SF DocFest: Big Boys Gone Bananas

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:30pm


WHAT: BAVC is pleased to co-present Big Boys Gone Bananas (Fredrik Gertten, Sweden, 87 min, Sweden) as part of the 2012 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
WHEN: Sat 11/17 9:30 pm and Tue 11/20 9:30pm in SF; Thu 11/15 9:30pm in Berkeley.
WHERE: All SF screenings are at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-863-1087) . All Berkeley screenings are at the Shattuck Cinemas (2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704; 510-464-5980).
Once upon a time, there was a documentary called “Bananas,” about conditions at a Dole-owned banana plantation in Nicaragua.  But this is not that movie.  This movie is about what happened after Dole decided it was going to squash “Bananas” –by any means necessary.  What follows is a story that’s both incredibly thrilling and deeply inspiring, as filmmaker Gertten makes the decision to fight the Dole company… and document the whole thing, of course.
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