Filmmakers’ discussion

Post-film discussions are a trademark feature of One Earth Film Fest. This year, some filmmakers will visit the Fest in person, and some will interact with the audience through a real-time live video link. Either way, their presence is sure to enliven the conversation and enhance your understanding of the issues. Screenings with filmmaker appearances can fill up, so reserve your seat today using the ticket links below. 


CONVERSATIONS IN PERSON


Director Slater Jewell-Kemker of ‘Youth Unstoppable’

Slater Jewell-Kemker on a boat meets up with others on another boat.

Director Slater Jewell-Kemker will attend Opening Night Parties on Friday, March 1.

Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect Ave. Theater 2, Park Ridge
Admission $8

Director  Slater Jewell-Kemker .

Director Slater Jewell-Kemker.


Director Bonnie Hawthorne and Lead Subject David Vetter with Allison Vetter of ‘Dreaming of a Vetter World’

Director Bonnie Hawthorne, lead subject David Vetter, and his daughter Allison Vetter will attend Opening Night Parties on Friday, March 1.

Saturday, March 2, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison St., River Forest

Monday, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
Great Central Brewing Company, 221 N. Wood St., Chicago
OEFF After Hours Event
Admission $20, includes reception at 6 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Leading character  David Vetter.

Leading character David Vetter.

Allison Vetter

Allison Vetter

Director  Bonnie Hawthorne .

Director Bonnie Hawthorne.


Producer Hannah Donegan of ‘The Superfood Chain’

Workers in the fields of Bolivia.

Tuesday, March 5, 7 to 9 p.m.
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. Room HSC 1234, Glen Ellyn

Wednesday, March 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago

Producer  Hannah Donegan.

Producer Hannah Donegan.


Director Marcelina Cravat of ‘Dirt Rich’

Poster for the film ‘Dirt Rich.’

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St.
Auditorium A011, A-wing, Grayslake

Director  Marcelina Cravat.

Director Marcelina Cravat.


Lead Subjects Joseph Goldstein and Julia Ruelle (live video) for Protecting the Boundary Waters

Man in canoe on Boundary Waters by Dave Freeman.

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Warren Township High School
34090 Almond Rd.
Blackbox Theater, Gurnee

Lead subject Julia Ruelle of the short film "Parent-Free BWCA!"  (Boundary Waters Canoe Area) will join the conversation via live video.

Lead subject  Joseph Goldstein  of the short film “When a Wish Becomes a Mission.”

Lead subject Joseph Goldstein of the short film “When a Wish Becomes a Mission.”


Director Ben Crosbie of ‘The Guardians’

Poster for the film ‘The Guardians.’

Saturday, March 9, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County St., (lower level)
Ray Bradbury Room, Waukegan

Saturday, March 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
St. Malachy + Precious Blood
2252 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago

Director  Ben Crosbie.

Director Ben Crosbie.


Lead Subject Matt Green of ‘The World Before Your Feet’

Poster for the film “The World Before Your Feet."

Saturday, March 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago

Lead character  Matt Green.

Lead character Matt Green.


Directors Gertjan Hulster and Arne Gielen of ‘Why We Cycle’

Whywecycle.jpg

Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m.
Patagonia Chicago
48 E. Walton St., Chicago
OEFF After Hours Event

Admission $20
includes reception from 7 p.m.
Film and Q&A from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Directors  Arne Gielen  and  Gertjan Hulster .

Directors Arne Gielen and Gertjan Hulster.


CONVERSATIONS VIA LIVE video


Director Roger Williams of ‘RiverBlue’

Poster for ‘RiverBlue.’

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago Damen Student Center Cinema
6511 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

Director  Roger Williams .

Director Roger Williams.


Director Susan Kucera of ‘Living in the Future’s Past’

Poster for ‘Living the Change.’

Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre
1022 Lake St., Oak Park

Admission $8

Director  Susan Kucera  with Narrator  Jeff Bridges.

Director Susan Kucera with Narrator Jeff Bridges.


Director Bruce Parry of ‘Tawai: A Voice' from the Forest’

Poster for ‘Tawi.’

Sunday, March 3, 4 to 7 p.m.
Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park
OEFF After Hours Event
Admission $20, includes reception

Director  Bruce Parry .

Director Bruce Parry.


Producer Olivia Ahnmann of ‘The Human Element’

HumanElement2.jpg

Sunday, March 3, 5 to 7 p.m.
Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
Admission $10, Students $5

Producer  Olivia Ahnemann .

Producer Olivia Ahnemann.


Photographer James Balog of ‘The Human Element’

HumanElement2.jpg

Monday, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
Action Fair 6 p.m., Film 7 p.m.
Waubonsee Community College
Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S. River St., Aurora

Photographer  James Balog .

Photographer James Balog.


Directors Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson of ‘Living the Change’

Poster for ‘Living the Change.’

Wednesday, March 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago

Directors  Jordan Osmond  and  Antoinette Wilson.  Photo by  Jason Hosking .

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson. Photo by Jason Hosking.


Producer Olivia Ahnemann of ‘The Human Element’

The Human Element poster

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre
1022 Lake St., Oak Park
Admission $8

Producer  Olivia Ahnemann.

Producer Olivia Ahnemann.


All filmmaker appearances are subject to change.