MAKING A CONNECTION
ONE OF THE MANY REASONS we find FILM MAKING SO GRATIFYING IS THAT IT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. OUR SOLD OUT SHOWS ARE A TESTAMENT TO OUR ABILITY TO CONNECT AND ENGAGE WITH OUR AUDIENCES, FUELING OUR PASSION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR MISSION.
June 2023 – Details coming soon!
“Life on the Water does that which is so important, bringing to an audience the lives and stories that might otherwise be lost to the next generation. As a cinema arts organization, the California Film Institute applauds Oleg Harencar and his team for the insightful and beautiful works they have created and that we have had the privilege to present at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center.“
“Attending a Life on the Water screening is compelling in so many ways. One can always expect to enjoy the excellent production of the films, but the screenings also bring a variety of people together who share the love of the water and the extraordinary people with stories to tell.“
“Even if you don’t own a yacht, if you have a chance to see or buy one of the Life on the Water films, don’t miss it. Most enjoyable even for landlubbers. The nautical characters and their yachts come alive on the screen and each movie tells a great story.”
"Life on the Water is more than just a set of stories, it really depicts a palpable passion. The film makers have skillfully gone the extra mile to showcasing the wonderful characters’ true personalities around the Water theme, introducing their life stories in such an authentic, and lively manner, through interviews, memorabilia... Cherry on the cake, the images throughout the screening are breathtaking. Life on the Water really leaves a deep profound imprint. It’s all about the journey!"
"As a speech pathologist and audiologist working at the San Francisco VA, I decided to live in Sausalito. I enjoyed walking on the docks, seeing the beautiful boats, and meeting the people who worked on, sometimes lived on, and who sailed them. The “Life on the Water” films deepened my appreciation of these unique and special people. Although I knew some of the “heroes” of the films, I learned about unexpected and very special things some of these people (in the film) did beyond what you might expect: trash dipping for items that less fortunate people could use, or arranging for the victims of crimes to reconcile with the people who committed the crimes. Another joyful part of going to see the movies, was the "reuniting" that happened all around the theatre. There just IS a deep connection among people who live and love being near, on, and in the water. Thanks for making all this happen."
"These films are really cool. Like a National Geographic documentary except made by a local guy about local people. I had no idea this stuff had gone on around here. The screenings are really fun because the people who come are really friendly and open."
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