2016 One Earth Film Fest in Lake County Illinois

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One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’ premier environmental film fest, returns for its fifth dynamic season, March 4-6, 2016.  The festival showcases creative, thought-provoking sustainability films that not only shed light on the issues, but also highlight effective solutions.  Film Fest audiences have grown five-fold since its inaugural year.

This year a team of Lake County IL sponsors will host four inspiring films at venues in Lake County.  See the schedule and information below, and plan to join us on March 5th and 6th!  Share the film fest with your friends!  The film showings are free and open to the public.  A $5 donation per film is appreciated.  Advanced reservations are recommended.


Saturday, March 5, 2016, 3 p.m.635532017067230263-Saving-My-Tomorrow-250x162

Saving My Tomorrow

Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030

Advance reservations / Tickets

HBO and The American Museum of Natural History present Saving My Tomorrow. From the children who will inherit the planet, comes a collection of songs, activism, and heartfelt tips for protecting the earth. Kids share their thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. This is an inspirational film is great for families!  Amy Schatz/ 2015/ Family Film


Saturday, March 5, 2016,  7 p.m.ThisChgsEvthing - factory smoke

This Changes Everything

College of Lake County Auditorium, Building C, 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030-1198

Advance reservations / Tickets

Filmed over 211 shoot days in four years, nine countries and five continents, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.  Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.  Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our communites into something radically better.  Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis/ 2015/ 89 min


Sunday, March 6, 2016,  1 p.m.OEFF Inhabit Film

Inhabit:  A Permaculture Perspective

College of Lake County Auditorium, Building C, 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030-1198

Advance reservations / Tickets

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.  Costa Boutsikaris/ 2015/ 92 min


Sunday, March 6, 2016,  4 p.m.OEFF A Farmer's Road2

A Farmer’s Road

Montessori School of Lake Forest, Laurel Drive Campus, 13700 West Laurel Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Advance reservations / Tickets

A Farmer’s Road is a documentary about changing the American food system one meal at a time. At the heart of A Farmer’s Road is a story of how two PhD soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure at a major research university for the relentless challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a Grade A goat dairy and farmstead creamery in central Illinois.  John Murray/ 2015/ 74 min


Organizing sponsors for the film festival in Lake County IL are College of Lake CountyConserve Lake County, Liberty Prairie Foundation, Montessori School of Lake Forest, and Prairie Crossing Charter School.

Additional Supporting Organizations for the fest in Lake County IL are Faith in Place, Lake to Prairie Wild Ones, Woods & Wetlands Group of Sierra Club, Lake County Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby

Get information on the full 2016 One Earth Film Festival at oneearthfilmfest.org .