Benefiting the Stinson Beach Community Center, the Fifth Annual Stinson Beach Doc Fest
will run
November 9 - 11, 2018.


will be shown at
8:00 p.m. Friday, November 9

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career.

Rated:     PG        Run Time: 1 hr, 36 min

WINNER: Best Documentary, Sarasota Film Festival 2018 & Wisconsin Film Festival 2018 WINNER Audience AwardMinneapolis/St Paul Film Festival 2018 NOMINEE: Audience Award, Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival 2018

"Pick of the Litter"
will be shown at
5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

Rated:     NR       Runtime: 1hr, 24min

WINNER: Audience Award, Gasparilla & Newport & Omaha Film Festivals 2018 WINNER: Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival 2018

"Free Solo"
will be shown at
7:00 p.m. Saturday,

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential.

Rated:       NR;         Run Time:    96min

WINNER: Peoples Choice Award, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

"Evolution of Organic" will be shown at
5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11

This uplifting and entertaining film, directed by Bay Area filmmaker Mark Kitchell and narrated by actress Frances McDormand, traces the organic sector from its counter-culture roots in the 1960s to the present day, telling the story of its unexpected growth and some of the missteps along the way—with songs by Country Joe, Bruce Springsteen and even the Banana Slug String Band all getting airtime before the closing credits roll. It’s a heartfelt journey of change from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food.

Rated:     NR        Run Time: 1 hr, 17 min

Doc Fest Organizing Committee

Lynette and Jamie Sutton
Harriet Moss
Gail Graham & Gary Herman
Maureen Marshall  & John Hutchinson
Gail and Bucky Mace 



Roger Kovach
Susan and Kevin Stone
Tim Dawson
Web and Ginny Otis
Kathleen Foote and Tom Silk
Patty and Roy Shimek
Susan and Jim Acquistapace
Marion Weber
Rachel and Stephen Tracy
Charles and Sandra Hobson
Lindsey McLorg
Lorelei Morris
Charlene Harvey
Pauline Tesler and Peter Sandmann


Mary Ford
Teri and Dan Fruchtman
Annie Rand
Sam Matthews
Suzie and Morey Nelson
Tom and Karen Dibblee
Nancy Zacher
Barbara Boucke
Mary Ann Cobb
Kelly Doyle
Valerie Maloy
Jim and Suzanne Ritchie
Katie Mitic
Nancy Bishop
Trudy Greenlaw and Phil Binley
Larry Baskin and Kathlynn Capdeville
Barbara Wechsberg and David Conrad
Ann Walsh
Gary Ireland and Elizabeth Zarlengo
Laurie Ellis
Robin Marshall
Joan Lamphier
Susan and Dick Peterson
Elizabeth Terplan
Nancy and Bryan Kemnitzer
Ellen and Harold McElhinny
Leslie Carlson
Jim and Susan Tacherra
Beth Perry
Clodagh Orton
Robert Schilling
Kathy and Kirk Kirkham


Bolinas Hardware
The Siren
The Parkside

"Dark Money"
will be shown at
7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11

Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana - a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide - to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

Rated:     NR         Run Time: 1 hr, 39min

WINNER: Best Documentary, Omaha Film Festival 2018. NOMINEE: Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2018