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One Earth Film Festival: Pre-Event Screenings

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Feast your eyes on inspiration.

Sneak Peek the fest!

As anticipation for our fest builds, enjoy advanced screenings throughout the month of February and into early March leading up to the main event, March 6-8, 2015.  Each pre-event screening will include solution-oriented discussion and opportunities for action. Screening events are free but a $5 donation is appreciated per film. Seating is limited.

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Refer to this page for the most up to date information as our schedule is subject to change.

ADVANCED SCREENING SCHEDULE 

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One Earth Film Festival – 2015 Schedule

35+ Inspirational Films. 1 Dynamic Weekend.

View a film, discuss how you can take action and stay in the neighborhood to support our local economies. Check back soon for a list of participating restaurants offering a deal for fest-goers.

FOURTH ANNUAL

ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL

March 6 – 8, 2015

Can’t wait until March 6? Enjoy these special

PRE-EVENT SCREENINGS!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

One Inspirational Weekend.

One Inspirational Weekend.

March 6-8, 2015 Film Selection, Venue and Schedule  subject to change.

FRIDAY – March 6

6:30 PM GREEN CARPET GALA, GROUND OPERATIONS – Columbia College Chicago TICKETS

SATURDAY – March 7

10 AM RETURN OF THE RIVER – Lake Theatre, Oak Park INFO & TICKETS

10 AM JUST FOR KIDS 3-6+ – Oak Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS

11 AM JUST FOR KIDS 7-12+ – Oak Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS 

11 AM ANGEL AZUL – Chicago Cultural Center INFO & TICKETS

11 AM ARISE – St. Martin’s, Austin, Chicago  INFO & TICKETS

11 AM ARISE – Trinity UCC, Chicago INFO & TICKETS

11 AM COWSPIRACY – Elmhurst College INFO & TICKETS

11 AM NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE – Institute of Cultural Affairs INFO & TICKETS

3 PM EDIBLE CITY – Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago   INFO & TICKETS

3 PM EDIBLE CITY – Pleasant Home, Oak Park  INFO & TICKETS

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The Fest Unveils Programming for the Whole Family!

 

Children & Families Film Program for Ages 3-6+

TICKETS – Saturday, March 7, 10 AM – Oak Park Public Library, Main Branch

Come early for a special appearance by the 206 Food Truck
which will have hot coffee and waffles available for sale.

This special program offers films perfect for children ages 3-6. Short films include “Bear Has a Story to Tell,” “Cloudette” and “Blackout”. The interactive program will also incorporate fun opportunities for kids to explore important environmental themes.

Children & Families Film Program for Ages 7-12+

TICKETS – Saturday, March 7, 11 AM – Oak Park Public Library, Main Branch

Come early for a special appearance by the 206 Food Truck
which will have hot coffee and waffles available for sale.

This special program offers films perfect for children ages 7-12+. Kids will enjoy three short films including “Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim!”, “Flip Flotsam” and “I Have a Question: Where Does My Garbage Go?” After the films kids can visit “Action Stations” hosted by local experts for opportunities to show their love for nature!

Film Cafe:  Teen Program

“Search for the Big Seven: Garden of Eden” “The Meaning of Wild” & “Young Voices for the Planet”

TICKETS

Sunday, March 8, 11 AM — Willard Elementary School, 1250 Ashland Ave., River Forest

Come early to purchase hot coffee, eggs and waffles from the 206 Food Trucks.

This special program is great for teens, 13+ and will include three short films followed by opportunities for action.

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Backyard Prairies–Why Create a Wildlife Corridor?

SAMSUNGOak Park residents Pam Todd of West Cook Wild Ones and Ana Garcia-Doyle of One Earth Film Festival will talk about how their organizations have worked together to increase awareness about wildlife corridors at the Wild Things Conference, January 31, at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Ginkgo Trees and Caterpillars

Doug Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home, is foundational to understanding the need for wildlife corridors, according to Pam:

“He explains it this way.  A ginkgo tree (non-native) supports five species of caterpillars and the traditional, native oak tree of the prairie supports 500 species of native caterpillars.  Most bird species feed their young caterpillars.  So planting non-native species impacts the entire ecosystem.  Many populations of birds and butterflies and every kind of wildlife go into decline without native plants.”

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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors from the One Earth Film Festival.

    

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