Sample the Fest Early


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Wishing the Fest would just get here already? We hear you...and we've got just the thing to whet your One Earth appetite: pre-festival screenings! They are like hors d'oeuvres ahead of the grand buffet.

Get a taste of our high quality, solution-oriented environmental documentaries and programs at four events, starting on February 15. One of these screenings is in Whiting, Ind. – it’s our first-ever One Earth screening in the Hoosier State!

Shifting Sands (57 min; FREE) will be showing on the south side at Calumet College of St. Joseph (Whiting, Ind.), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, and at University of Chicago at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Shifting Sands (directed by Lee Botts and Pat Wisniewski; 2016) tells the story of the fight to save the Indiana Dunes, where rare plants grow in the shadows of smokestacks. The battle to protect the Dunes sparked a movement for a national park and created global game-changing environmental policies. Click here for tickets

WASTED! (90 min; FREE) will be showing on the northside at Loyola University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. WASTED! (directed by Nari Kye and Anna Chai; 2017) follows well-known chefs as they expose food waste in the restaurant industry and beyond. The film explores how food waste directly contributes to climate change, and shows how each of us can make small changes. Click here for tickets.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (100 min; $7 for public; University students, faculty and staff are FREE) will be showing in the near-west suburbs at Dominican University (River Forest) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (directed by Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk; 2017) is the highly anticipated sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. The film follows Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training climate champions who collaborate to influence international climate policy. Click here for tickets.

By Ann McElhatton