Arena Theater Ocean Film Festival this coming Saturday, April 9th

Breaching Gray Whale calf by Kathy Bishop (Medium)
Saturday, April 9th

2:00 p.m. Family/Kids Animated Films - $5

  • Ain't No Fish (4 minutes)
  • The Great Wide Open (10 minutes)
  • Song of the Spindle (5 minutes)
  • Coralax (7 minutes)
  • A Sea Turtle Story (9 minutes)
  • Zoe and Her Adventures (3 minutes)
  • Net Positiva (11 minutes)

4:00 p.m.Ocean Films - $11 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 age 12 & under.

  • Whale Aware (8 minutes)
  • TBD: Q&A with Filmmaker Lauren Gilberston (10 minutes)
  • A Small Surfer Makes Big Waves (7 minutes)
  • Cordell Bank: A Sound Investment (4 minutes)
  • Feature: Sonic Sea (55 minutes)

7:00 p.m. Ocean Films - $11 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 age 12 & under.

  • Domoic Acid Attack (3 minutes)
  • Sanctuary in the Sea (18 minutes)
  • The Cook, The Hunter, The Whales and Their Watchers (5 minutes)
  • Feature: Of the Sea (55 minutes), includes Q&A with Filmmaker Mischa Hedges (15 minutes) Few California fishing families remain. In 1981, there were nearly 7,000 families; today there are only 1,800. To revive a fading way of life, Bay Area fishermen and entrepreneurs are exploring ways to support sustainably produced seafood.
All three screenings feature different films. Attend all with a $50 VIP Pass which includes local merchant discounts!
VIP Passes - $50 per person, Includes all screenings, discounted admission to Point Arena Lighthouse and other local merchant discounts. If purchased online before Thursday, VIP Passes may be picked up in Gualala at the Visitor's Center located at 39150 S. Hwy 1(west side) in the Forte Gualala building.
For Family & Kids: At nearby Point Arena Library, the festival will offer FREE ocean exhibits and children's activities Saturday from 11am to 4pm, with special presentations and free raffles for kids from 2:30 to 4pm.
Arena Theater
214 Main Street
Point Arena, CA
All Saturday screening tickets are available in advance at or at the door.
On Saturday Evening, 215 Main Wine Bar sponsors a special Festival Reception with featured filmmakers. All Adult Festival Participants are invited to attend. Come meet the film directors. Donations are welcomed at the door and raffle tickets will be available.
On Sunday Morning, to complement the Film Festival, the Greater Farallones Association and California State Parks will conduct a naturalist-led "Wildflowers & Whales" Walk at Salt Point State Park, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Wildflower & Whale Walk*
*Contact  for $20 Walk tickets sold separately or call (415) 561-6625 x 315 for further information about ALL of these events.
Ocean-themed Indie Films; Festival Reception; Family Activities; Q&A with Filmmakers and Marine Life Experts; Great Raffle Prizes! Proceeds benefit the non-profit Greater Farallones Association's ocean education and science programs in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

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