STATE COLLEGE: Film series 3— Plastic Paradise

The Love Your Planet Spring 2018 film series is presented through a joint effort of PA IPL member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County’s Green Sanctuary Committee, and frequent partners Foxdale Village Green Committee, and the PennState Sustainability Institute, and the Penn State University Libraries.

The films are free, open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, February through April.

April 18 PLASTIC PARADISE
The Midway Atoll has become ground zero of the syphoning of plastics from three distant continents. Filmmaker Angela Sun sets out on a journey to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have imagined.

BRYN MAWR: Movie Series 1 — How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for a Green on Screen series.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute, with talk-backs running for about 30 minutes at the conclusion of the film.

4/11 – How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change
discussion with Alison Cornish
Executive Director PA Interfaith Power & Light

In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

4/18 – The Islands and the Whales
            discussion with Lisa J Rodrigues
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Geography & the Environment, Villanova University

4/25 – LOOK & SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
            discussion with Rev. Gilson Waldkoenig, PhD
Paulssen-Hale-Maurer Prof. of Church in Society, United Lutheran Seminary

STATE COLLEGE: Film Series 2 — Bag It

The Love Your Planet Spring 2018 film series is presented through a joint effort of PA IPL member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County’s Green Sanctuary Committee, and frequent partners Foxdale Village Green Committee, and the PennState Sustainability Institute, and the Penn State University Libraries.

The films are free, open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, February through April.

 

March 21 BAG IT
Plastic infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation that exposes how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.

April 18 PLASTIC PARADISE
The Midway Atoll has become ground zero of the syphoning of plastics from three distant continents. Filmmaker Angela Sun sets out on a journey to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have imagined.

STATE COLLEGE: Film Series 1 — Divide in Concord

The Love Your Planet Spring 2018 film series is presented through a joint effort of PA IPL member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County’s Green Sanctuary Committee, and frequent partners Foxdale Village Green Committee, and the PennState Sustainability Institute, and the Penn State University Libraries.

The films are free, open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

February 21 DIVIDE IN CONCORD
Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of Jean Hill, a local resident, who has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic water bottles. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean courageously leads the controversial crusade.

March 21 BAG IT
Plastic infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation that exposes how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.

April 18 PLASTIC PARADISE
The Midway Atoll has become ground zero of the syphoning of plastics from three distant continents. Filmmaker Angela Sun sets out on a journey to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have imagined.

BRYN MAWR: Movie series 3 — This Changes Everything

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute

This Changes Everything is the movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s book of the same name.  This epic film attempts to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change with seven portraits of communities struggling with the global issue, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands and from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Through narration, Klein posits an exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform the current economic system into something radically better.  The post-screening discussion will be led by Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

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BRYN MAWR: Movie series 2— Seasons

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Seasons  After traveling the world alongside migrating birds for Winged Migration and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays in Oceans, documentarians Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud focus on the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Through breathtaking imagery, Perrin and Cluzaud show how the cycle of seasons was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature.  Breathtaking imagery will show the cycle of seasons that was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature. Discussion after the film will be led by the Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light.

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