Arcata Theater Lounge
Doors 6:30pm Films 7:00pm
$3 Suggested Donation
Sonic Sea: Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life.SONIC SEA travels beneath the ocean’s surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased ocean noise pollution and what can be done to stop it. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams and featuring interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy-Award winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting, SONIC SEA highlights how noise from a range of man-made sources has affected whales in recent years, including the mass stranding of whales around the planet. The film uncovers how better ship design, speed limits for large ships, quieter methods for underwater resource exploration, and exclusion zones for sonar training can work to reduce the noise in our oceans and stop the deaths of our ocean’s beloved creatures, as long as society has “the political will to solve it.”
Frio: A crowd-funded Kickstarter documentary, is a heartwarming film about two up and coming Nicaraguan surfers, Kevin Cortez and Jackson Obando. The two are longtime childhood friends and simultaneously podium rivals who embark on a surf trip that is one of the first of it’s kind; from tropical to icy waters. However, suiting up head-to-toe in a full body wetsuit to brave the frigid waters of British Columbia, Canada is not the only ‘first’ these young prodigies are destined to confront. From the moment they say goodbye to their families and step on to the plane they begin to learn the meaning of the term ‘culture shock’. The documentary is both endearing and at times even comical, as the film crew does it’s best to capture their childlike curiosity as well as every life changing moment, from the good to the bad.