Family Film 2016

Black Ice


Saturday March 5th, 7 pm/ Good Earth GreenhouseTickets

Arrive early to purchase refreshments! This film is for general audiences, but teens and pre-teens are encouraged to attend. Stay after the film for Q&A with Kelly Mitchell, Climate Campaign Director, Greenpeace. Concrete, local action opportunities will also be shared. Facilitator: Susan Lucci, Professional Trainer & Coach.

Maarten van Rouveroy/ 2013/ 53 min/ Social Justice, Youth (Middle School +)

FILM DESCRIPTION: When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute. Black Ice is a film about social justice and attendance is acceptable for middle school + aged viewers.



My Stuff


Pre-Event Screening: Thursday Feb. 25th, 6:30/ River Forest Public LibraryTickets

This film is paired at the Forest Park Public Library with a shorter film, Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Lifestyle. Stay for a brief, post-film program and discussion focused on the topics of waste and consumerism, and voluntary simplicity. Featuring Q&A with Rachel Lyons, member of Emmaus House in Lawndale focused on racial justice, hospitality, and accompaniment. She is also the Organizer for the Mission of Social Justice at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network.

Saturday March 5th, 12 pm/ University of Chicago International House (Assembly Hall)/ Tickets

Stay after the film to learn about concrete, local action opportunities. University of Chicago Climate Action Network and the Sierra Club will be present. Facilitator: Pam Bergdall, Independent Professional, Trainer, Energy Partner.

Sunday March 6th, 12:30 pm/ Haymarket Pub & Brewery (Writing & Theater Room)/ Tickets (teens/pre-teens welcome, accompanied by parent/guardian)

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action. Steve Ediger, member GreenRise community, to discuss a daily commitment to simple living. Facilitator: Gary Cuneen, Founding Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead.

Petri Luukkanen/ 2013/ 52 min/ Waste, Recycling

FILM DESCRIPTION: Petri Luukkanen, 26, is amidst an existential crisis when he begins filming My Stuff. He arrives at the idea that his happiness might be found by rebuilding his everyday existence. What does he really need – and what about all that stuff? See what he discovers about himself and the "stuff" he really needs.




Saving My Tomorrow (Family Film!)


Saturday March 5th, 11:30 am/ Oak Park Public Library/ Tickets

Arrive at 11A for healthy snacks and a healthy snack- making demo by The Kids’ Table! Stay for post-film panel with a children's educator, local youth who are green leaders in their communities-- and simple, related follow up and take home activities. Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Families with children through middle school are encouraged to attend together; these films are great for family discussion! Facilitator: Wendy Negron, Early Childhood Educator.

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Prairie Crossing Charter / Tickets

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

Amy Schatz/ 2015/ Family Film

FILM DESCRIPTION: HBO and The American Museum of Natural History present Saving My Tomorrow, a six part family series on the environment. 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 family film, great for the whole family and children ages 7 and up!



The True Cost


Saturday March 5, 11 am,/ Frances Xavier Warde School, Old St. Patrick's Campus/ Tickets

This film is suitable for general audiences and high school+. Post-film program to include discussion with Old St. Patrick's Solidarity Market and fair trade vendors. Hear from Bethany Collins, Catholic Relief Services; Jill Johnson, Ten Thousand Villages; and others. Facilitator: Rachel Lyons, Organizer, Mission for Social Justice at Old St. Patrick's Church. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday March 6, 12:30 pm/ Northside College Prep/ Tickets

*The film is suitable for high school and above. Fashion-inspired artwork and fashion show by Northside students! Post-film discussion focused on "slow fashion" and conscious clothing, with: Annie Novotny, Adjunct Professor, School of the Art Institute  Fashion Department; Sadie Monroe, Co-Founder of Fibre Athletics; Jamie Hayes, Department of Curiosities. Concrete action opportunities will also be made available through Zady: a Destination for Conscious Consumers, and Chicago Fair Trade. Refreshments will be served after the program. Facilitator: Seva Gandhi, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm View & Brew!/ Wire Music Club/ Tickets (teens/pre-teens welcome, accompanied by parent/guardian)

*The film is suitable for high school and above. Beverages at this View & Brew screening will be available for purchase; patrons 21+ with ID may purchase alcoholic beverages.Post-film discussion about "slow fashion" and conscious clothing with Germaine Curry, Owner and Founder of Majamas clothing company. Facilitator: Stephanie McCray, Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker.

Andrew Morgan & Michael Ross/ 2015/ 92 min/ Waste, Recycling

FILM DESCRIPTION: The True Cost is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?