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Island Earth A Film by Cyrus Sutton

Island Earth has finished screening tours in Hawaii, Australia, and film festivals. A major US West Coast tour is kicking off early April (see screening dates here) and starting April 22, Earth Day, we'll have on-demand theatrical screenings around the country hosted by people just like you (learn about hosting a screening here). Later in the summer we'll release the film on streaming and download platforms globally.

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Island Earth is a rich tale of a young indigenous scientist's struggle for truth between science and tradition as he enters an industry that many feel is threatening his homeland. His complex journey through the corn fields of GMO companies to the loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our future.

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(2016) Dir. Cyrus Sutton
Documentary 63min.

Subjects: Environment, Sustainability, Permaculture, Hawaii

Featuring: Cliff Kapono, Geoff Lawton, Malia Chun, Peter Vitousek, Dustin Barca, Dennis Gonsalves, Ashley Lukens, Nathanael Johnson, Claire Kremen, Joel Borne Jr., Tyrone Hayes, Dash Kuhr, Rebekah Kuby and Kamuela Enos

“I don’t have a scientific issue with GMOs. But now the movement is about selling more chemicals, not selling less. It’s not about feeding the world, it’s about making a handful of people even richer than they are right now.”

- Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


Upcoming Screenings

  • San Francisco, CA Thursday Apr. 27, 2017 7:00pm Roxie Theatre (3117 16th Street) 6:30pm doors open, 7pm screening begins. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Pacifica, CA Saturday Apr. 29, 2017 Traveller's Surf Club (5450 Coast Hwy) Doors open at 6pm with organic snack and beer, screening at 7pm. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Sebastopol, CA Sunday Apr. 30, 2017 6:30pm Guayaki Cafe (6782 Sebastopol Ave) Free event, Q&A with Cyrus Sutton

  • Bolinas, CA Monday May. 1, 2017 7:00pm Bolinas Community Center (14 Wharf Rd) Q&A with Cyrus Sutton

  • Mill Valley, CA Tuesday May. 2, 2017 7:30pm Proof Lab, (244 Shoreline Hwy) Doors at 7pm, Screening at 7:30pm, Q&A with Cyrus Sutton after.

  • Santa Monica, CA Thursday May. 4, 2017 7:30pm Patagonia Santa Monica (1344 4th St) Free community event. Beer donations to cover screening fee. 7pm open doors, screening at 7:30pm. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Bend, OR Saturday May. 6, 2017 7pm Tin Pan Theatre (869 Northwest Tin Pan Alley) 6:30pm Doors open, 7pm Screening, Q&A with Cyrus Sutton after.

  • Portland, OR Sunday May. 7, 2017 7:00pm Leeward x Halfcourt (2500 NE Sandy Blvd) 6:30pm Doors open, 7pm Screening. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Portland, OR Tuesday May. 9, 2017 6:30pm Patagonia Portland (1106 W Burnside St) Free community event. Beer donations to cover screening fee. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Seattle, WA Thursday May. 11, 2017 6:30pm Patagonia Seattle (2100 1st Ave) Free community event. Beer donations to cover screening fee. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Vancouver, BC Friday May. 12, 2017 7:00pm VIFF's Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) DOXA Documentary Film Festival

  • Vancouver, BC Thursday May. 18, 2017 6:30pm Patagonia Vancouver (1994 W 4th Ave) Free community event. Beer donations to cover screening fee. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

  • Victoria, BC Friday May. 19, 2017 Shoreline Surf Cafe (2121 Douglas St.) Doors open 7pm, screening at 9pm. Q&A with Cyrus Sutton.

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Public Screening at a Theater

You can host a screening of Island Earth at the local theater of your choice in your Town!

To host, you need to put in a request with our theatrical partner Tugg and they’ll get your screening details set up.

You’ll share your Island Earth screening page with your friends and community and, if enough of them commit to reserving a ticket (usually 70-80 people), then the screening will happen. There is no cost or risk to hosting a screening but it does take some effort for you to share the event and get ticket reservations going.

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Screening Licenses

To screen Island Earth to your organization you’ll need to purchase a screening license.

A screening license varies in cost depending on group size, non-profit and educational status, and whether you’re charging for tickets or not. Please email us at to discuss your particular situation. If you want to host a public screening at a local theater, please see the Public Screening option instead.

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