Earth Mama

Savanah Leaf · 2023
100min · DCP
  • Friday, Aug 11, 2023, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 12, 2023, 4:30pm
  • Sunday, Aug 13, 2023, 3:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 13, 2023, 8:00pm
  • Monday, Aug 14, 2023, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023, 7:30pm

With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids in this singular debut feature from filmmaker Savanah Leaf, beautifully shot in 16mm.

Part of our 16mm Centennial Celebration Series!

Please note: The 3:00 PM screening on Sunday, August 13 will be shown with open captions.

CRITIC’S PICK! There are moments in Earth Mama, a drama about motherhood at its most fragile, when the movie’s quiet intensity seems to settle in your chest, as if a heavy stone had been placed over your heart.” Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Earth Mama is an unflinching, authentic portrait of when motherhood, sisterhood, and womanhood converge with class and race.” Peyton Robinson, RogerEbert.com

“A delicate stunner.” Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter