SDFF is co-Presenting the gorgeously cinematic doc Overland at IndieFest’s launch of the Livable Plant Film Fest, which will stream online from April 22-May 2.
Overland (Revere La Noue and Elisabeth Haviland James, Czech Republic 104 mins) is a visually stunning film that travels across four continents, and too many cultural, personal and emotional landscapes to name. The film tells a trio of stories, each of which shows the critical roles birds of prey and their human partners play to keep the primal wild present in modern life. The film follows three passionate falconers—an Oklahoma Anthropologist rehabbing injured eagles, searching for lost falconry practices; a solitary Italian man living in the countryside with hawks, wolves and a horse; and a man in Dubai training to be the world’s foremost falcon racer. The film is a particularly beautiful and thoughtful look at the natural world after months of pandemic lock-down.
SDFF is co-presenting the film with IndieFest, which is launching the Livable Planet Film Fest, which is kicking off on Earth Day (April 22). Livable Planet is poised to fill the void left when SF’s Green Film Festival, which came to a permanent stop in 2020. The new fest is organized (with some flare) around a broad concept of “environmental films,” including docs and narrative features with environmental themes, including themed sections on Radical Females, LGBTQIA stories and more “traditional” fare with fun twists, like “Animals Wild, Weird and Wonderful).