ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WILDFIRE

Bay Area Premiere


ACTIVE CINEMA | DOCS

US 2022, 79 min, Director: Trip Jennings

Narrated by award-winning actor David Oyelowo, Elemental is equal parts frightening in its imagery and compelling in its thesis. As conceived by director Trip Jennings, this engrossing documentary about the devastating impact of wildfires, and the science deployed to combat them, offers viewers a new perspective on the raging infernos that have become far too common threats to forests, homes, and entire communities. Packed with new and archival footage of the devastation wrought by fire run amok (notably, the 2018 Paradise, CA, Camp Fire), the film juxtaposes those stark and sobering images with interviews from an array of scientists, academics, and other experts who propose a potentially counterintuitive approach to bringing these blazes to heel. Most importantly, while Elemental illustrates the seriousness of the problem, it also underscores how — with forethought and care — we might achieve real solutions. —Zaki Hasan

Guest expected: director Trip Jennings

VIEW TRAILER

The Oct 15 screening will be followed by a filmmaker Talk Back at the Outdoor Art Club at 4pm. Join us to continue the conversation!


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Showtimes

In-Person


7:15 PM — Lark Theater

2:00 PM — Sequoia 1

Virtual


Oct 5, 11:00 PM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Director

Trip Jennings is a filmmaker, adventurer, exploration kayaker, and conservationist. He was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic after his first project with the organization, an expedition in Papua New Guinea. Since then his films have won dozens of awards around the world and aired on major networks on every continent.

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

79

Director:

Trip Jennings

Producers:

Ralph Bloemers, Sara Quinn

Cinematographers:

Trip Jennings, Sara Quinn

Editors:

Sara Quinn

Writers:

Ralph Bloemers, Trip Jennings

Cast:

David Oyelowo, Dr. Jack Cohen, Dr. Beverly Law

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