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5th Annual Green Screen Film Festival

Tuesday, Sept 18 thru Thursday, Oct 4
NARO Expanded Cinema & The Studio for the Healing Arts

Area Premieres with presenters, authors and discussion following the films

Tues, Sept 18 (with discussion) and Fri - Sun, Sept 21-23
The "eleventh hour" is the last moment when change is possible. Exploring how we've arrived at this moment in time-how we live, how we impact the earth's ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course-this documentary features experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev; renowned scientist Stephen Hawking; former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey; sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau; and over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people. Narrated and co-written by Leonardo DiCaprio. Directed and co-written by sisters Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners. (95mins)

Speakers on Tuesday, 9/18 include Chip Trepte, climate scientist at NASA; Tom Ellis, TCC faculty; Karen Burns, Virginia Marine Science Center; Bruce Friedrich, PETA.

Thurs, Sept 20 at 7:15pm
An Evening with author Bruce Franklin
The author of "The Most Important Fish in the Sea" speaks with film clips and a visual presentation.
Bruce Franklin is an English professor at Rutgers University and an author of 18 books. He's a former SAC navigator, tugboat mate, and avid fisherman. His newest book is the story of a little fish, the menhaden, that is vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay but is being decimated by Omega Protein for chickenfeed and industrial oils.

Reception for the author at Azar's (20th & Colley Ave) at 5:30pm.

Friday, Sept 21 from 6:00 until 8:00pm
U.N. International Day of Peace Celebration
Held worldwide and locally at Ghent Unitarian Church at 739 Yarmouth St.

Tues, Sept 25 (with discussion) and Fri -Thurs, Sept 28 - Oct 4
Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the moon. Now, for the first time, archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never-before-seen, is combined with interviews with surviving astronauts, who emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and very human. The exclusive NASA film footage includes astonishing space shots re-mastered from the original film rolls to reveal the Apollo program with a visual clarity and impact it has never had before. Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by David Sington. (100 mins)

Tues, Sept 25: Discussion following film led by Mark Shuart, Ph.D. the Director for Strategic Communications and Education at NASA Langley Research Center.

Wed, Sept 26 at 7:15pm
An Evening with author Jeremy Scahill
The author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" speaks with film clips from Iraq for Sale and Shadow Company. Jeremy Scahill is a Polk Award-winning investigative journalist who has reported extensively from Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Nigeria. He is a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine and a correspondent for the national radio and television show Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (weekdays at 10:00am on WNSB-FM, 91.1).

Reception for the author at Azar's (20th & Colley Ave) at 5:30pm.

Thurs, Sept 27 at 7:15pm (with discussion)
Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of "manufactured landscapes" - quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams-Edward Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization's materials and debris. Director Jennifer Baichwal follows Burtynsky through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country's massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless Chinese factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste. (90 mins)

Introduction by Brooks Johnson, Curator of Photography and 21st Century Art at Chrysler Museum.
Discussion following the film led by Bill Gibson, Ph.D. who teaches environmental policy analysis and politics of the Asian Pacific Rim at Va Wesleyan College.

Thurs, Sept 27 at 9:00pm at The Boot Restaurant - free admission
The truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia, the film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today. (100 mins)
The Boot is located at 123 W 21st St - visit

Friday, Sept 28 from 5:00 to 8:00pm
Green Screen Festival Reception
With live music and Virginia wine and beer at Downtown Farmer's Market next to MacArthur Mall.

Wed, Oct 3 at 7:15
This new film from the director of Blue Vinyl is about the efforts by a few visionaries to make America finally "get" global warming in the wake of the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action. While industry funded nay-sayers sing what just might be their swan song of pseudo- scientific deception, a group of self-appointed global warming messengers are on a high stakes quest to find the iconic image, the magic language, the points of leverage that will finally create the political will to move the United States from its reliance on fossil fuels to the new clean energy economy - AND FAST. Hold on... this is bigger than changing your light bulbs. (95 mins)

Discussion to follow film with speaker to be announced.

Tues, October 9 at 7:15pm
An Evening with author Ramzy Baroud
The veteran Palestinian/American journalist, producer at Al Jazeera International News, and author of the new book "The Second Palestinian Intifada," will speak, with film clips from Peace, Propoganda, and the Promised Land.

Reception for the author at Azar's (20th & Colley Ave) at 5:30pm.

"World War III will be a guerrilla information war, with no division between military and civilian participation."
-- Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage (1967)

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