Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2017 Film Festival to screen at the San Juan Island Grange during 2018. Screening take place at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Admission is by donation. Film Society Members are free.
The screenings start January 2 with Academy-award nominated documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Released in 2017 100 mins
Tuesday, January 2 - Inconvenient Truth Sequel
Tuesday, January 16 - Chasing Coral
The second film to be screened in is also nominated for Best Documentary in the 2018 Academy Awards, the multiple award winning, beautifully filmed: Chasing Coral (directed by Jeff Orlowski), Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Filmed over three years, with 650+ hours underwater, this film includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world. WON Best Feature Documentary, Call to Action and Peoples Choice Awards at Boulder International Film Festival, Won Audience Award and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Released in 2017 95 mins
Tuesday, February 6 - Mission Blue
Tuesday, February 20 - Memory of Fish & short Hand to Stand
Tuesday, March 6 - Yasuni Man
Tuesday, March 20 - Crazywise
Tuesday, April 3 - 100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice
Tuesday, April 17 - Score - A Film Music Documentary
Tuesday, May 1 - A Good American
Tuesday, May 15 - Harry and Snowman
Tuesday, June 5 - River Blue
Tuesday, June 19 - Proof of Loyalty