Film screening to benefit hurricane relief

Although it is not known if the woman in this photo was a homesteader, the picture shows what women dressed like in the late 1800s to early 1900s, during a time when 8 percent of the homesteaders in the Santa Monica Mountans were female. Photo courtesy of NPS

The popular documentary “March of the Penguins” will be shown on Saturday at Malibu Bluffs Park. A performance by guitarist Manuel Iman will take place before the movie.

By Kathy Anderson / Special to The Malibu Times

Malibu continues to contribute to the Hurricane Katrina survivors’ relief efforts with a special screening of Warner Independent Pictures’ documentary, “March of the Penguins” on Saturday at Malibu Bluffs Park. Money generated from the event will benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

The film documents the annual journey of the emperor penguins to their breeding ground in Antarctica. The harshness of their icy trek is met with resolve and determination by the penguins. Their indomitable spirit to survive inspires hope and courage in the face of nature’s adverse conditions.

Guitarist, Manuel Iman will perform prior to the film at 7 p.m. The movie will begin at 7:30 pm.

Guests are requested to make a donation at the venue upon arrival. The suggested donation for adults is $10 and for families (three or larger), $20. Coupons and other items contributed by local businesses will be raffled. Concessions for purchase include tacos from Casa Escobar, popcorn, drinks and snacks. All proceeds benefit American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. CineMalibu t-shirts will be on sale.

The film will be presented on a 30-foot screen with digital surround sound. Seating begins at 6:30pm. The film is rated G and runs 80 minutes.

The event sponsors are the city of Malibu, CineMalibu, The Malibu Times, Malibu Celebration of Film, Casa Escobar, Home Theater Doctor, and Double Decker Bus of So. California. Other volunteers include Bob Klein, Reyna Lyons, The Godmother, Judy Gershen and Ryan Horton.