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Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

It's TIME tp Watch movies - shorts, unique filmsyou will not see in main stream theaters...

We gave you a teaser earlier this week - here's another - for the FULL SCHEDULE - visit here:

Here's a Sneak Preview to one of the Award Winning Films:

The Award Winning A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone

•Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

Rialto Cinemas® #1• 6868 McKinley Street• Sebastopol  


Online screener (TRT 56 minutes) available upon request at

Bay Area Director/Producer, Marlene “Mo” Morris, presents the North Bay premiere of her first film, “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone.” Grounded in current affairs and the Black Lives Matter movement, this documentary is a joy-filled, heart-rending story about community, art, and lives that matter.

Winner of the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Favorite Documentary Special Mention Award and the Best Documentary Short at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, “A New Color” is a portrait of Edythe (Edy) Boone, a San Francisco Bay Area social justice muralist, best known for her work on the well-known San Francisco Women’s Building “MaestraPeace” mural.  Edy has challenged inequality through art for decades. The film follows the indefatigable Edy, an African American artist, educator, and great grandmother, as she changes the world one mural at a time with everyone from preschoolers to seniors. Spanning from Harlem to Berkeley and from Malcolm X to Eric Garner, Edy’s life inspires hope. But when the death of her nephew, whose famous last words, “I Can’t Breathe,” ignites a national outcry, everything she has worked for so tirelessly is at stake. Edy’s story ultimately shows not what it is to be Black or to lose a loved one, but what it is to be human.

"A New Color” premiered at the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival and will soon screen at the Sarasota Film Festival (Florida, April) and the Oakland International Film Festival. The film was edited by veteran award-winning filmmaker Maureen Gosling (Burden of Dreams, This Ain’t No Mouse Music, Racing to Zero) and executive produced by Jed Riffe whose credits include the milestone documentary Ishi, the Last Yahi (narrated by Linda Hunt) and Waiting to Inhale. 

“[A New Color] is about the undervalued nature of community activism itself, and most crucially about the social injustices Boone paints and protests, - poverty, gender inequality and racial inequality.”

-- Jessica Zack, The San Francisco Chronicle

“A New Color is that rare documentary film that I simply did not want to end.”

-- Don Schwartz, Heart Productions Blog

•San Francisco Chronicle feature article:

Edythe Boone and Marlene “Mo” Morris will be present for the Q & A after the film.