DocLands Honors: Louie Psihoyos/The Game Changers

Showings

Sequoia 1Fri, May 4 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Country:US
Year:2018
Running Time:90 min.
Director:Louie Psihoyos
Producer:Joseph Pace
James Wilks
Shannon Kornelsen
Gina Papabeis
Executive Producer:James Cameron
Suzy Amis Cameron
Maria Wilhelm
Kyle Vogt
Niklas Adalberth
Solina Chau
Rip Esselstyn
Brendan Brazier
Cindy Landon
Bob Greenberg
Sheryl Greenberg
Britt Selvitelle
Pamela Anderson
Screenwriter:Mark Monroe
Joseph Pace
Cinematographer:John Hunter Nolan
John Behrens
Editor:Dan Swietlik
Stephanie Mechura
Note Writer:Susan Gerhard

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, The Game Changers will be screened

THE GAME CHANGERS


MMA fighter and special forces trainer James Wilks sets out to learn the true nature of strength. Does building muscle require the consumption of meat—and the killing of animals? Uniquely qualified to explore the subject as a strapping figure and vegan himself, Wilks takes to the road to find out what other elite athletes, scientists, and everyday people have to say on the subject in a film that offers as much surprise for the contemporary muscle-builder as it does insight for the general public. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Louie Psihoyos (The Cove, Racing Extinction), with executive producer James Cameron’s backing, it’s a journey that brings pleasingly high production values to this pressing question. The answers in a film that Vogue magazine calls “shocking” could bring forth a revolution in fitness that could go a long way toward saving the planet. CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

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.