‘This is the Moment’ is 2018 One Earth Film Festival Theme
To underscore the urgency for its audiences to become more environmentally aware and to take meaningful actions, the One Earth Film Festival, which runs from March 2 through 11 across the Chicago area, has declared that “this is the moment” to take action.
This year, the festival will encourage attendees to support or sign up for concrete actions they can take for the planet, including a wide range of solutions-based opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The festival presents high-quality environmental films followed by solution-oriented programs and discussions led by highly regarded environmental experts and advocates. This year, there are 33 films in 53 screenings at 47 venues, including An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Chasing Coral, Wasted: The Story of Food Waste, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, Jane, Dolores and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.
Screenings take place throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County, and in DuPage, Kane and Lake counties. Films address issues on water, energy, transportation, food, waste and recycling, environmental advocacy, social justice, climate change and more.
The Green Carpet Gala, the festival’s signature opening event, takes place March 2 at the Gratz Center of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago Church, in the Magnificent Mile neighborhood.
Most screenings are free with a suggested $7 donation. Gala location: 115. E. Delaware Place, Chicago. For listings, Gala tickets and information, visit OneEarthFilmFest.org.