April 20, 2016 at Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
In Person: Virginia McKenna & Will Travers, Born Free Foundation
This wildlife epic first roared onto the big screen 50 years ago as the first mainstream Hollywood film to spotlight a big conservation issue. Since then, the story of Elsa the Lioness has captured hearts around the globe, not least inspiring star Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, dedicated to protecting these majestic animals.
Set in Kenya, it follows the true story of George (Bill Travers) and Joy Adamson’s (Virgina McKenna) fight to return Elsa, a lion cub, to the wild. With the re-classification of many wild lion populations as endangered in December 2015 and inclusion of lions on the schedules of the US Endangered Species Act, the film’s heart-warming story is even more relevant today. A must for all cat lovers, big and small.
Presented in a stunning new 4k digital restoration, courtesy of Sony Pictures Enterainment.
5:30pm :: Uproar! Reception
Join us before the screening on the Castro Mezzanine to meet Virginia McKenna and Will Travers, while enjoying local food & beverages. Separate ticket required. 21+
Photo at top from Born Free (c) 1966 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.