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Chasing the Thunder - Special Screening

  • Cowell Theater 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123 United States (map)

Thank you for supporting the International Ocean Film Festival. The screening of Chasing the Thunder is sold out, and we will not be selling any tickets at the door.

Join us at the Cowell Theater on Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM for the Bay Area Premiere screening of Chasing the Thunder. Followed by a Q&A with Captain Paul Watson, Founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Adam Meyerson, Chief Officer on the Bob Barker for Ice Fish.

Chasing the Thunder is a documentary about the Sea Shepherd’s epic 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of the “Thunder,” considered the world’s most notorious poaching vessel. Across two seas and three oceans, the marine activists hunted the fugitive fishing ship through massive ice floes, storm-tossed seas, a near collision and violent clashes until the Thunder dramatically sank, burying the evidence of its crimes on the bottom of the South Atlantic. Watch the trailer.

Event Schedule

VIP RECEPTION: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FILM BEGINS: 7:15 pm
POST-SCREENING Q&A: 8:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Parking: Parking meters inside Fort Mason are enforced 24 hours a day. Please allow enough time to park and walk down the pier to Cowell Theater

Entrance to Cowell Theater: The new entrance to Cowell Theater is on the EAST side of Pier 2, also known as Herbst Pavilion, behind the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

Concessions: The concession stand will be open with light snacks and beverages. However, food and beverage are not allowed inside the theater, except for bottled water. We encourage you to bring your reusable water bottles. 

Please reach out to or Rachelle, our Special Events Coordinator at if you have any questions. 

Executive Produced by:
Paul G. Allen
Carole Tomko
Rocky Collins
Mark Benjamin
Marc Levin

Produced by:
Katie Carpenter
Sam Sielen

Directed by:
Mark Benjamin
Marc Levin