Sure, anyone can just buy a movie ticket and see a film, but what if you could see a film, attend workshops and learn more about global issues concerning sustainable living, economic stability and natural resources? Calling all filmgoers! Looking for a greener spin on a night at the movies? This week, beginning March 3, initiates the first annual San Francisco Green Film Festival . Created by the non-profit distributor of environmental films, Green Planet Films , to “inspire environmental action through media arts,” the film festival is a fusion of education, art, films and fun. With networking events, three official parties, educational workshops and over 70 films being screened at the Landmark Theater’s Embarcadero Center Cinema  and the beautiful and historic Bentley Reserve , the San Francisco Green Film Festival is expected to have a great turnout.
The festival is expected to be inspiring, educational and interactive, with presentations by Google Earth  and post-screening Q & A periods by many of the film directors in attendance.
As community screening sponsor, Fair Trade USA invites you to attend the March 5th screening of the Fredrik Gertten directed film, BANANAS!*  an 80-minute investigative documentary about the exploitation of banana farm workers in developing countries. Fredrik Gertten, an advocate of Fair Trade Certified bananas, will be in attendance at the screening and taking questions from the audience at the end of the film. According to the film’s website, Gertten urges consumers to take action and visit your local grocers to “demand they sell only Fair Trade Certified bananas!” Sounds like a good idea to us!
Support the cause by attending the San Francisco Green Film Festival from March 3-6, and check out screenings for films exploring topics on water preservation, conserving the wildlife of San Bruno Mountain and many other global concerns. Ticket pricing starts at $12.50 with special weekly passes and party tickets available .