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San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
(415) 557-4400
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

August 27, 2014

Join the San Francisco Green Film Festival and the San Francisco Public Library for a special free screening of Mondo Banana.

Journey to the world of bananas! Deep in the forests of Sumatra, a Finnish sea captain seeks an elusive banana. In a Kolkata kitchen, Bengali chefs prepare scrumptious banana stalk curries. As the sun blazes in Kuala Lumpur, a Chinese exorcist calls forth an evil banana spirit…. Embarking on an international journey through the vibrant world of human-banana relationships, Bay Area filmmaker Ryan White explores the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of one of the world’s favorite fruits.

A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film, Mondo Banana is a wild medley of shadow puppetry, culinary demonstrations, exorcisms, scientific research, anthropology, and dragon-dancing that peels away the secrets of human-banana relations and celebrates the age-old connection between people and plants.

Screening followed by discussion with Ryan White, director of Mondo Banana.

Date: August 27, 2014 6:00 pm