Community Film Festival

Our next Community Film Festival will be hosted at the Arena Theater in Point Arena on Saturday, December 2, 2017. This year’s festival theme is Our Changing World – Local and Global Issues Affecting our Community. We will feature three screenings focused on the topics of climate change, immigration and community solutions.


  • 2:00 – Climate Change. The Age of Consequences (1 hour 20 minutes) investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Former Point Arena local Hypatia A. Porter worked on this film as editor and associate producer. Hypatia and executive producer Sophie Robinson will join via Skype for a filmmaker Q&A following the film.
  • 4:00 – Immigration. A 6-minute short about DACA will begin this program. Global refugee issues will be addressed in the Oscar nominated film 4.1 Miles (26 minutes)Farewell Ferris Wheel (70 minutes) will follow with a look at migrant workers and the H2-B visa program. KGUA’s Peggy Berryhill will moderate a panel discussion with community residents Javier Chavez, Family Advocate with Action Network, and Norma Orozco, USF Migration Studies Graduate Student.
  • 7:00 – Community Solutions. Tomorrow (1 hour 52 minutes) will close out the festival with examples of community based solutions to creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. “Today…we need a new direction, objective… A new dream!”



TICKETS: $10 for 1 film; $15 for 2 films; $20 for all 3 films. Tickets available day-of at the box office. Taco plates will be offered by the Arena High School Triathlon Team for purchase between screenings.

We hope you can join us on December 2nd! Be sure to visit local merchants during the Point Arena Hometown Holidays before the show or between screenings.

Thank you to our 2017 community sponsors and film underwriters:  Better Place Forests, Point Arena Merchants Association (PAMA), Redwood Coast Democrats, Redwood Credit Union, Surf Market, and Gualala Supermarket.