James Redford/2017/71 min/Energy
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.
Tuesday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m. [Lake County]
Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd.
John & Nancy Hughes Theater, Lake Forest
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.