Film Schedule for Thursday, March 8

Thursday's films screen at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center. Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite!


* Indicates filmmaker is expected to attend for Q&A.

Program 1 at 4:00 PM

International Day of the Woman

View of reef manta ray from below - film still for Beneath Wallace's Line

SHE IS THE OCEAN (Russia), 101 min
Inna Blokhina*

Nine extraordinary women from all over the world — scientists, activists, surfers, divers — share one thing in common: a deep love for the ocean. Their lives are shaped by and around the ocean which is their home, source of life, and the teacher they revere and worship. —YI

Opening Night Party - 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Cowell Theater lobby. Purchase your Opening Night Party ticket for $60, and you'll enjoy food and beverages from local Bay Area restaurants plus a commemorative, ocean-friendly 15th Annual IOFF stainless steel pint "glass." Admission to Program 2 is included in the ticket price.

Doors open for screening of Program 2 at 7:30 PM

Program 2 at 8:00 PM


STARS (USA), 5 min
Han Zhang

A grandfather and his grandson sell stars on the street in a seaside town. One night their supply runs out, and the grandson embarks on a journey to fish for more stars . . . —YI


KIM SWIMS (USA), 75 min
Kate Webber & David Orr*

Kim Chambers was the first woman (and one of only four people) to swim solo the 26 miles between the Farrallon Islands and San Francisco. This feat is the culmination — so far — of Kim’s life story, from growing up on a sheep farm in New Zealand to working in the Bay Area tech industry and experiencing a life-changing accident. Kim’s story will inspire and perhaps challenge the viewer to consider the potential in each of us. —ST

Film synopses were written by the following Screening Committee members:

AB: Ana Blanco
GC: Gretchen Coffman
SJPH: Sidney JP Hollister
KH: Keith Howell
YI: Yuko Inatsuki
DM: David McGuire
MJS: Mary Jane Schramm
ST: Stan Teng