Doc10 Showcases Two Environmental Films

Doc10 Showcases Two Environmental Films

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Doc10, Chicago’s film festival showcasing the year’s 10 best documentaries, is hosting the Chicago premieres of two award-winning films that resonate with interests in sustainability and a healthy planet: Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas De Pencier’s staggeringly beautiful and shocking “ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH” and a special closing night presentation of John Chester’s “THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM.” The films will screen on April 13 and April 14. 

Everything is Connected: Opinion by Cyclist Mike Erickson

Everything is Connected: Opinion by Cyclist Mike Erickson

My daughter said to me, “Dad isn’t it funny how one thing leads to another. Like first we hear about the football team owner Robert Kraft and his videos of soliciting sex, and next we see pictures of the president Donald Trump hosting the lady day spa owner at his super bowl party?” And I said, “Yes, that is funny.” And of course, “Everything is connected.”

How Filmmaker Susan Todd Found Wilderness Outside Her Own Back Door

How Filmmaker Susan Todd Found Wilderness Outside Her Own Back Door

Filmmaker Susan Todd says “Backyard Wilderness” started in a personal way with her own family. “We were experiencing this life ourselves, being filmmakers and passionate conservationists. We grew up playing outside, in the woods, learning about nature first hand. That’s often not the way kids are learning these days. We thought we could use our own experiences about what was happening outside our own house.”

Bikes, Beer and Veggie Buffet at Patagonia Chicago

Bikes, Beer and Veggie Buffet at Patagonia Chicago

Sip New Belgium beer and enjoy local bites as you connect with local cycling and active transit partners at “Why We Cycle,” 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Patagonia Chicago, 48 E. Walton St.

After the film, directors Gertjan Hulster and Arne Gielen will share their story and answer your questions. Seamus Ford, Root Riot Urban Garden Network and longtime bicycle commuter and advocate, will facilitate the discussion.

Then hustle over to Timothy O’Tooles for an After Party -- and no worries, the beer is on the house, courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company.