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4th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival


Thu 05/24/2018 - Sun 05/27/2018
All Day

Martha's Vineyard Film Center

Contact: MV Film Center
Address: 79 Beach Road
Website: http://mvfilmsociety.com
Admission fee: Yes
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Sponsors: MV Film Society
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The 4th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival begins Thursday, May 24th and concludes Sunday, May 27th. All films and events will take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven.

This festival is co-sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society and is also supported by Polly Hill Arboretum, Nobnocket Boutique Inn and Lauren Morgan Co as well as Community collaborations with Polly Hill Arboretum, Island Grown Gleaning, Island Grown Initiative, and others.

Special guests include Actor Jeff Bridges (video message for Living In The Future’s Past), Actor Pierce Brosnan (video message for Youth Event), Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary Founder David Casselman, Katie Carpenter (Producer, Chasing The Thunder), and Josh Rubin (Executive Producer, The Farthest).

This year’s Opening Night Event features the new documentary Living In The Future’s Past. In this documentary, Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household.

Actor/Narrator Jeff Bridges is scheduled to appear via video message and a pre-screening reception begins at 6:30pm with David Hannon playing Jazz Piano.

Some other special events at the 4th Annual MV Environmental Film Festival include: Ocean Warriors: Chasing The Thunder with Producer Katie Carpenter, the MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards,  Love And Bananas: An Elephant Story with David Casselman, a special Youth Event with Vineyard Conservation Society, and The Farthest with Executive Producer Josh Rubin.

The Youth Event on Sunday, May 27th at 1pm is free for all youth aged 14 years or less.

Tickets and Festival Passes for MV Environmental Events can be purchased on the MV Film Society website http://mvfilmsociety.com/festival/2018-environmental-film-festival/ or at the door. To purchase an all-access pass click here.

Thursday, May 24
4 pm – Environmental Short Films, featuring Films from the Woods Hole Research Institute, Liz and Ken Productions (Film Truth) after a trip to Micronesia, and more!
6:30 pm  – Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with live jazz music by David Hannon.
7:30 pm  – Living In The Future’s Past

Friday, May 25
4 pm  – The Gardener, with Polly Hill Arboretum Director David Smith
7:30 pm  – Ocean Warriors: Chasing The Thunder with Producer Katie Carpenter

Saturday, May 26
1 pm  – Just Eat It with Island Grown Gleaning and IGI
3 pm  – MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards
4 pm  – The Serengeti Rules
7:30 pm  – Love And Bananas: An Elephant Story with David Casselman of Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, May 27
1 pm  – Youth Event – Aldabra: Once Upon An Island with video message from Pierce Brosnan
4 pm  –  The True Cost sponsored by Lauren Morgan Co.
7:30 pm  – The Farthest

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