Friday, August 22, 2008

Solar-Powered Film Series

Scrambling to enjoy the last of the summer's outdoor movie screenings? Catch Solar One's late-summer film series -- each evening focuses on a different environmental issue, and the whole event is solar-powered. All films are outside and on the waterfront, at Stuyvesant Cove Park.


GREEN EDGE FILMS: Solar Powered Film Festival hosted by Solar One and Green Edge NYC
WHEN: August 21 -23 and Sept 4 - 6. Activities begin at 8pm and screenings commence at sundown. See below for schedule of films and speakers.

WHERE: Solar One, E. 23rd St. and FDR Dr. By Subway & Bus: take the (6) to 23rd St. and the M23 east to Avenue C *or* take the (L) to 1st Ave and walk about 10 minutes to the site or take the M15 north to 23rd St. and walk along East 23rd St. The M16 and M21 buses also stops near E. 23rd St. and Avenue C.

HOW MUCH: Admission is free!

WHAT: The Solar-Powered Film Series is the first in New York City to use the power of the sun to construct an outdoor "eco-theater" like no other. Solar One's independent film venue integrates natural and human-made components of our urban environment creating the city's "greenest" motion picture showcase. This free six-evening program features nightly screenings of environmental documentaries. Each night will focus on a different theme including water, energy, food, waste and more.


SCHEDULE OF FILMS:

Aug 21 – Art and the Environment
RUNNING FENCE - 58 mins.
Film will be followed by a Q&A with director Albert Maysles.
Aug 22 – Water
GIMME GREEN, CITY OF WATER, and INVISIBLE CREEK
Speaker: Cortney Worrall, Executive Director of the Coastal Marine Resource Council, will discuss the conservation of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary and the use of CSO system (Combined Sewer Overflow).

Aug 23 – Green Design
THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE – 81 mins.

Sept 4 – Energy
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA - 89 mins.
Film will be followed by a Q&A with director David Novack.
Sept 5 – Waste and Recycling
GARBAGE WARRIOR - 86 mins.
Speaker: Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash.
Sept 6 –Food
THE FUTURE OF FOOD - 88 mins.

For more information, please visit the Solar-Powered Film Series site.

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