Welcome to our 2018 season of the St John Film Society. This year we will present three films, one each in February, March and April. Take a break and come out to support and share with your community. See you at the movies!

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015:
Rebels With A Cause

Rebels With A Cause

February 3, 2015 / 7:30 pm
St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay

Nancy Kelly, Director | 2012 | 74 min


Rebels With A Cause explores how a handful of politically savvy activists fought to protect San Francisco’s Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area from the threat of sprawl and over-development at a time when California was the nation’s fastest-growing state. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and helped shape the environmental movement as we know it today.

St John Film will be presenting Rebels With A Cause through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program.  On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The filmmakers will tour with their films and work with the host sites to develop community activities that provide audiences context and greater appreciation for their respective work and the art of film.

Director Nancy Kelly has been making independent fiction and non-fiction films for more than twenty-five years. In collaboration with editor and producer Kenji Yamamoto, she directed and produced Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives, about a daring original play that tells the traumatic life story of a Honduran teenager; Smitten, about art collector Rene di Rosa; and Downside Up, a documentary about the origins of MASS MoCA, one of America’s largest contemporary art museums. Kelly has also directed the award-winning documentary shorts Cowgirls and Sweeping Ocean Views and co-directed A Cowhand’s Song.

Kelly will be joined on tour with editor and producer Kenji Yamamoto.  In addition to his collaborative work with Kelly, Yamamoto has also edited New Muslim Cool, directed by Jennifer Maytorena Tayor and Thirst, directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman. He is currently editing Grace, produced and directed by Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman.




Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto