Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association
A talk, a book signing and a reception with the original rebels and the filmmakers will follow the 72 minute film.
REBELS received the 2012 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary - Active Cinema. Rebels With A Cause was written, directed and produced by Nancy Kelly and edited and produced by Kenji Yamamoto and produced in partnership with PBS station KRCB, Channel 22 North Bay.
A stunningly beautiful new film narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center yearning for access to nature. Not only was open space preserved, but their efforts pioneered a conservation ethos that today is more the norm than the exception in Marin County.
REBELS celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. With California’s rapid population rise in the 1950s, the California coast seemed destined to follow the prevalent pattern of suburban development. But, these rebels changed the fate of the land. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today.