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Love and bananas

Directed by Ashley Bell

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her to freedom.

African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. L&B exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to endure to become a service animal; a process known as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. LOVE & BANANAS aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.

Love & Bananas is a benefit for Operation Diana & The Elephant Nature Park.

DATE: Saturday, July 21st 2018

TIME: 3:30 Reception / 4:30 Film

TICKETS: $30.00 includes Reception



Director - Neil Gelinas

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants and significant populations of lions, cheetahs and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once unspoiled oasis is now under siege due to increasing pressure from human activity.

From National Geographic Documentary Films, Into the Okavango chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses.

DATE: Saturday, July 21st, 2018

TIME: 7:00 Film / After Film Conversation with Actress and Co-Producer Mia Maestro / 8:30 Beer, Wine & Dessert Reception

TICKETS: Complimentary with RSVP



Filmmaker - David Kennard

Join filmmaker David Kennard and renowned wine importer Martine Saunier for a spirited trip to the land where the beguiling libation of Port was born. A Year in Port is a beautiful documentary that journeys through the Doruo Valley in Portugal, exploring four award-winning winemakers: Symington Family Estates, Taylor Fladgate, Ramos Pinto and Nieport.

This film is the third in a trilogy (A Year in Burgundy/2013; A Year in Champagne/2015) by prolific, Emmy award-winning producer and director David Kennard.  David will be joined at the screening by Martine Saunier, the first woman to establish a wine importing company in the United States. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and is a Chevalier du Tastevin.

The Sausalito-Cascais Sister City program promotes cross-cultural and educational exchange with Portugal, including a traditional Portuguese Fado concert each year and a youth sailing exchange program. A public plaza – the  Praca de Cascais in Sausalito — with a Portuguese Calcada mosaic was recently opened in a dedication ceremony with Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa and other Portuguese dignitaries.

Proceeds from the film A Year in Port benefit the Sausalito-Cascais Sister City program.

DATE: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

TIME: 3:00 Film / 4:30 After Film Discussion with David Kennard & Martine Saunier  /  5:00 PM – Symington Family Estates Port Tasting

TICKETS: $30.00 includes Port Tasting



Directed by Matthieu Rytz

What if your country was swallowed by the sea?

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.

While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas.

Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

DATE: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

TIME: 6:30 Reception / 7:30 Film  / After Film Conversation with Marin Supervisor Kate Sears

TICKETS: $25.00 includes Reception