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Admission is by donation. Film Society Members are free
Jan. 2nd We are staring 2018 with a powerful film:
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk), a decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. . Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Released in 2017 100 mins
Jan. 16th Followed by the multiple award winning, beautifully filmed:
Chasing Coral (directed by Jeff Orlowski), Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Filmed over three years, with 650+ hours underwater, this film includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world. WON Best Feature Documentary, Call to Action and Peoples Choice Awards at Boulder International Film Festival, Won Audience Award and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
Released in 2017 95 mins
The BEST of the FEST” will be shown every first and 3rd Tues at the Grange…7 PM
Admission is by donation. Film Society Members are free. So mark your calendars!
Feb. 6, 2018
Mission Blue Legendary oceanographer; Sylvia Earle is on a personal mission to save our oceans. Mission Blue is part oceanic road trip, part biography, part action adventure story, and part expose of an eco-disaster. The film deftly weaves her unique personal history with the passion that consumes her today: creating a global parks system for the ocean that she calls “Hope Spots.” Mission Blue, shot during a three-year period in numer- ous locations around the world, tackles the daunting challenge of how to protect the global ocean that is now under attack as never before. Ambitious in its visual language, goals, and passions for change, the film is a wake-up call for everyone who has ever cared about or experienced the ocean, as well as for those far inland who are dependent on rainwater, clean air, and weather cycles regulated by the ocean. As Sylvia says, “No blue, no green. No ocean, no us.”
Feb. 20, 2018
The Memory of Fish
Winner of the Director’s Award for Cinematography at Woods Hole Film Festival. The salmon of Washington’s Elwha River sustained Dick Goin for the first half of his life. He and his family had been nourished by these salmon since migrating to the Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. But since 1913, when a dam without any fish passages was constructed across the river, the salmon population had declined to less than 90% of its former size. Goin never forgot his debt to the salmon, and spent the last half of his life fighting to bring these fish back to the river. A pulp mill worker and master fisherman by trade, he drew on his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history. The Memory of Fish paints a documentary portrait of the heroism of one man with a mission: to bring the salmon home.
A Hand to Stand – Kids Carving a Future (short)
Seven indigenous high school students who inhabit the Great Bear Rainforest on the coast of British Columbia build their own stand-up paddleboards from locally-sourced red and yellow cedar. The students’ project encourages them to connect with their environment and to take pride in themselves and their culture. The story is inspiring because the odds are stacked against Canadian Aboriginals finishing school and breaking out of the poverty trap.