Monterey Underwater Film Festival at Golden State Theatre
- When: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: Golden State Theatre, Monterey
- Cost: Free - $15
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Sports, Film, Lectures
Much of this 30-year-old festival is geared toward ocean photographers and filmmakers. Like the classes, equipment demos, seminars and the 24-hour photography competition that'll take place right in our bay (you can check out the winners at a 3pm Sunday wrap-up at MPC's Lecture Forum 103). But the broad heart of the to-do is a special film/photography presentation being held at Golden State Theatre 7:30-10pm Saturday that brings behind-the-camera (and under the surface) masters of the adventurous craft, responsible for some of the most iconic and arresting ocean life images and footage. Emmy-winner Rick Rosenthal, the night's headliner, provided key footage for BBC's Blue Planet and Disney Nature's EARTH; Stephen Frink is one of the most published marine photographers and will share some of his "greatest hits"; IMAX cinematographer Chuck Davis is on the Cousteau team; Eric Cheng specializes in sperm whales and giant squid; and Berkley White, who owns seminal underwater photography store Backscatter in Cannery Row, possesses years of history in the biz. (See Film story.) [WR]
8:30am-9:30pm Fri; 6:30am-10pm Sat; 7:30pm Sat film festival; 9am-5pm Sun; 3pm Sun winners show at MPC. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $5/Sat film fest; $15/Sun seminar; $20/Sat film fest and Sun seminar; free/student for Sat film fest. 645-1082, www.montereyshootout.com.