The Albany Movie Pageant sinks its roots deep into the East Bay’s historical past whereas additionally providing shorts and documentaries that deal with points ripped from at this time’s headlines.

One instance is “Previous Survivor,” a profitable, informative quick on an old-growth redwood that’s been standing tall and proud for some 500 years within the East Bay Hills. The documentary is a part of the ninth annual pageant’s “Our Lovely Planet Residence” program on March 20.

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One other documentary that may resonate within the Bay Space is “Adios Amor: The Seek for Maria Moreno,” spotlighting an unsung East Bay feminine migrant farm employee who performed an instrumental half in giving a voice to the issues of the underrecognized. That movie is a part of the fest’s March 19 Humanity on the Massive Display screen Night time.

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There’s additionally a group of shorts made by enterprising youth from numerous age teams. In “Muppets Magical Rampage By means of Albany,” a mutt makes off with a magic wand and creates havoc all through town. It may be seen on Saturday.

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Particulars: Saturday via March 24; Landmark’s Albany Twin and Albany Neighborhood Heart; screenings $12, passes $55-$80; albanyfilmfest.org.

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