Date & TimeSTART: 7:00 PM August 18, 2011
END: 11:00 PM August 20, 2011
Green Edge NYC and Solar One have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to bring New Yorkers free outdoor films for two weekends this summer. The Solar-Powered Film Series is the first in New York City to use the power of the sun to operate an outdoor “eco-theater.” The independent film venue integrates natural and human-made components of our urban environment creating the city’s “greenest” motion picture showcase. The series, held at Solar One’s outdoor location in beautiful Stuyvesant Cove Park, showcases a commitment to green energy by powering each screening with clean, renewable, carbon-free solar energy.
The first week’s selections will focus on food and urban agriculture, definitely one of the hottest environmental topics around! Along with films about dirt, the new urban farming movement and the genesis of the local food craze, they’ll be hosting their friends from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm with a farm stand of fresh Brooklyn-grown treats, along with speakers from the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Build It Green and Just Food- what a delicious and informative weekend!
All films are free and open to the public.
The Solar-Powered Film Series Week One Line Up:
August 18 DIRT! The Movie (2009, 86 mins)
DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. Narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis.
August 19 Urban Roots, (2011, 90 mins)
Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid and directed by Mark Mac-Innis, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
August 20 Food Fight (2008, 83 mins)
A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.