We are currently sold out of Film Festival and tickets to both the Party and Film Festival! We are so excited to have a full house. There are still Party only tickets available and we encourage you to purchase those ahead of time and not chance it by showing up at the door.
If you want to be added to a wait list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, cell phone number, and email and we will notify you immediately if any tickets open up. Similarly if you are NOT planning to use your party or film fest tickets please let us know by calling 510-658-0702 or emailing email@example.com.
We are very excited to be hosting our birthday bash at The New Parkway, Oakland's beloved, quirky, two-screen speakeasy cinema serving up movies, good clean fun, and a heavy dose of community.
Join us for the Party where you will get a chance to bid on fun and unique silent auction items, catch up with old friends and meet new friends, watch our new movie about the Rose Foundation, drink lots of good beer and wine, and celebrate some big successes that we couldn't have done without you! Then hang out for our film festival after, Action! Movies that Motivate Change, and get inspired for the next twently years. We look forward to partying with you soon!
Interested in sponsoring or donating a silent auction item? Click here.
Film Summaries & Filmmaker Bios
Trashed (East Bay Premiere!)
Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons goes on a journey of discovery, disbelief and hope in Candida Brady’s Docu-feature about waste and the environment. Irons sets out to discover the effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to Lebanon, Iceland, Vietnam, and other places tainted by pollution. Discover what happens to the billions of tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year and the solutions we can start implementing. Trashed is a film that transforms horror into hope, as Irons searches for solutions to the great sustainability problem of our time.
Local filmmaker Melinda James explores the role of people of color within the growing Bay Area food justice movement. From harvesting beans to selling plants at farmer's markets, the work of reconnecting people to their food is never done, especially in black communities where food deserts, not choice, have been the rule for too many years. Eschewing statistics and interviews with professionals, the film instead lets three local activists - Gail, Mia and Mickey - tell their own stories to demonstrate the complex and at times contradictory world in which we live.
A Fierce Green Fire (Act 2)
From director Mark Kitchell, the Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, comes A Fierce Green Fire, a look at the evolution of the environmental movement. Act 2, narrated by Ashley Judd, will be screened, exploring toxics issues in the 1970s, specifically the battle led by Lois Gibbs over Love Canal. Lois Gibbs leads local homeowners in a two-year battle to save their children from 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals.
Rose Foundation 20th Anniversary Film
How well do you know the Rose Foundation? Directed by CB Smith-Dahl at Community Bridge Video, our 20th Anniversary Film tells the origin story of the Rose Foundation and explores the inspiring successes of our Grassroots Fund grantees, New Voices Are Rising students, and past campaigns like Save the Headwaters.
Mark Kitchell is a San Francisco-based filmmaker whose work has explored the history of major social movements. His 1990 documentary film, Berkeley in the Sixties, traced the origins of the 1960s UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement, winning the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Over the next few years, Kitchell began researching the environmental movement, fully dedicating himself to this project between 2008 and 2012. A Fierce Green Fire was the end result of this effort, a 114-minute film that highlights the faces working on a host of diverse issues such as climate change, modern whaling, dam building, forest preservation, and water protection. Kitchell continues to remain involved with environmental work, as demonstrated by his recent submitted proposal to convert San Francisco’s Presidio Commissary Site into a Green Museum and Environmental Center.
Melinda James is an emerging filmmaker based in Oakland, California. James is interested in women, underrepresented communities, and questions of race in America, and completed 16 Seeds for her Masters thesis at UC Santa Cruz after being introduced to the Oakland food garden movement by a friend. James has not limited herself to filmmaking, and has shot music videos for artists such as Quadron, Mara Hruby, and Cadillac. Recently, James was named SF Weekly’s 1st Place Masterminds winner, an award recognizing emerging artists in the Bay Area. Her work has been screened around the country at Artopia, Frameline, the Queer Women of Color Film Festival, and M.I.T.
Sponsorship & Silent Auction Opportunities
Our 20th Anniversary Celebration is a great opportunity to show your support for local communities and the environment. Why sponsor or donate a silent auction item? Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Exposure to 5,000 local, state, and national donors and supporters of the Rose Foundation
through the event website, emails, social media and more.
- Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
- Give back to your local patrons and community. Also get a good feeling in your soul!
- Get credit for your sponsorship- we are a 1% for the Planet approved partner.
Please download the Sponsorship & Silent Auction Packet for more details on sponsorship levels and how to donate. Or scroll up and become a sponsor right now; simply choose your sponsorship level and enter your details and we will do the rest!
Questions? Contact Marion Gee, Development and Communications Coordinator at 510-658-0702 ext. 304 or email mgeeATrosefdn.org (replace AT with @).