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2017 One Earth Film Festival Offers a Rainforest Experience

Feb 24, 2017 09:04PM

With more filmmakers in attendance, an Amazon rainforest virtual reality experience, live music and a Green Carpet Gala, the One Earth Film Festival will present the highest-quality and most solution-oriented environmental documentaries and programs to the Chicago region for the sixth year over nine days from March 3 through 12.

            Paula Kirk and Pam Tanner Boll (A Small Good Thing), Catherine Zimmerman (Hometown Habitat), Cidney Hue (Shark Loves the Amazon), Alex Halkin (Tierralismo) and Tom Desch and Patricia Wisniewski (Shifting Sands), among others, will provide an insider perspective for attendees. Thirty films in 47 screenings at 39 venues will include The Age of Consequences, Before the Flood, SEED: The Untold Story, Can You Dig This? Crying Earth Rise Up and Dive!

         The Green Carpet Gala, at 6 p.m., March 3, is the festival’s signature opening event, featuring sustainability-inspired performances by local musical and theatrical artists, visual displays and chances to test drive Nissan’s energy-efficient electric vehicle.

Most screenings are free with a suggested $6 donation. Gala tickets are $70 advance/$80 door. Gala location: Gratz Center of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 115. E. Delaware Pl. For tickets and more information, visit Tinyurl.com/OneEarthFilmFest.