Special Screenings and Events




Sunday October 28

7:00pm Patagonia Presents their NEW film GROUNDSWELL  –  Matilija Auditorium

What will happen to the unspoiled coastline in British Columbia if the Northern Gateway tar sands oil pipeline is
built? More than you might think.  Set sail with Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Patagonia and Woodshed
Films for an exploratory surf trip along British Columbia’s unspoiled west coast. While searching for waves,
the crew documents what would be threatened if the Northern Gateway tar sands oil pipeline is built."                          Poster photos
: (surf) Dean Azim; (bears) Ian McAllister 

Thursday October 25                                                                

7:00pm FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING - Yellow Submarine 

Libbey Bowl - Special guest appearance – Original animator             

                    Hosted by Ojai Community Bank                         

Friday October 26
Minds In The WaterMinds In The Water

8:00pm - MINDS IN THE WATER  - Screening - Art Center Theater

Minds in the Water is a feature-length documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share.  Through Dave and his friends' journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one surfer's quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and it's inhabitants from the threats of commercial slaughter and pollution.

Saturday October 27

10:00am - SEADRIFT vs. THE BIG GUY – Screening – Art Center Theater

The Texas Water Safari is “the world’s toughest canoe race”: 260 nonstop, grueling, rapids-filled miles in relentless heat. This world-premiere feature documentary follows likeable entrant Jeff McAdams, who believes he is capable of anything. But will his grit and pride overcome years of beer and cigarettes?
After the screening, famed director/cinematographer and much-awarded digital pioneer Randall P. Dark will speak on “Making a Film Using 14 Types of Cameras.” “There are HDTV pioneers, and then there is Randall Dark,” wrote one industry observer. Recognized globally as an expert in emerging technologies, Randall has spoken to audiences at events worldwide.

‘Big Guy’ Jeff McAdams will be present at the screening


        12:30pm - CLICK, Stop Motion FestivalScreening - Art Center Theater

               9 Inspiring and Award Winning Stop Motion Short Films from around the Globe 

               Presented by Emmy and three Annie award winner director/producer Jamie Caliri and Dragonframe Software                       



 2:00pm - RUNNING WITH DEMONS - Screening – Art Center Theater

Running with Demons is the story of Todd Crandell: a man who for thirteen years of his young life, battled through severe alcohol and drug addictions, precipitated by the loss of his mother to suicide.  Destitute and homeless, Todd began a new journey taking him across the globe competing in the extremes of all endurance races: the 2001 Ironman™ in New Zealand. But unbeknownst to Todd, crossing the finish line would become more symbolic than just finishing a race. It would change his life, and the lives of others.

3:30pm - International Cinematographers Guild Presents - The 16th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards 
Art Center Theater

Screening of award winning short films representing the works of ten cinematographers who have been honored by the International Cinematographers Guild as the top emerging cinematographers of 2012. 

8:00pm - Laemmle Theaters Presents DORFMAN - Art Center Theater     

      Starring Sara Rue and Elliott Gould.  Directed by Brad Leong. 
Q&A with writer Wendy Kout following the screening 



         8:00pm - ELEVATE FILMS PRESENTS HAPPY– Matilija Auditorium  

                                                                        Mikki Willis of Elevate Films will present and moderate the Q & A with Roko Belic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Roko Belic, Director of HAPPYRoko Belic, Director of HAPPY

A film by Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues”, sets out to answer the question what makes us happy. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Mikki Willis, CEO ElevateMikki Willis, CEO Elevate

Elevate Films is a globally known full service film production company that focuses on conscious films, media, and entertainment. 

Sunday October 28

12:00pm - SHOWING UP, A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE AUDITION Screening - Art Center Theater 

Filmmaker James Morrison and Bill IrwinFilmmaker James Morrison and Bill Irwin

In this documentary, an all star cast of actors including, Nathan Lane, Sam Rockwell,
BD Wong, Bill Irwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Eli
Wallach and playwright Terrence McNally
reflect on what the audition process is
and means to them, how they prepare and how
they keep going back.  
Directed by Riad Galayini and James Morrison



1:00pm - ACCIDENTAL ICON: THE REAL GIDGET STORY Screening - Playhouse Theater 

Gidget: The Accidental IconGidget: The Accidental Icon 
Kathy "Gidget" Zuckerman, 2010Kathy "Gidget" Zuckerman, 2010
Explores the real life of Kathy Kohner Zuckerman whose childhood exploits in the 1950's in Malibu were captured in the pop-culture "Gidget" book, films and TV show.  

Kathy Kohner Zuckerman will be attending a "surf" reception following the screening and will be doing a book signing.


 Advance Tickets May Be Purchased

 Advance $10 tickets for this screening and reception may be purchased online or at the screening (if seats are available).