Happy Earth Day!
What a great time for not just environmental films, but so many films launching about raising awareness of so many subjects. One Day on Earth premiered on Earth Day to show what is happening around the world on a single day. To show how the world is changing NYC hosted its first Green Festival which was livestreamed, and Earth Day Dallas was one of the country's largest events highlighted by the Artfully Green Film Festival.
Another Earth Day premiere was The First 70, a beautiful exploration of the 70 state parks that California is looking to close in its attempts to cut budget.
Surviving Progress is a really thought provoking film that looks at how technology is growing at such an astronomical rate, as is the economy, but our biology and culture have not changed nearly as much. Interviews with renown thought leaders such as David Suzuki and Jane Goodall highlight the discussion of how practical it is to run such modern technology with an ancient operating system. In SF and Berkeley and coming soon to other cities.
There were several previews of Last Call at the Oasis this weekend, including the SF Intl Film Festival and the Artfully Green Film Festival in Dallas. This is a powerful film by Participant Media hoping to bring a spotlight to the coming water crisis in the manner they highlighted food issues with Food, Inc. The film opens nationally May 4th.
Kenji Williams has produced an amazing work of art called Bella Gaia, at which he performs live on the electric violin. Stunning cinematography and music make this a true experience, and its mixed with NASA data showing what is really happening to the earth to show how interconnected everything is and move people to see our world differently.
The People V The State of Illusion was held over in San Francisco.
The Eyes of Thailand makes its World Premiere this coming week at the Newport Beach Film Festival. More about this film and the film festival soon.