The 18th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital takes place March 16-28, 2010. There are 56 screening venues, 155 films, and an audience of 25,000 is expected to attend. Films selected for the festival “celebrate the wonder of the natural world and illuminate the growing challenges to life on earth.”
Gasland by Josh Fox
This fest will mark the D.C. premiere of Gasland by Josh Fox. The film chronicles Fox’s 24-state journey to investigate the consequences of natural gas drilling. It received support from the Sundance Reach Fund (part of the Cinereach Project at the Sundance Institute), won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and just took home the Artistic Vision Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Date: 3/16/10 7:00pm
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW
A discussion with filmmaker Josh Fox follows screening.
The Road Ahead: The First Green Long March by Cinereach Productions
The first feature documentary from Cinereach’s in-house production arm, The Road Ahead: The First Green Long March is a meditative portrait of the growing student environmental movement amongst Chinese College students. Directed by Ryan Wong and produced by Cinereach‘s Michael Raisler, The film is an official selection of the Hamptons, Connecticut and Cleveland Film Festivals.
Date: 3/23/10 12:00pm
Venue: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Sixth Floor Auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
The film will be introduced by Jennifer L. Turner of the China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.