Memorial will be spending the Epiphany season focused on the environment with the following free film series in conjunction with the season. All films will begin at 5 p.m. and be followed by a light supper and discussion.
Child care will be provided in Lower Farnham Hall - if you are planning to bring a child, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
January 13 Chasing Ice is the story of photographer James Balog’s mission to deploy high-tech time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to gather undeniable evidence of the world’s shrinking glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful cinematography compresses years into seconds, capturing ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. (2013, 76 minutes)
January 20 Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to explore the realities of climate change. With unprecedented access to scientists, political and thought leaders around the world and Pope Francis, DiCaprio searches for hope. (2016, 96 minutes)
January 27 A Plastic Ocean begins with a search for majestic blue whales, but turns into an epic global adventure seeking the sources of plastic pollution fouling the whales’ habitat and uncovering the devastating effects of plastic on the ocean and its inhabitants. (2016, 100 minutes)
February 3 An Inconvenient Sequel A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into popular culture, former Vice President Al Gore is still traveling around the world, influencing international climate policy while training new climate champions. Gore preaches powerfully that human ingenuity and passion can overcome the perils of climate change. (2017, 100 minutes)
February 10 Dirt! The Movie brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that healthy and unhealthy soil has on places and people. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. (2009, 86 minutes)