Spirit of Discovery (Sat, Oct 7, 4:30pm)

Oct 7, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 5:44 pm
ArcLight Cinemas - La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY Trailer // SDiFF 2017 from San Diego Intl Film Festival on Vimeo.


61 min


Q&A following screening with filmmakers Eliana Alvarez Martinez and Leah Goudsmit

Director: Eliana Alvarez Martinez

Producers: Eliana Alvarez Martinez, Patty Elkus, Rick Elkus, Octavio Aburto

Cast: Walter Munk, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Siciara

Synopsis: Walter Munk's brilliant "failures" have done more for the planet than most men's successes. His pursuit of daring exploration has changed the way we understand our Blue Planet and literally helped save western civilization. Now, Walter is on a mission to research the unique flying Devil Rays that bear his name. But something's wrong. They've gone missing...


To screen before Spirit of Discovery:

The Velvet Abscract

Short Doc

7 min

United Kingdom

Director: James Hughes

Producers: James Hughes, Emily Haigh

Cast: Tobias Menzies (Outlander, The Night Manager, Game of Thrones, Casino Royale, Atonement, Underworld)


Synopsis: The Velvet Abstract was produced on six continents and features a narrated poem over a plethora of visual effects and animations with a dark purple color palette to represent the cataclysmic stain of mankind on the environment. The first half of the film deals with our vices and darker thoughts, the things we focus on to avoid responsibility. The second half is what is happening to the planet in the absence of our concerted effort to save it.

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ArcLight Cinemas - La Jolla
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA, 92122

Oct 7, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 5:44 pm
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