Green Screen: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will take place March 31 – April 3 at the Philadelphia Film Center.
We are excited to announce the full line-up for the Green Screen: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival (PEFF)! PEFF will take place March 31 – April 3 at the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street). PEFF will highlight eleven thought-provoking feature-length films that address urgent environmental issues, from animal welfare to the effects of climate change.
“We’re excited and proud to produce this Festival, bringing important and timely films to Philadelphia,” said Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt. “We hope that this strong slate of films will both appeal to and help inform audiences on critical environmental issues around the world.”
The Festival will open with FIRE OF LOVE from Director Sara Dosa and will close with THE TERRITORY from Director Alex Pritz, both films premiered earlier this year at Sundance. In addition the Festival will also showcase Ron Howard’s WE FEED PEOPLE, ALICK AND ALBERT featuring the environmental philanthropy of the Prince of Monaco, and a special 30th anniversary screening of FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST.
Green Screen: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Full Line-Up and Schedule below:
Thursday, March 31
FIRE OF LOVE | Director Sara Dosa | 7:00 PM | Opening Night Film
Driven by curiosity and adventure, married French volcanologists dedicate their lives to exploring one of Earth’s most explosive, mysterious, and dangerous phenomena.
Friday, April 1
NOTHING BUT THE SUN | Director Arami Ullón | 3:15 PM
For 40 years, armed with just a tape recorder, a man has captured the oral histories, songs, and struggles of the Ayoreo people as colonialism threatens their existence.
BIGGER THAN US | Director Flore Vasseur | 5:45 PM
A teenage activist travels the world listening to the stories of other inspiring young people working to improve human rights and defend the environment.
ALICK AND ALBERT | Director Douglas Watkin | 8:30 PM
Forged by a mutual respect and common environmental cleanup goals, a touching friendship between the Prince of Monaco and an acclaimed artist is brought to light in this insightful and inspiring documentary.
Saturday, April 2
A TASTE OF WHALE | Director Vincent Kelner | 12:00 PM
This probing documentary highlights the controversial hunting of pilot whales off the coast of the Faroe Islands, as well as the activists determined to stop it.
THE HORIZON | Director Emilie Carpentier | 2:45 PM
A young woman develops a new sense of purpose when she falls in with a group of passionate young environmental activists in this spirited coming-of-age drama.
ABOVE WATER | Director Aïssa Maïga | 5:30 PM
Highlighting the global issue of water scarcity, this documentary follows residents of a drought-stricken Nigerien village as they fight for access to drinking water.
WE FEED PEOPLE | Director Ron Howard | 8:15 PM
In his latest documentary, Ron Howard spotlights the work of José Andrés, the renowned chef whose nonprofit has brought relief to thousands affected by environmental and humanitarian crises.
Sunday, April 3
FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST | Director Bill Kroyer | 2:00 PM
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this animated classic is the stirring tale of a fairy’s journey to save her rainforest home from destructive humans and an evil spirit. Family-friendly activities will begin at 2 PM, followed by the screening.
ANIMAL | Director Cyril Dion | 4:45 PM
With the threat of climate change looming, two driven 16-year-olds travel the globe to educate and confront the apathetic adults who have already determined their uncertain future.
THE TERRITORY | Director Alex Pritz | 7:45 PM | Closing Night Film
Governmental corruption, rogue news organizations and bold power plays all meet in this battle for land-grabbing that threatens the lives and habitat of the Indigenous Peoples of the Brazilian Rainforest.
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Grants priority admission for one (1) to all film screenings.
$13 | $9 PFS Members
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FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST | Tickets for this event are FREE
A reservation to the event is required. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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