DocLands Honors: Louie Psihoyos / Screening of Racing Extinction

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Showings

Sequoia 1Fri, May 4 6:30 PM Buy Tickets
 
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Country:US
Year:2015
Running Time:94 min.
Director:Louie Psihoyos
Producer:Olivia Ahnemann
Fisher Stevens
Screenwriter:Mark Monroe
Cinematographer:John Behrens
Shawn Heinrichs
Sean Kirby
Petr Stepanek
Editor:Geoffrey Richman
Lyman Smith
Jason Zeldes
Cast:Joel Sartore
Jane Goodall
Elizabeth Kolbert
Elon Musk
Leilani Munter
Stuart Pimm
Print Source:Abramorama
Note Writer:Lorraine Hess

Description

The DocLands Honors Award is presented to a filmmaker in recognition of exceptional storytelling within the documentary genre, an artist whose films resonate universally, emphasizing our common humanity—no matter the subject.

The inaugural DocLands Honors Award is presented to director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove, Racing Extinction, The Game Changers), for his dogged determination and tenacity in exposing wrongs and expanding awareness. We also show our appreciation for his astounding efforts in outreach, bringing to a worldwide audience some of our most pressing environmental and social issues.

Louie Psihoyos, executive director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), is recognized as one of the top photographers in the world. An ardent dive photographer, he feels compelled to expose the decline of our planet’s crucial resource, the oceans. Psihoyos’s first documentary film, The Cove, won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Film of 2009.

Following the DocLands Honors Award presentation and on-stage interview, Racing Extinction will be screened.       

RACING EXTINCTION

Scientists believe we are in the sixth major extinction event in the planet’s history, and unlike the previous five, this one is being caused by humankind. Half of all species are threatened with annihilation by the end of this century, and this remarkable lm tackles this monumental challenge by focusing on activists, scientists, and artists dedicated to saving those without a voice—the vanishing species of our globe. Louie Psihoyos has created an ode to life on our planet with a documentary that takes us on an unforgettable visual journey, one that features shocking undercover footage of illegal wildlife capture and trade, infrared camera-captured carbon monoxide emissions, the haunting underwater ballet of manta rays, and a breathtaking projection installation by Bay Area-based Obscura Digital. Glued together with careful editing, Racing Extinction raises awareness and inspires action with a masterful touch.

May 4, 6:30pm | CINEARTS SEQUOIA
PROGRAM $20 / $15 CFI members
PROGRAM & RECEPTION $30 / $25

RECEPTION
9:00–11:00pm | Seager Gray Gallery
108 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

Thank you to our community partner Oceanic Preservation Society.

Additional Information


Louie Psihoyos, Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), is recognized as one of the top photographers in the world. An ardent dive photographer, he feels compelled to expose the decline of our planet's crucial resource, the oceans. Psihoyos's first documentary film, The Cove, won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Film of 2009. Racing Extinction was his second film and premiered on Discovery in 220 countries and territories on the same day. It sparked the #StartWith1Thing movement. With partner Obscura Digital, Psihoyos was also the creative mind behind the unprecedented large-scale video projections of endangered species onto the United Nations Headquarters, Empire State Building, and the Vatican. Psihoyos most recently finished directing The Game Changers, executive produced by James Cameron.