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The Film Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2017 Film Festival to screen at the Grange during 2018. 

The BEST of the FEST” will be shown every first and 3rd Tues at the Grange…7 PM

so mark your cal­en­dars!

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

FEBRUARY’S SELECTIONS:

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.

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