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The Seer and The Unseen

The Seer and The Unseen

Thursday, September 16 7pm Only!
Filmmaker Sara Dosa will be present!

SFFILM 2019 - Best Bay Area Doc!

Set against the spectacular Icelandic landscape, THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN is a magic realist documentary about invisible elves, financial collapse, and the surprising power of belief. The documentary follows Ragnhildur "Ragga" Jónsdóttir, a grandmother and "seer" who has the ability to communicate directly with a parallel realm of elves, or huldufólk (hidden people) - invisible spirits of nature that over half of Iceland believes in. As one of the country's most respected seers, government officials, businesses and individuals hire Ragga to consult the elves to learn where they can and cannot develop land. But when Ragga is called upon to be the elves' 'Lorax' and speak on behalf of nature under threat, she begins a journey to protect an ecologically important lava field set to be razed by road construction - just one of the many needless projects in the wake of Iceland's financial meltdown in 2008, driven by the "invisible hand of the free market." Through Ragga's story, THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN explores the invisible forces – be they elves or the market - that shape our world and transform our natural landscapes. In doing so, the film reveals not only what is worth seeing but what is worth saving.

Online Reviews
• Variety "Sara Dosa's elegant documentary finds unexpected environmental and economic dimensions to its offbeat subject, an Icelandic elf whisperer." —Guy Lodge
• 48 Hills "Berkeley director meets Icelandic elves in 'The Seer and the Unseen' – Sara Dosa talks about filming a unique intersection of mystical beings and environmental activism. " —Pam Grady
Daily Showtimes
Thu, Sep 16
Film Facts
Running Time
MPAA Rating
Ragnhildur "Ragga" Jónsdóttir
Directed by
Sara Dosa
Produced by
Sara Dosa
Shane Boris
Admission & Prices
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required

Rialto Cinemas Elmwood requires proof of vaccination for all who enter the theater including customers, guests, vendors and employees ages 12 and above. More Info.

Adult $12.95
Senior (62+) $11.50
Student (62+) $11.50
Child (11 and under) $11.50
Bargain Show
Daily, before 5:30pm, $11.50
3D Upcharge $2.50