One Earth Film Festival - 2015 Schedule

FOURTH ANNUAL

ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL 

March 6 - 8, 2015

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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.

Inside the Film Selection Process

Inside the Film Selection Process

Inside the OEFF Film Team Last March, One Earth Film Festival audiences attended 30 films -- in 36 discreet film events and more than two dozen Chicagoland locations. For its fourth annual event this Spring, the festival plans a similar scope of films and programs (but with expanded partnerships, action opportunities, and attendance!). How are the final films selected? Who develops the film programs?

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.