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Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Stewart Brand, the visionary founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, is profiled in this fascinating documentary. After settling in the Bay Area in the early 1960s, Brand became a prominent hippie and first published the catalog that Steve Jobs described as “Google in paperback form” in 1968. Now in his 80s, he continues to influence culture and stoke debate with his interest in biotechnology. Through unfettered access, memorable archival footage, and candid interviews, the film charts Brand’s dramatic course from counterculture to cyberculture icon in compelling fashion.

Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Director David Alvarado

David Alvarado is a director, producer, and cinematographer. Among his works are The Immortalists (2014), Bill Nye: Science Guy (Festival 2017), the TV documentary series, Coded (2017), and Blood Sugar Rising (2020).

Director Jason Sussberg

Jason Sussberg received his MFA in documentary filmmaking from Stanford University. He is a director, producer, and editor, whose works include The Immortalists (2014), Bill Nye: Science Guy (Festival 2017), and the TV documentary series, Coded (2017). From 2005-2008, he was a producer-editor for the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Premiere San Fran Bay Area

Runtime 92

Country USA

Director David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg

Producer Jamie Meltzer, Kate McLean

Executive Producer Henry S. Rosenthal, Everett Katigbak, Matt Winkler

Editor Annukka Lilja, Ben Sozanski,

Cinematographer David Alvarado

Music Brian Eno