Point of No Return Premieres at SBIFF

Posted on Feb 1 by SEASONS Magazine

Point of No Return, courtesy photo.

Point of No Return, courtesy photo.

Groundbreaking documentary, Point of No Return, will have its west coast premiere Saturday, February 3 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The film follows the incredible journey of pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg as they embark on their mission; to make the first solar-powered flight around the world. To achieve this seemingly impossible feat, the pilots must go against the advice of their crew, demonstrating emotional endurance and an unyielding faith in their thirteen years of hard work. Point of No Return provides behind the scenes footage of the ups and downs the pilots encounter along their journey, as well as extraordinary footage from the flight itself.

The film was co-directed and produced by Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly, both of whom have a history working for National Geographic. Dockstader and Kanaly are founders of the San Francisco based company Far West Film, which they created in 2007 with the intention of producing character-driven science, history and adventure films.

Point of No Return offers a beacon of hope for transforming today’s society into one which uses clean technology, a mission Santa Barbara has adopted in the promise of committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

The film’s premiere will take place at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Cannon Perdido St.) in downtown Santa Barbara at 4:30 p.m this Saturday. This is a special FREE screening.

There will be an additional showing on Monday, February 5 at 8:10 a.m. at the Metropolitan Metro 4 Theatre (618 State St.). Tickets can be purchased online. For more information on A Point of No Return, visit http://www.pointofnoreturndoc.com.

POINT OF NO RETURN Trailer from HIFF on Vimeo.

—Ali Rank


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