"Angel Azul" (2014) 74 minutes
Filmmakers: Marcy Cravat & Kath Delaney
BEST DOCUMENTARY - Breckenridge Film Festival, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - UNAFF
PRE-EVENT SCREENING: Tuesday, March 3, 12 PM & 7 PM @ Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL
TICKETS - Saturday, March 7, 11 AM - Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
After each screening, there will time for discussion with experts. On March 3, noon matinee panelists are Gary Wilson, an independent journalist/commentator for Great Lakes Echo and WKAR Current State, and Katie Larson, education manager at Alliance for the Great Lakes.
After the evening show March 3, panelists are Margot McMahon, artist and board member for Chicago Sculpture International and Michael Dimitroff, manager of art initiatives for the Chicago Park District Department of Cultural and Natural Resources.
On March 7, WBEZ reporter and producer Shannon Heffernan will moderate a discussion after the screening with artist Margot McMahon and glass artist Bryan Northup. Be sure to view their found-object art exhibit before and after the show.
Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them. Peter Coyote generously provides insightful narration that leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.
One Earth Film Festival, through support of venue partners, offers three opportunities to view "Angel Azul". Tuesdays Pre-Event Screenings at Lake Theatre are made possible through partnership with Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre. Saturday morning's screening is possible through partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center.
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