Green Screens 2013

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Since 2007, Film Society has been showing environmental documentaries in our monthly Green Screens program. Now we focus on the planet for an entire week of films that examine eco-crises and also highlight what people all around the world are doing to face these challenges.

Stop by and talk with local organizations working on the issues presented in Green Screens in the Film Center's Studio space. Join the inspired, the engaged, and express your concerns for the health of the planet!

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Blackfish

Blackfish

Gabriela Cowperthwaite | 2013 | 90 mins

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity, exploring the creature’s extraordinary nature and the species’ cruel treatment in captivity.

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Saturday, June 01

8:45pm
The Carbon Rush

The Carbon Rush

Amy Miller | 2012 | 84 mins

Carbon trading was promoted as the answer to pollution problems, but with strong market incentives driving the projects, the interests of vulnerable populations are often over

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Sunday, June 02

8:15pm

Wednesday, June 05

4:15pm
Eternal Amazon

Eternal Amazon

Belisario Franca | 2012 | 87 mins

Eternal Amazon investigates initiatives that make sustainable use of the rainforest, as leading specialists seek ways to use natural resources with minimal harmful impact to the forest and people living there.

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Sunday, June 02

6:20pm

Monday, June 03

2:50pm
Fall and Winter

Fall and Winter

Matt Anderson | 2013 | 102 mins

Filmmaker Q&A at May 31 screening!

Extreme weather, soil depletion, and pollution are threatening civilization, itself. How did we get here? And what do we do about it? Drawing on past wisdom, we can uncover new strategies for the future. 

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Friday, May 31

9:00pm

Wednesday, June 05

2:10pm
Into the Gyre

Into the Gyre

Scott Elliott | 2012 | 45 mins

Filmmakers in person for Q&A!

Three short docs explore initiatives that are seeking to study and affect environmental change from the Sargasso Sea to Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park to the Western Province of Kenya. 

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Saturday, June 01

6:00pm

Tuesday, June 04

1:30pm
The Last Ocean

The Last Ocean

Peter Young | 2012 | 85 mins

Filmmaker in person for Q&As!

Antarctica’s Ross Sea is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, but the arrival of the fishing industry threatens to destroy the natural balance of our last untouched ocean. 

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Friday, May 31

2:30pm

Wednesday, June 05

8:30pm
Lost Rivers

Lost Rivers

Caroline Bâcle | 2012 | 72 mins

Producer Katarina Soukup in person for Q&A!

Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure underground and across the globe, retracing the history of lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers. 

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Monday, June 03

1:15pm

Wednesday, June 05

6:15pm
Peace Out

Peace Out

Charles Wilkinson | 2011 | 80 mins

This eye-opening doc explores the effects of mega-projects in Canada's vast Peace River region, including a major new dam, extensive hydrofracking, a nuclear power plant, and the Tar Sands.

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Sunday, June 02

2:45pm
Peak

Peak

Hannes Lang | 2012 | 91 mins

The warming climate is taking its toll on the “unspoiled” South Tyrolean Alps, as more and more technology is required to preserve the landscape and keep the skiing industry from collapse.

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Friday, May 31

4:30pm

Saturday, June 01

4:10pm
Raising Resistance

Raising Resistance

Bettina Borgfeld | David Bernet | 2011 | 84 mins

The small farmers of Paraguay fight for survival against corporate farms whose genetically modified soy fields edge out a diversity of crops and poison neighboring farms with chemicals.

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Sunday, June 02

4:30pm
Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of the World

Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of the World

Jan van den Berg | Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann | 2011 | 71 mins

A woman travels from her home in Greenland to communities in Uganda, India and Costa Rica to find the sources of the pesticide contamination that makes its way to the Arctic and into the food chain.

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Saturday, June 01

2:30pm

Monday, June 03

4:50pm
Unacceptable Levels

Unacceptable Levels

Edward Brown | 2012 | 90 mins

Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

With daily exposure we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial compounds in our bodies. Until recently, the long term effects of this were unknown, but with disease rates on the rise, that is changing.

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Friday, May 31

6:30pm

Tuesday, June 04

3:30pm
Xmas Without China

Xmas Without China

Alicia Dwyer | 2013 | 63 mins

Xmas Without China is an intimate portrait of two families: one trying to live without Chinese-made products through Christmas, the other realizing the American consumer’s ultimate dream.

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Sunday, June 02

1:15pm

Monday, June 03

9:15pm
Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot

Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot

Free and open to the public!

Video artists from all over the world, working in various mediums and genres, unite behind a core message: if we destroy nature, we threaten our very own existence.

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