The Save the Waves Film Festival

The Save the Waves Film Festival is more than just a night at the movies — it's also a good cause. Proceeds from the festival benefit two different environmental nonprofits, the Save the Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves. Both groups focus on protecting the coastal environment, with an emphasis on surfing areas. Not surprisingly, the films will appeal to surfers and ocean buffs, but anyone with a sense of adventure can enjoy the program. Standouts include Se7en Signs, a surf travel epic from director Nathan Myers that visits six different countries, and Old Dog, which offers a look at the history of surfing and surf culture in Chile. Local news watchers will be particularly interested in Martin's 5: Battle for the Beach. It chronicles the Surfrider Foundation's campaign to reopen Martin's Beach in San Mateo, which was effectively closed to the public when a wealthy property owner (venture capitalist Vinod Khosla) closed the only access road. Not cool, bro. Not cool.

Fri., Nov. 22, 6 p.m., 2013
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