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Times Herald

“‘I work equally hard on every film. When something starts to move the way ‘Rebels’ has, all you can do is try and keep up with it,’ Kelly said.”
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Record Bee, Lake County News

“This film will inspire and energize you for the continuing work to be done…to protect and preserve the critical open spaces and habitats in our own communities.”

Sierra Magazine

“Rebels with a Cause tells the story of how a group of conservationists, politicians, ranchers, farmers, and volunteers spearheaded a campaign to block development projects like Marincello. Today, the planned city lies within the boundaries of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the most popular in the entire National Park Service. The recreation area’s existence is a direct result of the tireless work chronicled in Rebels with a Cause. Thanks to the efforts of those depicted in the film, the only real remnant of Marincello is a mountain biking trail that follows what would have been the potential town’s main boulevard.”
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San Francisco Chronicle Review

SFCHRON“With the help of engaging interviews, excellent graphic maps and Lou Weinert’s cinematography – his Bay Area landscape shots are beautiful – filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto are able to translate what was essentially an incremental bureaucratic fight into cinematic terms…In the end, you’ll probably more appreciate the area we call home – and grab your hiking (or bicycling) gear.”
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SFGate capsule

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Bay Guardian Review“An inspiring look at the Marin County activists who fought to preserve the NorCal coastline at a time when ‘conservation’ was a dirty word.”
Review by Dennis Harvey
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“Tells the David and Goliath story of how one of America’s most visited, and arguably it’s most beautiful, urban national parks…almost didn’t exist.”
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“Describes in fascinating detail how dedicated conservationists raised Californians’ awareness of their power to promote change.”
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North Bay Bohemian

“A documentary to honor those who dedicated themselves to preserving the land in a post–World War II era, a time when development was king and owning a home meant believing in America…Instead of cows and native shrubs and grasses, imagine the scenic Marin Headlands or Point Reyes covered in little boxes made of ticky-tacky.”
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Sonoma State Star

“Director Nancy Kelly is a rebel with a cause…While James Dean didn’t have a cause, Kelly found a handful of Rebels with an important one: saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast.”
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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

“If we want more retrospective, more talk of game-changers, we need to watch for a remarkable film called Rebels With a Cause…the long-awaited result of a good idea.”
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