Octagon Barn Night – Environmental Shorts

Presented by Sky Rose Cattle Company and The Land Conservancy

octagon-barnThe SLO Film Fest is delighted to include the historic and recently renovated Octagon Barn as a venue this year. The uniquely shaped barn, built in 1906, is located on the southern edge of San Luis Obispo surrounded by gorgeous farmland. Lovingly restored by the Land Conservancy, it is now poised for new activity as an historical landmark and center for education, recreation, conservation and the arts.

The two event at the barn are limited to only 100 people and will not be included in any of the Festival Passes. This is a special fundraiser for the Land Conservancy to assist with the completion of the barn restoration project.

LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET OUT OF THE WAY!
Sponsored by Ecologistics and SIP Certified

Join us for an evening of stimulating short films all about environmental activism and rural life. Local and global concerns are addressed in this collection of films by documentary filmmakers, many of whom will be in attendance. And enjoy wines from California wineries that use sustainable growing techniques, courtesy of SIP Certified.

katie-guitarKICKASS KATIE LEE
Meet feisty, funny and foul-mouthed Katie Lee, the 96-year-old activist who opposed the Glen Canyon Dam and has forever been its immutable warrior and outspoken foe. From George and Beth Gage (Bidder 70). 10 min. USA.

THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS: From Peru to Tanzania
The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their own communities. Narrated by Robert Redford. 28 min. USA.

A SHEPHERD
In his early 30s, Joe Wells is anything but typical. 25 years younger than the average American farmer, Joe struggles with the many challenges of the sheep farming business. 10 min. USA.

WHERE THERE ONCE WAS WATER: A California Story
California Water: where are we, where are we headed, and how can we craft an equitable water future for all life? Join the conversation with local photographer and filmmaker Brittany App, when she shares a 15-minute sneak-preview of this feature-length film, currently in production.

buy-nowWednesday, March 15 – 7:00pm
Octagon Barn, 4400 Octagon Way (off S. Higuera) SLO
$25 general / $15 Students & Film Society

(No Festival Passes will be accepted for this event – seating is limited to 100)