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DIRT! The Movie & Discussion – La Grange – Deep Ellum

Posted by youngsierrans on September 14, 2010

Update – BIG Thanks to La Grange and everyone who came out to make this a successful event!  See our Flickr page for photos from the evening’s activities.

We will be hosting a FREE screening of the film “DIRT! The Movie” and engaging attendees with a post-film panel discussion led by representatives from TX AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Local community gardening and mindful food organizations will also be on hand.

This event is open to the public – all are welcome to attend!

Drink specials ($3 drafts & wells, 1/2 priced wine). Free appetizers.

La Grange – Deep Ellum (map) – DART Green Line stop Baylor Station
2704 Elm St.
Dallas, 75226

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2010 Dallas Film Festival – Environmental Visions

Posted by youngsierrans on March 31, 2010

The Dallas Sierra Club has become an Agency Partner at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival to help spread awareness of the Sierra Club’s efforts just in time for 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  As in previous years, the DIFF will offer the Environmental Visions Competition category, which will include the films  “Climate Refugees,” “Colony,” “Greenlit” and “The River Why.”  In addition to co-presenting “Climate Refugees,” the Dallas Sierra Club will be assisting with a waste reduction effort at the festival’s staging venue, the Palomar Hotel.

Other noteworthy ecoFilms:
“Monkeywrench” (short)
“Waste Land”

The DIFF runs from April 8th – 18th.  For information on ticket purchasing, venues (some accessible via DART rail!) and more, please see the DIFF website.

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2010 Thin Line Film Fest – EcoFlicks (Denton)

Posted by youngsierrans on February 12, 2010

The Thin Line Film Fest, an international documentary film fest, begins Wednesday, February 17th, in Denton.  Among the many great documentaries, mockumentaries, docufictions, docudramas is a healthy dose eco-themed films. The fest runs through Sunday, February 21st.  Festival passes and single tickets ($8 for most) are available.

Opening night kicks off in grand style with the film GASLAND, which was awarded the The Special Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival last month. In GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox “sets off on a 24 state journey to uncover the deep consequences of the United States’ natural gas drilling boom.”

Other noteworthy EcoFlicks and similar:
The Fight For Water
The Cove
Brilliant
Mt. St. Elias

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Posted by youngsierrans on September 23, 2009

national parksThis Sunday, September 27th, KERA will begin broadcasting Ken Burns’ anticipated documentary series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.  This ten-year project “is a visual feast, featuring some of the most extensive, breathtaking images of the national parks system ever captured on film.”  It’s a six-part, 12-hour series and is scheduled to air through Friday, Oct 1.  Be sure to set your DVR!!

* 9/24 – Ken Burns Interview on Colbert Report

If you’re interested in watching the first part with a group of like-minded individuals, the Dallas Sierra Club is offering a FREE screening at the Studio Movie Grill (private theater) in Dallas (Royal Ln./75).  Showtime begins at 5pm/doors open at 4pm.

** As of 9/25 ** Due to demand, the club was provided a larger theater.  To attend this showing, please register to the wait list or call 214-369-5543 with your name, number of reservations wanted/canceled and a return phone number to reserve your seat.

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Movie and Dinner – Food, Inc. – Dallas (6/28/09)

Posted by candace on June 24, 2009

movie_poster-largeLet’s get together for an educational movie about our nation’s food industry.  After the flick, those that are interested can head to Taco Diner for food and conversation.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer.  Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s DilemmaIn Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Meet inside downstairs lobby of Magnolia Theater at 3:45 pm (MOVIE STARTS at 4:10pm)

Please RSVP to youngsierrans@dallassierraclub.org or the Pingg invitation by noon on 6/28.

Location: West Village / 3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100 / Dallas, TX 75204 / (214) 764-9106

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St. Mark’s School – Eco-Film Festival (3/27-28)

Posted by youngsierrans on March 26, 2009

St. Mark’s School of Texas is hosting its 3rd Annual Eco-Film Festival on Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2009. Their goal is to raise awareness about compelling topics such as sustainability, renewable energies, global warming, and toxic waste.  So, if you are interested in learning more about our environment, mark your calendar and take advantage of two days of entertaining, informative, and FREE films.

Films include:
+ Burning the Future: Coal in America
+ The Story of Stuff
+ Flat, Hot and Crowded
+ Human Footprint
+ Flow: For the Love of Water

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