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


"Echo in the Canyon"
will be shown at
8:00 p.m. Friday, November 1

Echo in the Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Rated: PG       
Run Time: 1 hr, 22 min

“And those talents featured in this look-back, will have you tapping your toes, laughing, beaming, and savoring music that never grows old.”
Featuring Film

"The Biggest Little Farm" will be shown at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Rated: PG       
Runtime: 1hr, 33min

AWARDS: 11 Wins, 8 Nominations
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Doc, Sarasota Film
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Doc, Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival 2019

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"
will be shown at
7:00 p.m. Saturday,
November 2

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.

Rated: PG13        
Run Time: 2 hours

WINNER: Audience Award, Cinetopia Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Documentary Feature, Wisconsin Film Festival 2019

"Maiden" will be shown at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist? Tracy Edwards proved them wrong.

Rated: PG       
Run Time: 1 hr, 37 min

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Film, Dublin Int’l Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Audience Choice, International Film, Northwest Fest 2019



Susan & Jim Acquistapace
Nancy & Bob Bishop
Mary Ann Cobb & Peter Wilson
Steve & Sharon Edelman
Will & Ginny Felch
Tom Silk & Kathleen Foote
Gail Graham & Gary Herman
Charles & Sandra Hobson
Lorelei Morris
Susan & Kevin Stone
Richard Watts


John Andrews & Yoshi Fukamiya
Jennifer Blackman
Barbara Boucke
Larry Baskin & Kathynn Capdeville
Leslie Carlson
Geraldine Green
Trudy Greenlaw
Charlene Harvey
Joan Lamphier
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
James & Katherine Kirkham
Valerie Maloy
Robin Marshall
Ellen & Harold McElhinny
Kathy McLorg
Lorelei Morris
Clodagh Orton
Susan & Dick Peterson
Aggie Piccard
Sam Matthews
Susie Nelsen
Anne Rand
Judith Shaw
Enid Stevens
Marion Weber
Barbara Wechsberg & David Conrad
Nancy Zacher
Gary Ireland & Elizabeth Zarlengo

Lynette & Jamie Sutton
Harriet Moss
Gail Graham
Maureen Marshall
John Hutchinson
Mary Ann Cobb 


"Human Nature"
will be shown at
7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR's far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it's affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits.

Rated: NR        
Run Time: 1 hr, 47min

“Wherever you may land on the ethical issues of gene manipulation, Human Nature, is a fascinating watch.”
Film Threat