January 17, 2011

Environmental Filmfest in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Climate Action Network (WCAN) folks and the Kimball Theatre are teaming up to show a series of great environmental films monthly from January through June (I first viewed "Inconvenient Truth" at the Kimball). Here is info on the first two. Tickets and reservations are needed. Call 1-800-HISTORY for prices and reservations.

Fuel  January 22, 25, 26, 2011; 111 minutes; 6:30 PM
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival

Fuel is a comprehensive and entertaining look at energy in America: a history of where we have been, our present predicament, and a solution to our dependence on foreign oil. Rousing and reactionary, Fuel is an amazing, in-depth, personal journey of oil use and abuse as it examines wide-ranging energy solutions other than oil, the faltering U.S. auto and petroleum industries, and the latest stirrings of the American mindset toward alternative energy.

Dirt! The Movie    Feb. 22–27, 2011; screening room; 86 minutes; 6:20 PM

Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.