The Age of Consequences

The Age of Consequences

Jared P. Scott/2016/80 min/Climate Change

Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. [North]
Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago

SOLD OUT!
Sunday, March 5, 6 p.m.
[Downtown]
Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago

CHICAGO PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS.

At the Fork

At the Fork

John Papola and Lisa Versaci/2016/90 min/Food-Agriculture

Saturday, March 4, 2:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park

FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. 

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

Fisher Stevens/2016/93 min/Climate Change

Sunday, March 5, 12:30 p.m. [South][VR]
St. Benedict the African-East, Chicago

Saturday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. [Lake Cnty]
College of Lake County, Grayslake

ENGLISH SOUNDTRACK WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES: If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction.

Can You Dig This?

Can You Dig This?

Delila Vallot/2015/84 min/Food-Agriculture

Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. [West]
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m. [South]
St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, Chicago

FILM DESCRIPTION:  South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these "gangster gardeners" are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America.

Chicago's True Nature

Chicago's True Nature

Forest Preserves of Cook County + WYCC PBS Chicago +Juneteenth Productions/2016/21 or 60 min/Conservation

SOLD OUT!
Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m.
[W Suburbs]
Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest

Sunday, March 12, 1 p.m. [South]
St. James Church,  Chicago

FILM DESCRIPTION: Like many natural wonders, the Forest Preserves are “hidden in plain sight.” While the Preserves are well-known for family parties and cook-outs, many are unaware of its vast biodiversity – the flora and fauna of the urban preserves and the diversity of native plants that struggle to flourish against invasive species. Chicago’s True Nature takes viewers beyond the picnic groves and introduces them to the nearby wonders of nature.

Closing Celebration

Closing Celebration

SOLD OUT!
Sunday, March 12, 3 to 5 p.m
. [West]
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

The Closing Celebration for the 6th Annual One Earth Film Festival. Arrive early, beginning at 2 p.m., to see the short virtual reality film "Under the Canopy," provided by Conservation International. Enjoy food, drink, mingling and brief program.

Don't miss the chance to reminisce with friends about the films you saw and the ideas that changed your life for the better. Connect with others who want to do their part to make a habitable and healthy world for the next generation.

Crying Earth Rise Up

Crying Earth Rise Up

Suree Towfighnia/2015/57 min/Water

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m. [Dupage County]
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

ENGLISH SOUNDTRACK WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES: When Debra White Plume’s drinking water tests high for radiation, she sets out to determine the cause. What she finds alarms her. A nearby uranium mining operation is extracting ore from deep in the ground by tapping the High Plains/Ogllala Aquifer, a huge underground cache of water covering 174,000 square miles from Texas to South Dakota which supplies drinking water to 82 percent of the people who live within the aquifer boundary. The mine's planned expansion further threatens the aquifer.

Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la Laguna)

Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la Laguna)

Ernesto Cabellos/2015/52 min/People-Culture

Saturday, March 4, 12 p.m. [Pilsen]
Lincoln United Methodist Church, Chicago

SPANISH SOUNDTRACK WITH ENGLISH SUSBTITLES. At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother. A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.

Death by Design

Death by Design

Sue Williams/2016/74 min/Waste

Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m. [North]
Northwestern University, Evanston

Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m. [Dupage County]
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

FILM DESCRIPTION: In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. Death by Design tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

Dive!

Dive!

Jeremy Seifert/2009/53 min/Waste

SOLD OUT!
VIEW AND BREW
[Downtown]
Sunday, March 12, 12:30 p.m.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago

FILM DESCRIPTION: Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action. 

Family Films for Ages 3-8+

Family Films for Ages 3-8+

Saturday, March 4, 9:30 a.m. [W Suburbs]
Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park

Habitats! Join us for a morning of sing a-longs about animals in their habitats, plus short films Slugs and Bugs, and Kid of the Wild. Families will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Family Films for Ages 9-13+

Family Films for Ages 9-13+

Saturday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. [W Suburbs]
Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park

Join us for a screening of Stories of Trust: California and Stories of Trust: Arizona, featuring remarkable plaintiffs from the first-ever landmark US climate youth lawsuit. Families and youth will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. An optional game called Scorpion Touch will be on offer. Light refreshments will be served.

Food Frontiers

Food Frontiers

Leo Horrigan and Mike Milli/2016/36 min/Food-Agriculture

Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m. [South]
Harper Theater, Chicago

CHICAGO PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Food Frontiers showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways – from a pioneering farm-to-school project to creative supermarket financing to cooking classes in a doctor’s office and a teen-managed grocery store.

The Good Mind

The Good Mind

Gwendolen Cates/2016/66 min/Social Justice

Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. [South]
U. of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, Chicago

FILM DESCRIPTION: The Onondaga Nation in central New York State is the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy). This sovereign indigenous government, which follows the Great Law of Peace, inspired American democracy. The Onondagas advocate for the environment and share prophecies about climate change, while engaged in a battle with the state over ancestral lands stolen in defiance of a treaty with George Washington. 

Green Carpet Gala

Green Carpet Gala

Friday, March 3, 6 to 9:30 p.m. [Downtown]
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Gratz Center, Chicago

Mingle with like-minded friends who believe in sustainability and creativity. Meet leaders of the environmental movement and filmmaking community. This is a place where ideas and art merge, where people who care about the planet express themselves frankly and elegantly.

Join us for our Sixth Annual Green Carpet Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Fourth Presbyterian Church's sparkling contemporary addition: the LEED-certified Gratz Center. Completed in 2013, this sleek space honors the original, neo-Gothic, 1914 structure via large overlooking windows.

Growing Cities

Growing Cities

Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette/2013/60 min/Food-Agriculture

Saturday, March 4, 12 p.m. [West]
Chicago Public Library, Austin Branch

FILM DESCRIPTION: Take road trip with the filmmakers to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. Urban farmers are producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

Hometown Habitat

Hometown Habitat

Catherine Zimmerman/2016/90 min/Wildlife

Saturday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. [Lake County]
Prairie Crossing School, Grayslake

Saturday, March 4, 2:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Triton College, River Grove

Sunday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. [Downtown]
Peggy Notebaert Museum, Chicago

Monday, March 6, 7 p.m. [Kane County]
Waubonsee Community College, Aurora

CHICAGO PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.

How to Let Go of the World

How to Let Go of the World

Josh Fox/2016/125 min/Climate Change

Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Dominican University, River Forest

FILM DESCRIPTION: In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things

Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things

Matt D'Avella/2016/79 min/Waste

Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. [North]
Loyola University, Damen Student Center, Chicago

SOLD OUT!
Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.
[W Suburbs]
Good Earth Greenhouse, River Forest

FILM DESCRIPTION: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less

National Parks Adventure

National Parks Adventure

Greg MacGillivray/2016/45 min/Conservation

SOLD OUT!
Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m.
[South]
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford. Immersive IMAX® 3D takes audiences soaring up exposed rock faces, hurtling down steep mountain cliffs and exploring other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.