One Earth Film Festival Schedule Announced!

One Earth Film Festival returns March 4-6, 2016 for its milestone 5th annual event. The festival will showcase 35+ thought-provoking films on a variety of environmental topics in the Chicagoland area. With more than 40 screenings, One Earth brings to you engaging films that will educate and inspire.

This Changes Everything

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Pre-Event Screening: Thursday Feb. 11th, 7 pm/ Dominican University/ Tickets

Join us post-film for an activating multi-disciplinary panel, comprised of faculty from Dominican University:

Scott Cummings, Associate Professor of ChemistrY; Patrick Homan, Assistant Professor of Political Science;  Scott Kreher, Associate Professor of Biology. Tim Milinovich, Assistant Professor of Theology; Tama Weisman, Associate Professor of Philosophy. Concrete action opportunities will be available from GoGreen Oak Park, Green Community Connections, and Citizens Climate Lobby. Refreshments will be served. Facilitator: Monica Halloran, Director of Academic Programs, Dominican University.

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Experimental Station/ Tickets

Stay after the film to learn about concrete, local action opportunities. First Presbyterian food program and other local advocacy groups will be present. Facilitator: Karen Snyder, Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Institute of Cultural Affairs/ Tickets

Stay for post-film dialogue, and to hear about opportunities for collaborative action and organizing with Eco-Up Group, the Chicago Sustainable Leaders Network, and The United Nations USA. Facilitator: Caitlin Sarro, Program Manager, Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Saturday March 5th, 7 pm/ College of Lake County/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action.

Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis/ 2015/ 89 min/ Climate Change & Community Response

FILM DESCRIPTION: 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. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. 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 failed economic system into something radically better.

 

 

 

 

 

The Power of Film to Call Us to Action

The Power of Film to Call Us to Action

Films inform, inspire and change the way we look at the world, our planet — the Earth that’s our collective home. Through films dedicated to environmental themes, One Earth Film Festival, for the last four years, has inspired viewers to take action for the environment. Two people who gained inspiration from festival films are Sally Stovall, co-founder of Green Community Connections, and Pam Todd, co-founder of West Cook Wild Ones.

One Earth Film Festival Reflections

One Earth Film Festival Reflections

Everywhere I go people start telling me about the film showing that they attended: “It was a really well-done documentary film and a fascinating story” (participant at Haymarket Brewery showing of Lost Rivers). “This was the best post-film discussion that I have ever participated in” (executive producer of Arise at Trinity UCC). “Do you think the main message of the film fest is to go outside?” (9-year old participant at showing of Field Biologist at the Good Earth Greenhouse). “The professor that teaches soil science was so pleased with the film that he says he may start using it in his classes” (Triton College showing of Symphony of the Soil).

One Earth Film Festival - 2015 Schedule

FOURTH ANNUAL

ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL 

March 6 - 8, 2015

Download and print our Official Schedule of Events.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

3 PM VIRUNGA - Northwestern University, Evanston INFO & TICKETS

3 PM  NATURE IS SPEAKING & CARBON FOR WATER - Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab INFO & TICKETS

3 PM PROJECT WILD THING - Prairie Crossing Charter School INFO & TICKETS

3 PM PORTRAIT OF AN URBAN BEE KEEPER - Notebaert Nature Museum INFO & TICKETS

3 PM TRASH DANCE - Columbia College Chicago INFO & TICKETS

7 PM FIELD BIOLOGIST - Good Earth Greenhouse, River Forest INFO & TICKETS

7PM COWSPIRACY - Northwestern University, Evanston INFO & TICKETS

7PM PROJECT WILD THING - Notebaert Nature Museum INFO & TICKETS

7 PM THIN ICE: THE INSIDE STORY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE – University of Chicago, Hyde Park INFO & TICKETS

SUNDAY, March 8

11 AM  TEEN PROGRAM - Willard School, River Forest  INFO & TICKETS 

11 AM FROM BILLIONS TO NONE - Forest Preserve Thatcher Pavilion INFO & TICKETS 

11 AM PROJECT WILD THING - Garfield Park Conservatory  INFO & TICKETS

12:30 PM VANISHING PEARLS  - Wellington UCC, Chicago  INFO & TICKETS

12:30  PM URBAN FARMING--THREE SHORT FILMS: BROOKLYN FARMER, SEEDS, PORTRAIT OF AN URBAN BEEKEEPER  - Good Shepherd, Oak Park, IL  INFO & TICKETS

12:30 PM CARBON RUSH - Ascension Church & School, Oak Park INFO & TICKETS

1:30 PM YFC AWARDS & RECEPTION - Oak Park Public Library  

3 PM A WILL FOR THE WOODS - Wellington UCC, Chicago   INFO & TICKETS

3 PM EDIBLE CITY - View & Brew @ Wire, Berwyn  INFO & TICKETS

3 PM JUST EAT IT - Oak Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS

3 PM LOST RIVERS - View & Brew @ Haymarket Pub, Chicago INFO & TICKETS 

3 PM SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL - Triton College, River Grove INFO & TICKETS 

3 PM UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS - Forest Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS

6:30 CLOSING: WISDOM TO SURVIVE - Unity Temple, Oak Park TICKETS

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.

"Field Biologist" (2014) 55 Minutes

FILMMAKER: JARED FLESCHER TICKETS - Saturday, March 7, 7 PM – Good Earth Greenhouse 7900 W. Madison St., River Forest

“Field Biologist” is the story of 22-year-old Tyler Christensen, a talented but underemployed high school graduate from New Jersey still trying to figure out what to do with his life. Tyler’s great love is being outside, chasing birds and studying wildlife. One day he decides—brushing aside his lack of a college degree or scientific credentials—to drop everything and travel to Costa Rica to start doing his own conservation-oriented research on birds in the tropics.

Enjoy this special screening at Good Earth Greenhouse. Come early to buy a smoothie at The Juice Joint.

“Project Wild Thing”  (2013, 83m)

FILMMAKER: DAVID BOND

GRAND PRIX AWARD–Japan Prize 2014, FINALIST–Social Impact Media Awards 2014, INSPIRING LIVES AWARD–San Francisco Green Film Festival 2014

ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL RATING: GREAT FOR AGES 15+

BEST FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12.

TICKETS (coming soon) – Saturday, March 7, 3 pm @ Prairie Crossing School, Lake County, IL

Tickets! – Saturday, March 7, 7 – 9:30 pm  @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, South Gallery, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL

Tickets! – Sunday, March 8, 11 am – 1:30 pm  @ Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago IL

Parents are specially invited to view “Project Wild Thing” (view trailer below) Hailed by The Guardian as a film that will ‘change your life.’, “Project Wild Thing” is a film led movement that seeks to reconnect kids (and their parents) with nature.  The feature-length documentary takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

One Earth Film Festival: 2015 Featured Trailers!

2015 Sneak Peek!

One Earth Film Fest is only a few weeks away.  But, if you just can't wait, indulge in these trailers from films on our list

"Field Biologist"  - Filmmaker: Jared Flescher - fieldbiologistmovie.com

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"Project Wild Thing" - Filmmaker:  David Bond - projectwildthing.com

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gloria Araya

One Earth Film Festival wouldn't exist without the support and generosity of our passionate, dedicated volunteers. Their stories are the fest's stories For a deeper look at what it means to be a part of One Earth Film Festival, volunteer Gloria Araya shared her thoughts on actionable impact, compelling film and the meaning of sustainability.

#GiveOneEarth Invest in Sustainable Film & Action

#GiveOneEarth Invest in Sustainable Film & Action

One Earth Film Festival creates opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of people to take action. We showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films leading audiences through interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions and actions.

One Earth Film Festival Receives Recognition from the City of Chicago

One Earth Film Festival Receives Recognition from the City of Chicago

One Earth Film Festival is proud and honored to be recognized by Karen Weigert,  chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago, as a regional leader for sustainability. The festival's growth over the past four years has pushed the event beyond the borders of Oak Park and River Forest, establishing a strong presence in Chicago and throughout the greater Chicago area. This expansion demonstrates that interest and participation in solution-oriented discussion and action is growing and that change, truly is possible.