New documentary: City of the Shark

January 27, 2009 5:03:45 PM PST
Aquarium of the Bay is gearing up to release "City of the Shark," a new mini documentary on sharks of the San Francisco Bay, created and directed by local filmmaker David McGuire.

The film explores local shark species with emphasis on the sevengill shark, the largest predator in the Bay and the research programs that the Aquarium is championing.

A preview screening of the film will be held on Thursday, January 29, benefiting Aquarium of the Bay Foundation. Details below.

"City of the Shark" Preview Screening, Benefiting Aquarium of the Bay Foundation
While we recognize sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz as icons of the San Francisco Bay, little is known about the enigmatic sharks living beneath the waves?until now. Join Aquarium of the Bay in introducing "City of the Shark," a new documentary created by renowned filmmaker David McGuire, focusing on local shark species and the steps that Aquarium of the Bay is taking to study, care for and protect these animals.

The evening will include full access to the Aquarium, a special sevengill shark feeding presentation film screening and a Q&A session with McGuire and the Aquarium's Director of Husbandry. Singer-songwriter Mike Gibbons, who donated his talent to the film score, will perform an acoustic set from his new CD, "Loose Ends". Guests will also enjoy hosted beverages and nibbles while getting up close and personal with the Aquarium's 70 sharks and 20,000 other aquatic animals.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Aquarium of the Bay Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports education, conservation and research projects aimed protecting and preserving the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco, CA

WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 2009
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

ADMISSION: $35 per person.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Aquarium of the Bay Foundation.

RESERVATIONS: Purchase tickets online at http://www.aquariumofthebay.com or call 415-623-5340.


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