Oak Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)–January 22, 2016. One Earth Film Festival returns for its fifth year, March 4-6, 2016, bringing you 35+ films and more than 40 screenings throughout the Chicagoland area. The festival continues its tradition of showcasing top-issue environmental films accompanied by engaging festival programming. See One Earth’s official film list along with trailers and descriptions and begin planning your weekend!
Leading up to the big weekend, we start with our first pre-event screening: “This Changes Everything,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Dominican University. Filmed over 211 days in nine countries over four years and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international bestselling book, this film confronts the challenge of climate change head on. See the trailer below and get tickets for this pre-event screening today!
Visit One Earth’s “This Changes Everything” film page to learn more about this film and get tickets for screenings!
Advance Screenings — An Engaging Schedule of Pre-Event Screenings
As you gear up for the festival weekend, enjoy advance screenings throughout the month of February. Screenings are free! A $5 donation per film is appreciated. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! Stay tuned to One Earth’s Guide for up-to-date information on all screening events.
Currently, advance screenings are as follows:
Thursday Feb. 11, 7 pm: This Changes Everything, Dominican University- Lund Auditorium.
Tuesday Feb. 23, 7 pm: Landfill Harmonic, Loyola University, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago. See the trailer below!
Wednesday Feb 24, 6:30pm: The Breach, Forest Park Public Library.
Thursday Feb 25, 6:30 pm: Bea Johnson’s Zero Waste Lifestyle & My Stuff River Forest Public Library.
Please see the Advance Screenings page for complete details.
For Families, Kids, and Teens — One Earth Brings Films & Programs for the Whole Family!
One Earth Film Festival 2016 has something for everyone, even the youngest environmentalists. General audiences, children, families, and teens are all welcome to attend our family programming. Parents are invited to view “Saving My Tomorrow” with their children. This film sparks rich conversation, with its collection of songs, activism and heartfelt tips for protecting the Earth for the children who will inherit it. See the trailer and get tickets here.
Visit One Earth’s Family Films Guide for more information about family programming and films great for teens and young adults!
Discarded to Regarded — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Through Art
How do we create treasure from trash? In February, artists and Oak Park arts organizations are working together to teach the public how to reduce, reuse and recycle through the visual mediums of art and film. Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is calling on artists for its gallery exhibition, Discarded to Regarded, for which artists submit one-of-a-kind works created from found objects or recycled materials. Artists can drop off work at Oak Park Art League starting Feb. 6. Read more about OPAL’s call for entries and gallery exhibition.
This year, One Earth Film Festival features two inspiring documentaries that tell moving trash-to-treasure stories. “Landfill Harmonic” shows how trash from a landfill in Paraguay is used to create something truly beautiful (watch the trailer below!). And “Garbage Warrior“ tells the rich story of sustainable architect Michael Reynolds and his life’s work of building Earthships to turn garbage into sustainable homes.