Wine Tasting Saturday to Open Cinema Verde Season!

Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde will be co-hosting a variety of events and films in the next few months. As we build up to our annual festival in February, these opportunities will help to generate funds needed for venues and to bring in filmmakers. Be sure to watch our emails for event details and dates!
SATURDAY, September 27, 2014
7 P.M. – ?
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Previous Festival Winner, Matthew J. Evans, Receives Art of Making Peace Award

Matthew Evans at Peace in the Streets Festival

Cinema Verde would like to extend a big congratulations to filmmaker Matthew Evans on receiving the PeaceMaker Corps Association’s Art of Making Peace Award! This prestigious award was given to Evans for his short film, A Quest for Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions, which features personal interviews with Arun Gandhi, a grandson to Mahatma Gandhi. He was presented the award at the Peace in the Streets Film Festival on September 11.
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Michael Moore’s Tips to Doc Filmmakers

Toronto International Film Festival

Filmmaker Michael Moore wants to help the documentary industry by offering a few pointers to those who have struggled to draw the crowds. First, he wants you to remove the word ‘documentarian’ from your vocabulary, declaring “we are filmmakers.”
According to the news website RealScreen, Moore’s speech at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival included 13 tips for documentary filmmakers on how to create “theater-oriented” films.
For Moore’s 13-point manifesto and the original article by Manori Ravindran, visit the link.
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Cinema Verde: Feb. 12 – 15, 2015

* Cinema Verde Sixth Annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival will be held Feb. 12 – 15, 2015 !!!
* Submit your Environmental Films for Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival 2015!

* Next Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde will be held in SEPTEMBER, 2015. Stay tuned for details and have a fabulous summer!

Green Drinks and Cinema Verde Present: “Terms and Conditions May Apply”

Terms and Conditions May Apply
THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 26, at The Jam Gainesville, 817 W. University Ave., 32601
Directed by Cullen Hoback
Length: 79 minutes
“Why should you care about privacy if you’re not doing anything “wrong”? Privacy is important, even if you think you have nothing to hide. It is the basis of free speech and a core value of all Americans.
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Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde Thursday

GreenDrinks meets Cinema Verde Presents: Do the Math 
The Jam Gainesville on: May 29!
Delicious Italian food from Romano’s Macaroni Grill will be served 
The Jam Gainesville, 817 W. University Ave., 32601
Sustainable networking and cash bar, 6-8 p.m.
Discussion following the film with Bob Tancig of Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  Tickets: $10 Seniors/Students; $12 General Admission

Florida Film Festival Rocks!


Finally made it to Florida Film Festival in Orlando…ten days, 170 films at three theaters in Maitland, just north of Winter Park and the metropolis of Orlando. Just saw Ida at the lovely Enzian Theater. The beautifully shot, compelling film follows a young Jewish girl contemplating joining a convent, but not before embarking on a journey to find her roots and explore life outside the convent where she was raised in bleak Poland.
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As oil production goes, Florida isn’t much of a player. The state produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil   Texas pumps from its wells each day.
That’s about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.
A Texas company has already received permission from the state to drill an exploratory well on the land. The Dan A. Hughes Co. is now seeking permission for an injection well that would accommodate … Continue reading