Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

James Redford/2017/71 min/Energy

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: When the issue of renewable energy comes up, it’s common to think, “that’s a future thing. It’s like sci-fi.” Well, this film is here to tell you, the clean energy revolution is happening right now. Director James Redford, an award-winning filmmaker … and, yes, Hollywood legend Robert Redford’s son … takes us on his personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. “Reaching well beyond a story of technology and innovation, Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival,” says Redford.  

THE LOCAL SPIN: As the state of Illinois is poised to implement funding and resources through the Future Energy Jobs Act of 2017, we have our own clean energy and social equity ideas and stories to explore. 

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

Sunday, March 4, 1 to 3 p.m. [Dupage County]
Elmhurst College, Schaible Science Center,
190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Stay for a lively discussion of local renewable energy projects and weatherization programs with Jeff Gahris of the Illinois Solar Energy Association, Dan Huntsha of Faith in Place and others. Leave with a better understanding of how you can retrofit your home for energy efficiency. Facilitator: Teri Walker of Elmhurst College Sustainability Committee.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Sunday, March 4, 2 to 5 p.m. [South]
Windsor Park Lutheran Church, 2619 E. 76th St., Chicago

After the film, stay for an engaging discussion about renewable energy with Daniel Sloboda of Clean Energy Trust, Naomi Davis of Black in Greens, Booker Steven Vance of Faith in Place, and Kyra Woods of Sierra Club Illinois. Sign up to help build hoop houses for the Church’s community garden, which plans to provide year-round fresh produce to a nearby shelter. Facilitator: Al Walker of Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

Tuesday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m. [Lake County]
Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd.
John & Nancy Hughes Theater, Lake Forest
Admission $7

Join a conversation with a panel of solar developers to get up-to-date on the clean energy revolution and its impact on local jobs, air quality and resilience. Visit action partner tables to discover ways to promote sustainability your neighborhood. Facilitator: Jim Troxel of WBTangels, LLC.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

*Triple the power of your ticket dollar! A generous donor is matching ALL ticket sales at the 2018 Film Festival 2:1. So for this screening, your $7 ticket plus the $14 match = $21 to support the One Earth Film Fest!

Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m. [Downtown]
Patagonia Chicago, 48 E. Walton St., Chicago
Reception at 7 p.m.
Film at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission $20, includes beer, water, and hors d'oeuvres*

SOLD OUT!

Paired with Defined by the Line.

OEFF After Hours Event. Doors open at 7 p.m., when you can relax with a drink and light appetizers in a chic and urban space. After the films, unpack what you’ve learned about clean energy with Jamie Ponce of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Craig Sieben of Sieben Energy Associates and Reverend Booker Steven Vance of Faith in Place. Facilitator: Stephanie McCray Executive Coach, Executive Material.

Doors open 15 minutes before start time.
Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

*For the 2018 season, a generous donor is offering a 2:1 match on all tickets sold at screenings. So for this premium screening, your $20 ticket + $40 ticket match = $60 to support the One Earth Film Fest!

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

Where do we see the use of renewable energy already happening nearby? Join in the conversation with your neighbors as we reflect on the film and how it applies to our communities. Interact with solar developers engaged in the clean energy revolution, and learn what it might mean for jobs, air quality and resilience. Chat with local organizations about ways you can promote sustainability in your community. Facilitator: David Husemoller, Sustainability Manager of the College of Lake County.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

 
 
 
 
 
 James Redford, director

James Redford, director