Tuesday, July 10, 2012

See First-Run Films at Andersonville Green Week!

Some of the most popular events during Andersonville GreenWeek are the screenings of films related to important environmental and ecological topics.  In 2012, there will be three award-winning documentaries shown over the course of the week, and you can find more info below.

Wednesday, July 11th
7:00-9:00 pm

After the Green Week Sustainability Fair ends, stick around for a special screening of this new film, which has been winning awards at film festivals across the country.  Bag It started as a documentary about plastic bags that evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies.  Sponsored by the Plastic BagSolution.  Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark

POSTPONED!  Friday, July 13th
6:00-9:00 pm

Urban Roots
The film Urban Roots explores the growth of urban agriculture in the city of Detroit.  The film will be followed by a discussion on urban agriculture with local organizations Growing Home, Urban Habitat Chicago and the Peterson Garden Project.  Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark

Saturday, July 14th
 8:00-10:00 pm

Join us under the night sky for this very special event!  The City Dark is a powerful documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky.  Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers, it is the definitive story of the disappearing stars.  A must see! Alley Cat Comics courtyard, 5304 N. Clark rear

Sunday, July 15th
7:00-9:30 pm 

We celebrate another successful Andersonville Green Week with a closing night celebration and a screening of Gasland, one of the most talked about documentaries in recent years.  From their website:

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.
Room Service, 5438 N. Clark. 

 We look forward to seeing everyone out and about this week, and we hope you will come and catch a movie with us!

Andersonville Green Week is a program of eco-Andersonville and the Andersonville Development Corporation and highlights Andersonville businesses' and residents' commitment to sustainable living with events, activities, and demos.

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