By Analiese Paik
It’s hot, hot, hot and so is this film fest! Choose from 18 cutting edge eco-documentaries and be sure to bring a friend. This is your chance to catch up on important films you’ve missed and be an influencer. Our food choices, each and every day, have an impact on the Earth. Why not make them sustainable?
Got a friend who still drinks bottled water? Bring her to see Tapped and she’ll be buying Thermoses instead. Invite your favorite meat eaters to American Meat and watch them convert to grass-fed. Is your chef friend still serving bluefin tuna? The End of the Line will open his eyes to sustainable options. There are many more films to choose from.
Fairfield Green Food Guide is Pleased to co-Sponsor
an ‘Audubon At Home’ Eco-Documentary Film Fest
at Greenwich Audubon
August 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18
Screening dates and time are listed below.
Sustainable Food Movement Featured Films
Bitter Seeds won the Green Screen competition Award at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. The film has also won the Oxfam Global Justice Award.
Bonus on Aug. 18: Special Art Reception for Bon Freakin’ Appetit by Artist Donna Simons
Animals, Nature and Conservation Featured Films
All proceeds will benefit Audubon’s bird conservation & education initiatives in Connecticut. To make a contribution to this fundraising initiative or to be recognized as an official Film Series Sponsor on the screen, contact Jeff Cordulack, Events & Communications Manager, at 203-869-5272 x239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Auubon at Home’ Eco-Documentary Film Fest Calendar
Thursday, August 9
6:00-7:00 PM: America’s Wildest Refuge ~ Discovering the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
7:00-8:00 PM: Wine & Cheese Reception and Summer Evening BYO-Picnic
8:00-9:30 PM: DIRT! ~ The Movie (about the wonders of soil, one of Earth’s most valuable resources)
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Friday, August 10
6:30-8:00 PM: Wine & Cheese Reception and Summer Evening BYO-Picnic
8:00-9:30 PM: The Last Mountain (about mountain-top coal mining *first time screening)
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Saturday, August 11
3:00-4:30 PM: The Legend of Pale Male (about red-tail hawks & their Central Park fans)
4:30-5:00 PM: Project Puffin (about Audubon & its success returning Atlantic Puffins to Maine)
5:00-6:30 PM: The Unnatural History of the Kakapo (about New Zealand’s flightless parrot)
6:30-8:00 PM: Rare Bird (about Wingate’s lifework saving a seabird once thought extinct)
8:00-9:30 PM: Living Downstream (about Sandra Steingraber’s work on common toxins)
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Thursday, August 16
4:30-6:00 PM: Play Again (about the effect of TV, texting, and computers on kids & nature-deficit disorder solutions)
6:00-7:30 PM: A Sense of Wonder (about Rachel Carson’s life & final days on earth)
7:30-9:00 PM: A Chemical Reaction (about Canada’s successful ban on toxic lawn chemicals)
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Friday, August 17
4:30-6:00 PM: TAPPED ~ The Movie (about the bottled water industry’s effect on people & nature)
6:00-7:30 PM: Facing the Storm (about the amazing history of Bison & its sustainable future)
7:30-9:00 PM: The City Dark (about night lighting effects on stars, birds, the health)
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2:30-4:00 PM: A Sea Change (about carbon dioxide, ocean acidification, and people)
4:00-5:00 PM: The End of the Line (about the global over-fishing crisis and how to solve it)
5:00-6:30 PM: American Meat (about how organic farming can feed the nation and more)
6:30-8:00 PM: Special Art Reception for Bon Freakin’ Appetit by Artist Donna Simons
8:00-9:30 PM: Bitter Seeds (about how GMO seeds are wreaking havoc on farmers in India)
This event is also co-sponsored by:
Grassroots Environmental Education ~ Grassroots is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health.
Slow Food Metro North ~ Serving the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair Food” for all in the counties of Westchester & Putnam, NY and Fairfield, CT.
Advance tickets are highly recommended. To avoid disappointment at the door, All-Access Film Pass & other ticket holders need to RSVPs the day prior to each event. Space permitting, tickets will be for sale at the door. For age suitability, please check the trailers via the film’s websites whereas that is best determined by the parent or guardian.
SUMMER FILM SERIES TICKETS & PASSES:
A) Day Passes: $7/Adult & $5/Youth 18 and under.
B) “All-access Film Passes” are $25/person guarantee full access at a bargain prices. Film Passes with receptions are just $35.
C) For films preceded by Wine & Cheese Receptions (August 9, 10, 18): $12/adult & $7/under 21. Or add $5 to a day pass.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, RSVP TO: Jeff Cordulack via phone (203-869-5272 x239) or email (email@example.com) and ticket payment will be collected at the door. Also, please remember that RSVPs the day prior will guarantee seats. After that, seating is first come, first served.
All films will be screened at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831.