"Earth Cinema" is an ongoing drop-in class sponsored by the Green Team featuring "green" movies. It is usually held at 7 PM in the Library on 3rd Saturdays, but schedule is subject to change. Please check back often or email
(You may be interested in the 5 PM Potluck and Transition Orlando meetings as well. Green Team hosts this group at our church on the same night.)
Jan 15, 2010
No Impact Man
Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year.
It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, busses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.
No problem – at least for Colin – but he and his family live in Manhattan. So when his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the fray, the No Impact Project has an unforeseen impact of its own.
Feb 19, 2011
Lost In Palm Oil (43 Min)
Indonesia’s rainforests are being destroyed and rapidly replaced by palm oil plantations for use in bio-fuel. Exposing the new industry’s devastating effects on the local population and global ecosystem, this film informs us that we need to be precautious in developing alternatives to fossil fuels.
Bonus Shorts: A Sustainable Star (20 min) , The Legacy of Exxon Valdez (14 min) , Birth of Movement (9 min)
March 19, 2011
Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization (82 min)
The car has been the embodiment of the Western dream for years, but with more than 250 million cars and trucks on the road we have now become slaves to this freedom. How can we reverse the ravages of the suburban sprawl? As global competition for energy resources continues with China and India raising the stakes of the energy crisis, it becomes increasingly important to re-examine our energy policies… from energy sources, to city planning, and public transportation.
April 16, 2011
Back to the Garden (70 min)
In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed & interviewed a group of back-to-the-land ”hippies”—living off-grid, insulated from mainstream culture. In 2006, he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ utopian plans and dreams. This film captures a time-lapse view of these back-to-the-landers and shows that what seemed a fringe movement of extremes in the 60’s was actually a prescient foretelling of the green revolution.
Bonus Short: A Circle and Three Lines. (10 Min)
May 21, 2011
Who Killed the Electric Car? (92 min)
It begins with a solemn funeral…for a car. By the end of Chris Paine's lively and informative documentary, the idea doesn't seem quite so strange. As narrator Martin Sheen notes, "They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline." Paine proceeds to show how this unique vehicle came into being and why General Motors ended up reclaiming its once-prized creation less than a decade later.
Our Daily Bread
Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming. To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting in the places where food is produced: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes, and bizarre sounds a cool, industrial environment that leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops, and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system, which provides our society's standard of living.
Our Daily Bread is a wide-screen tableau of a feast that isn't always easy to digest and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.