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Save The Waves Film Festival to feature Films, Live music, art exhibits & awards

| posted on November 05, 2010

The upcoming Save The Waves Film Festival on November 12 in San Francisco features an inspiring program of new films, live music, a celebrated new mural at Ocean Beach by surfer activist Chris Del Moro, and an art exhibit by festival poster artist Mike Houston of Cannonball Press.
The film festival and celebration kicks off at the historic Victoria Theatre with live music by local San Francisco superstars My Peoples (formerly Kapakahi), an art exhibit on theatre walls, and a party fundraiser to benefit Save The Waves Coalition. Two new feature films and a handful of epic short films about surfing, the environment and coastal adventures will close out the evening.
Renowned woodcut print artist Mike Houston, hailing from Cannonball Press in Brooklyn, creates gorgeous, rich, black and white art from relief cuts and screen prints on an antique 1938 Vandercook letterpress printer. His artwork will be exhibited in the Victoria Theatre during Save The Waves Film Festival and will also be projected digitally onto the wide screen during the evening’s live musical performances.
Local documentary filmmaker and journalist Sachi Cunningham will be presented with the festival’s 2010 Awesomest Filmmaker Award. Sachi’s new short film, an exciting journalistic meditation on last year’s historic big wave season at Mavericks, will also premiere at the festival. Other filmmakers and activists will receive special surprise awards for their work in coastal activism through film.
This film festival and fundraiser is one night only, with doors opening at 7pm on Friday, November 12 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Films will screen at 8pm sharp. Please arrive early for best choice of seating as it fills up quickly. This event is 21 and over and a cash bar will be open for service.
Save The Waves Film Festival is presented by Clif Bar, Honolua and Jim Beam.
Zola Acai, My Peoples, Ocean Vodka, 21st Amendment Brewery, Peligroso and Patagonia also generously support Save The Waves Film Festival.
Tickets are on sale now: http://www.savethewaves.org/filmfestival
About Save The Waves Coalition: Save The Waves Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value. Save The Waves is a 501(c)3 California nonprofit. www.savethewaves.org