Special Screening: Rebels with a Cause
Tuesday, March 3rd | 7:00pm
The night before “the rebels” talk at the First Wednesday, watch the film about their efforts to preserve our local landscape.
Registration highly recommended. Register here.
First Wednesday: Rebels with a Cause
Wednesday, March 4th | 7:00pm
Local history talk in collaboration with the Mill Valley Historical Society.
Marin County's Rebels with a Cause with Huey Johnson, Doug Ferguson, Dr. Martin Griffin, and more.
Registration recommended. Register here.
A stunningly beautiful film narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights a battle over land that changed the American landscape forever.
“We drew up a petition which said only this: Dear Mr President, only you can preserve this magnificent seashore for all generations of Americans. It’s NOW or NEVER!”
–Peter Behr, California State Senator
Rebels With a Cause is the story of a regional California effort that grew into an astonishing system of fourteen National Seashores — the result of garden clubs, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, politicians from both parties, widows, and volunteers working together through compromise and negotiation, with the American public coming up as the winner.
It’s a fascinating example of a hard fought campaign to preserve something important to all of us — our public land. And it is a powerful tool to illustrate that the personal is political, and the local is global. Rebels is a feel-good cinematic experience that conveys an inspiring truth about how ordinary individuals have the power to change the rules.