Benefiting the Stinson Beach Community Center, the Second Annual Stinson Beach Doc Fest raNovember 6th-8th, 2015.


"Meru" will be shown on Opening Night, Friday November 6th at 8pm:

In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting at the headwaters of the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the Shark’s Fin has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. After suffering dramatic set backs in their lives, three close friends who are among the world’s best professional climbers battle their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements in an attempt to confront the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas, one that has never been scaled to completion.
Featuring Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Jon Krakauer, and Jenni Lowe-Anker. Directed by Jimmy Chin, and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

 "Best of Enemies" will be shown on Saturday, November 7th at 5pm

"In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult -- cementing their opposing political positions. Smart, fascinating, and funny, Best of Enemies takes a penetrating -- and wildly entertaining -- look back at the dawn of pundit politics."

 "The Great Alone" will be shown on Saturday, November 7th at 7pm

"Lance Mackey entered his first dogsled race at the age of approximately negative-two-months: His mom was racing when she was seven months pregnant with him. That sense of 'Well, what else would I do?' pervades The Great Alone, in which Greg Kohs follows the four-time Iditarod winner during his 2013 try for victory number five. Mackey's father, Dick Mackey, was a racer too — Dick Mackey was a co-founder of the Iditarod Anchorage-to-Nome endurance test in 1973. 'All I wanted to do was be like my dad,' Lance says, but Dad turned out to be not much of a father, and Lance had a troubled youth to get through before finding his place in the dynasty. He also had to beat cancer. Director Kohs tells these stories while checking in regularly on the 2013 race. Here, we feel the arctic isolation, with the camera paying enough attention to Mackey's feet that we feel their frozen pain. We watch him lovingly tend to his "misfit" dogs and cope with surprise dental problems. As he drops behind other racers — he's in 16th place with 123 miles to go — the questions keep mounting: Can he make up enough ground to put a fifth trophy on the mantel? How many wins does he need before he can give up this punishing sport?" -Hollywood Reporter

 "Batkid Begins" will be shown on Sunday, November 8th at 5pm

One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did. "Batkid Begins" is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including the filmmakers, and they wanted to find out why.

Susan Acquistapace
John Andrews and Yoshi Fukamiya
Pegan Brooke and Tim Mott
Ginny and Will Felch
Gail Graham and Gary Herman
Roberta and Jim Hawthorne
Sandra and Charles Hobson
Roger Kovach
Bob and Joan McGrath
Harriet Moss
Tim Nevin
Ginny and Web Otis
Jeannine Voix Paganini
    and Ken Paganini
Rodger Raderman
Patty and Roy Shimek
Sterling Speirn
Susie and Sergio Vergara
Marion Weber

Judy and Bob Aptekar
Larry Baskin and Kathlynn Capdeville
Scott Benjamin
Barbara Boucke
Terry Bryant
Susan Byrd
Arianne Dar
Tim Dawson
Illana DeBare
Mary Ford
Trudy Greenlaw
Carol Harmon and Michael Rafferty
Sheila Humphreys
Gary Ireland and Elizabeth Zarlengo
Kathy and Kirk Kirkham
Mark Lampert
Marti London and Guy Torrey
Gail and Bucky Mace
Sam Matthews
Kathleen McLorg
Lindsey and Malcolm McLorg
Susie Nelsen
Patty and Page Nelson
Clodagh Orton
Susan and Dick Peterson
Annie Rand
Angela Rubin
Peter Sandmann
Kevin Shanahan
Judy Stemen and Chris Fitting
Elizabeth and Martin Terplan
Pauline Tesler
Kristie and John Tillapaugh
Ann Walsh

Bolinas Hardware
Sergio and Susie Vergara
Stinson Beach Market
Roger Raderman
Oceanic Realty

    Founding Committee
Gail Graham
Gail and Bucky Mace
Maureen Marshall and John Hutchinson
Harriet Moss
Lynette and Jamie Sutton
with special thanks to Ginny Felch for marketing miracles

 "Dying to Know" will be shown on Sunday, November 8th at 7pm

Dying to Know is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex, controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation. In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics. Leary became the LSD guru, challenging convention, questioning authority and as a result spawned a global counter culture movement landing in prison after Nixon called him “the most dangerous man in America”. Alpert journeyed to the East becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who continues in his 80’s teaching service through compassion. With interviews spanning 50 years the film invites us into the future encouraging us to ponder questions about life, drugs and the biggest mystery of all: death.