From May 15-28, “Mondo Banana” will have 15 consecutive screenings during the Darwin Exhibition in Parque Ecológico Chapultepec in Cuernevaca, Mexico. The film is part of Cinema Planeta’s programming of films about evolution for the international exhibition, and each showing of the banana documentary will be followed by a Q&A with a local biodiversity expert.
In preparation for the 2015 edition of the Festival international du film ethnographique du Québec – FIFEQ, SASU and FIFEQ Concordia will be hosting a free film screening of “Mondo Banana”. The banana doc, which was one of the most popular films at FIFEQ 2014, will screen at the Concordia University Greenhouse at 5:30pm on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Next up, “Mondo Banana” heads to the National Art Museum in Mexico City for a free screening organized as part of Cinema Planeta’s ongoing environmental film programming throughout Mexico. The banana doc will open the Cinema Planeta’s Cinema Club program at MUNAL (the National Art Museum) at 3pm on Friday, September 5.
After that, “Mondo Banana” returns to Colombia where it will screen in competition as an Official Selection of the 2014 Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara (Barichara Green Film Festival) which runs September 17-21 in Barichara, Colombia – a mountain town and National Monument which the Colombian government has declared to be “The Most Beautiful Town in Colombia”. The film plays at 9pm on Thursday, September 18 in one of the town’s historic colonial-era chapels.
Switching continents, “Mondo Banana” then heads to Estonia where it will screen as part of the 12th Matsalu Loodusfilmide Festival (Matsalu International Nature Film Festival) on Friday, September 19. The banana doc is part of the festival’s Mosaic Program at the Lihula Museum in Matsalu National Park.
In October, the documentary will have its Southeast Asian Premiere at the 2014 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival in Malaysia. The festival runs October 17-19, screening time and date TBA.
“Mondo Banana” will have its Italian Premiere in competition at the 2014 SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival in July. The film screens at 11pm on Friday, July 18 in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily… Next up, in August, the San Francisco Public Library will be hosting a free screening of “Mondo Banana” in the Library’s Koret Auditorium at 6pm Wednesday, August 27. The free screening is sponsored by the SF Green Film Festival and the SF Public Library.
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In May 2014, “Mondo Banana” will screen as an official selection of the San Francisco Green Film Festival – where it will show at San Francisco’s historic Roxie Theater. Following the May 30 screening, students from the UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) will host a “Let’s Go Bananas!” themed open mic and celebration. Also in May, “Mondo Banana” is an official selection of the 12th Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre (International Low-Budget Film Festival). The Cine Pobre Film Festival “builds bridges based on the belief that film becomes art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.”
On April 12, “Mondo Banana” was honored with the award for Most Original Treatment of an Environmental Theme by Cinema Planeta 2014 – the International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico. Filmmaker Ryan White was in Cuernavaca, Morelos to accept the award.
Mondo Banana will have its Mexican Premiere as an official selection of Cinema Planeta – Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de México! The festival runs April 8-13, 2014 in Cuernevaca, Morelos. More details coming soon. http://www.cinemaplaneta.org