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

Music at Cinema Verde


The 5th annual Cinema Verde Film and Arts Festival is underway,
and the fantastic films and wonderful company aren’t the only draw!
There are a bevy of musicians coming to perform that you won’t want to miss! Here’s the schedule, along with links to band sites.
Saturday, February 15th
6:15pm – Dale Crider
7:30pm – The Mustachios
9:00pm – Woven In
Sunday, February 16th
2:15pm – Lil Miss Florida T H
3: 30pm: Jim Wurster
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The Paw Project by Jennifer Conrad


Screening: Saturday, February 15th @ 1:05 pm
The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat’s toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats who are declawed, many … Continue reading

Highlights Cinema Verde

The Depot Station, Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival 2014

Come Join Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival for
Films, Music, Camaraderie and Fun
Feb. 13-16!
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 … Continue reading

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet by Mark Kitchell


Screening: Thursday, February 13th @ 5:30 pm
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, has won acclaim at festivals around the world, and … Continue reading

Reactor by Ian MacKenzie


Screening: Sunday, February 16th @ 9:54 pm
Yogi, Buddhist teacher and activist Michael Stone arrives on a pilgrimage to Japan, in the wake of the tsunami and Fukushima meltdown. Reactor is a short film project that aims to uncover how and why we can let go of our old stories, and move towards personal and social awakening


Scott Camil Will Not Die by Georg Koszulinski


Screening: Sunday, February 16th @ 8:30 pm
For nearly 40 years, Scott Camil has worked as an educator and activist visiting classrooms and lecture halls speaking out against war as “organized murder.” Scott Camil Will Not Die focuses on Camil’s work in these spaces, examining the intersections between Camil as historical figure, Camil as educator, and Camil as himself—a complex individual who struggles with the psychological traumas of war and refuses to be silenced.