Year Round Events
Every 4th Monday of the month, EarthxFilm presents Movie Mondays—screenings that will impact hearts and minds. Summer screenings will highlight documentaries, features and shorts from the EarthxFilm 2018 festival. We’ll also have special screenings throughout the year from filmmakers whose work inspires us to protect our enviroment.
Into the Okavango – The Beating Heart of our Planet @ Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands – 7pm
The Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana is a vast system of wetlands surrounded on all sides by the Kalahari Desert. It’s a veritable freshwater oasis, a landscape so huge it can be seen by space, and its wildlife significance cannot be understated. The Okavango teems with the largest wildlife populations in Africa — lions, elephants, birds, hippos and caimans thrive in its fecund ecosystems.
As ornithologist Steve Boyes puts it: “This is the wild perfect. As perfect as we used to be.” It’s also, Boyes notes, a delicate place where the water and wildlife have been diminishing. In order to fully comprehend the delta’s system, Boyes assembles a team of scientists and guides to find the source of the Okavango and follow it to its terminus. What ensues is adventure in the purest sense of the word. But the goal, like the place, remains bigger than all of them: to create the largest protected area in the world.
October 22 – Half Earth Day Dallas
A Taco Throwdown and outdoor screening of Charged @ the Dallas Farmers Market – 6:30-9:30pm
When Eduardo Garcia happened across a dead bear while hunting in the Montana backcountry in 2011, it piqued his curiosity. But when he prodded it with his knife, he was jolted with 2,400 volts of electricity — the animal was concealing a live electrical wire. The incident almost killed Garcia, forcing doctors to remove his arm and leaving him with significant injuries, and altered the course of his life forever. Charged follows his painstaking recovery, his return to the kitchen as a “bionic chef,” and the way nature helps him heal — both from his physical wounds and from his emotional challenges, which prove to be the most formidable of all.
Eduardo will show off his skills during our Taco Throwdown and will be available for Q&A session after the film screening. The first 100 patrons will receive a wristband for a complimentary taco combo plate. Free boxed water will be available at the screening.
October 22 – Half Earth Day Los Angeles
A special screening of The Human Element @ The Landmark – 7:30-9:30pm
Please join us for a special screening of The Human Element to celebrate the inaugural Half Earth Day Los Angeles. The screening will be followed by a Call to Action Q&A with acclaimed photographer James Balog, filmmaker Matthew Testa and other special guests.
Extreme weather and global warming, due to climate change, is threatening the well-being and effective functioning of American communities&emdash;large and small&emdash;and the lives of the people who live in them. While human activity is detrimentally shaping our world, many Americans are the overlooked victims of environmental change, including fisherman, firefighters, soldiers, children, coal miners and homeowners. These people are the human face of climate change.
Additional Screenings Will Be Listed Soon