April 24, 2010
Imagine Environmental Charter School,
829 Milton Ave, Pittsburgh 15218
Off S. Braddock Ave near the Frick Park tennis courts in Regent Square.
Different films both nights, continuous showings.
Free kids films, 5-6 PM April 24
These films are selected for their high quality and the relevance of their themes to the environmental challenges of today. Some are funny, some are just plain gorgeous, some are infuriating. This stuff isn’t seen on your local TV or movie theater screen… except for Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire, a great film you need to see twice anyway! (on PBS once).
The event is family-friendly and refreshments will be available for a small donation. Adults: $4, kids under 12: $2.
Continue for Show Schedule
Saturday April 24, children’s films: 5-6pm, regular films: 6:15-10pm
|5 pm||Bunch of Fives||Five funny animated films by Nick Hlligoss, wordless, about relationships with nature, both human and non-human.||31 min|
|5:35 pm||Wake Up, Freddy||Another classic about resources, where stuff comes from and where waste goes.||21 min|
|5:55 pm||Song Bird Story||A look at migratory songbirds and a call for even children to be concerned about their declining numbers… and why that may be happening.||13 min|
|6:15 pm||Natural Connections||Outstanding, beautiful, compelling looks at biodiversity within three ecosystems.||46 min|
|7 pm||Gene Blues||Outstanding video that examines some of the ethical issues associated with DNA testing and sets the stage for a national debate on the ramifications of human gene technology.||30 min|
|7:30 pm||Community||Microcredit changing lives in Bangladesh.||24 min|
|8 pm||The Botany of Desire||by Michael Pollan: Marijuana and Potatoes – the centerpiece of the Festival.||60 min|
|9 pm||Weather the Storm||Hopeful and beautiful film about sustainable small-scale fisheries on the French coast. A look at a totally different solution to the problems of over-fishing||36 min|
For more information, contact Don Gibbon at dongibbon at earthlink dot net.