Come Join Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival for
Films, Music, Camaraderie and Fun
Thursday Feb 13 the fifth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival will open at the beautiful and newly renovated Gainesville Depot Station. It’s exciting to host the first major event in this lovely space and we hope that many members of our community will join us Feb. 13 – 16 to celebrate nature and strategize together to maintain and protect our lush, beautiful environment. Valentine’s Day is a perfect reminder to love our planet, each other and all living creatures.
Each day Cinema Verde will have live music, food trucks and a beer garden so you can learn, relax, and have the chance to discuss the issues and work together toward solutions that hopefully will lead to a healthier future for all.
Film submissions were received from all over the world; we’ll screen high school and college level work, as well as amateur and professional films. It was hard to narrow the field down to the four-day viewing time available, so we’ve got a fully packed schedule.
In all, 1,152 musical acts from all over the southeast applied to play after a call was put out on ReverbNation, an online platform that connects musicians with fans and opportunities where they can meet up together. We’ve selected a handful of bands – please come enjoy the variety of music!
Thursday February 13 we’ll host our Opening Night party to thank the many collaborators, interns, sponsors and in kind donors that made this event possible. The party will feature Cathy DeWitt, a very talented local musician and Director Mark Kitchell, creator of Fierce Green Fire, a beautiful film documenting the history of the environmental movement and its leaders. Mr Kitchell will be joining us in person – please join us to help show our appreciation to him and his team for making this most amazing insightful film!
Saturday February 15 we’ll have an EcoFair showcasing local sustainable businesses, as well as environmentally themed artwork from Howard Bishop Middle School students and a handful of local artists, as well as several films that focus on how we humans treat our fellow animals, including Who’s Afraid of the Cape Cod Bear,followed by a chat with Director Maryanne Galvin and Mr. Walter McCown, black bear biologist, FL Fish & Wildlife, and The Paw Project, which questions the practice of declawing cats.
Saturday will also feature a candidates forum, where the audience will have chance to to get to know several of the candidates running for Gainesville City Commission.
Sunday February 16 will take a look at food and its impact on our health and economy with GMO OMG, Farm to Table, followed by Honor Our Farmers Potluck Dinner – a chance for you to bring a dish created from our local harvests to thank our area farmers for providing such bounty.
Cinema Verde would not be possible without the amazing support we receive from our community and dozens ofdedicated volunteers. Please help us thank them all by gathering your friends to come share the love of nature with us this Valentine’s Day weekend. Thank you!
Trish Riley – Director Cinema Verde – trish @cinemaverde.org
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For Immediate Release
February 6, 2014
Gainesville Loves Mountains & Cinema Verde announce City Commission Candidate Forum
On Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Gainesville Loves Mountains, in collaboration with Cinema Verde, will host a forum for candidates in the upcoming City Commission election. The forum will be held at the Depot Station, 201 SE Depot Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. Members of the public and media outlets are encouraged to attend to learn more about the candidates’ positions on energy and sustainability issues.
Eight of ten candidates in the election have confirmed their attendance at the forum. The forum will be structured so that candidates from one district do not need to stay for the entire time, although they are welcome to do so. The schedule is as follows:
5:30-6pm: District 2
7-7:30pm: District 3
Gainesville Loves Mountains (GLM) is committed to minimizing the impacts of coal consumption on Appalachia, working in partnership with communities to end mountaintop removal coal mining and create a prosperous economy and sustainable future for the region and its people. GLM is currently pursuing local policies that will help our community achieve significant energy savings while also strengthening our economy. Cinema Verde provides environmental education through film and the arts, bringing community organizations, businesses, and citizens together to forge sustainable solutions for our future.
Jason Fults, Gainesville Loves Mountains, 352-610-1090, email@example.com
Trish Riley, Cinema Verde, 954-663-9466, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Cinema Verde media kit is available at: http://cinemaverde.org/2014mediakit/
Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Amy Browne highlight the fifth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival
Nationally recognized environmental activists and film industry professionals will be participating in the fifth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, located at the historic Gainesville Depot Station, 201 SE Depot Ave., just south of downtown Gainesville, Florida 32601.
With 30-plus films from around the world, the festival will be held February 13 – 16, 2014. Two film screens will be set up at the Depot Station to run films simultaneously with skyping sessions set up following several of the films as well.
Films of environmental significance include The Human Experiment, produced by Sean Penn, A Fierce Green Fire,narrated by Robert Redford, and A Will for the Woods, co-directed by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan and Tony Hale.
Audiences will occupy the festival for four days of contemporary films, while enjoying food trucks, drinks, live music and daily festival activities. Cinema Verde Director Trish Riley is very excited about this fifth annual festival because she sees the community behind the event more than ever before. “It’s thrilling for me to see how many local citizens and organizations are getting involved with the festival,” says Riley. “We’re a part of the community and we’re here to stay.”
Film producer and environmental activist Sean Penn is a well-known actor who is also concerned about what is happening around the world. He not only fights for the environment, but he also participates in sustainable issues internationally. The Human Experiment will be screened at Cinema Verde on opening night, and directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy will join audiences to kick off this Florida premier of the film.
Sundance film festival founder Robert Redford narrates A Fierce Green Fire, describes the history of the environmental movement. Director Mark Kitchell will attend the screening to discuss the film with audiences.
Producer/co-director Amy Browne will present A Will for the Woods, a documentary about the emerging green burial movement. Browne and co-directors Tony Hale and Jeremy Kaplan will join us at the festival via skype to talk about the film and the environmental impact of death.
“The fifth annual Cinema Verde is sure to be memorable in the beautiful old Depot Station, films, music and fun happening non-stop for four days,” said Riley.
For schedule, tickets and more information, please visit www.CinemaVerde.org
The festival features more than 30 films on topics including: Food, water, waste, energy, animals, sustainable life, business and government. Film selections include: GMO OMG, The Atomic States of America, Cape Spin!, Scott Camil Will Not Die, Terms and Conditions May Apply, A Will for the Woods, The Wisdom to Survive, and The Paw Project and so many more…
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014: Opening Night VIP Reception.
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 Valentine’s Day Party
Saturday, Feb. 15: Eco Fair and Green Car Expo. Daytime EcoTours.
Sunday, Feb. 16: Morning Eco Tours, Closing Night Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party
Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival
Tickets: $10 Seniors/Students; $12 General Admission
Plus Day Passes and All-inclusive VIP Passes
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The 5th Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
will be held on Feb 13-16, 2014 at the newly renovated Depot Station
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please contact Trish Riley: 352-327-3560
Trish Riley, Director: Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival * 352.327.3560
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Cinema Verde is a Florida not-for-profit corporation designated as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS:
Contributions are tax deductible. FL #CH33749. Thank you for your support!