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SF Film Society Presents Investigative Documentary Week: Crude

 

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San Francisco Film Society Presents

Investigative Documentary Week: Crude
Opens August 25 at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre

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Slippery Slopes: A Forum about Crude and the
Investigative Functions of Film

Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Landmark's Lumiere Theatre
1572 California Street at Polk
San Francisco, CA 94109

Crude, a lively and gripping documentary directed by Joe Berlinger, follows the shifting course of a lawsuit brought by 30,000 Ecuadoreans against Chevron over its responsibility for the country's contaminated waters and streams. Alternately inspiring, funny, disturbing and infuriating, Crude offers a thoughtful and complex look at the issues surrounding human rights and corporate behavior in Latin America.

Following the 12:00 noon matinee screening of Crude at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre, this forum will address the functions, roles and processes of documentary film as a form of investigative journalism. Phil Bronstein, editor-at-large at the San Francisco Chronicle, will moderate a discussion with Crude director Joe Berlinger and Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center of Investigative Reporting.

Free admission to the Forum; tickets to the film screening must be purchased separately. More information available at sffs.org.

 

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