012) with Matthew Heineman.
John Hoffman is Discovery's executive vice president of documentaries. He directed and executive-produced Sleepless in America and the Emmy-nominated The Weight of the Nation, and he produced HBO's Emmy-winning series Addiction and The Alzheimer’s Project. Hoffman oversaw the global premiere of the Emmy-nominated Racing Extinction (SFGFF 2014). Under his direction, Discovery launched Discovery Impact, a slate of groundbreaking environmental documentaries.