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HIPPODROME STATE THEATRE Hippodrome State Theatre &


Educate, Enlighten & Entertain Join us for 10 days of the best in environmental feature films and documentaries, culminating in an Environmental Fair with music, art, entertainment, food, eco information booths and a free family film at the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza in Gainesville, Florida. The Festival is a not-for-profit event organized by The Hippodrome Theatre and

Event Highlights 18 Screenings of 5 Eco-Films

5 Eco-Film Opening Night Related Forums VIP Reception

Exclusive Gallery Events

Guided Nature Outings

WELCOME to the

First Annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival The Hippodrome Theatre and present 10 days of environmental education through films, art, an eco-fair and nature tours: a celebration of the beauty we all enjoy in our lovely North Florida home. Join us as we learn more about protecting this treasure that surrounds us through an array of exciting and interesting films and discussions with environmental experts who will guide us in transitioning to a healthier future. Our vision for the festival is to educate and entertain our community through music and art that champion the beauty of nature. With almost 65 percent of Alachua County’s 965 square miles comprised of wilderness dotted with scenic lakes, wetlands and trails, it is a delight for nature lovers of all ages. Join us on our final day of the festival and explore some of these areas with local experts and guides. Become part of the solution to create a sustainable community at our Eco-Fair and engage in our GoGreenNation Conservation Challenge to reduce your energy and water consumption, waste, and your exposure to toxic chemical contaminants. We believe that Gainesville has the potential to become the emerald jewel of Florida. Join us as we bring together our sustainable businesses, environmental organizations, government leaders and citizens to set the pace toward a sustainable future. Thank you for helping to create a healthy future for all. Festival Co-Directors: Shirley Lasseter, Director, Hippodrome Cinema, Trish Riley, Publisher, Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival 2010 www.GEFAF.ORG

RECYCLE YOUR PROGRAM When you’re done with your program,

please place it in the bin in the lobby for others to use.

F E S T I VA L H I G H L I G H T S • March 19 • March 19 - 25 • March 20 - 21 • March 19 - 28 • March 26 • March 27 • March 27 • March 28

Opening Night VIP Reception 18 screenings of 12 films 5 film-related discussion sessions Eco Gallery Show at the Hipp Art Walk at the Hipp, 7 - 10 pm Eco Fair at the Sun Center, 2 - 9 pm Free outdoor film screening at the Sun Center, dusk Nature outings with local professional tour guides

ALL EVENTS ARE AT THE HIPPODROME 25 Southeast 2nd Place, Gainesville, Florida Tickets:,, Hipp Box Office or 352.375.4477 VIP FESTIVAL PASS: For $50.00 enjoy all films and the VIP Reception Saturday Celebration, March 27th: Eco Fair and Free Film Celebrate, enjoy and learn at the Eco Fair. Meet dozens of organizations, groups and vendors while being entertained by a variety of performers at the outdoor Sun Center around the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville. The fair will feature special activities and demonstrations and activities for all ages. Meet with area organizations to learn about local projects and how to get involved in solving environmental issues. From 1:00 - 4:00 pm, the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic equipment. Make a point to stay late and join us at dusk for a free outdoor showing of the beautiful family-friendly environmental film, Home, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Hippodrome Art Gallery Exhibit, March 19 - 28 & ArtWalk, March 26 The Hippodrome Gallery features special exhibits of environmentally themed art during the Festival week. Don’t miss the eco-focus of exhibits at many downtown art venues during ArtWalk, 7 - 10 pm on Friday, March 26. Learning Opportunities We have coordinated with local organizations and agencies to provide discussions after film showings throughout the week. Learn about ongoing projects and how you can get involved in the issues that interest and concern you. Topics include best green practices, local green opportunities, and using environmentally sustainable practices in our daily lives. Exploring Our Natural Resources, March 28 Alachua County and the greater Gainesville area are rich with natural beauty and protected areas. Outdoor specialists have planned activities and outings on Sunday, March 28 to introduce participants of every age to the wealth of natural resources in our community. We hope to inspire stewardship and a desire to help protect the quality and endurance of our wilderness, waterways and open spaces. View the activity list and sign up online at <> or email us at <>


to the following for their generous support

Alachua Conservation Trust Alachua County Alachua County Audubon Alachua County Tourist Development Council Capital City Bank Cedar Lakes Ranch Dharma Endowment Foundation Drops And Watts Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eden Friends of Paynes Prairie Gainesville Regional Utilities Goodwin Heartpine Co. Cheryl LaMay, M.D. Pride Community Center of North Central Florida Primary Color, Advertising Design Pure Energy Solar International, Inc. Putnam Land Conservancy Shands HealthCare Springfield Law, P.A., Environmental and Land Use Law and Mediation: Jennifer Springfield and Emory Springfield Sustainable Alachua County Suwannee - St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sierra Club Tommy Williams Homes UF Office of Sustainability United Nations Association of USA, Gainesville Chapter U.S. Green Building Council, Heart of Florida Chapter Veg4Life VIP Reception at The Hippodrome Friday, March 19 from 5:00 to 6:45 pm

VIP Festival Pass Holders and Special Guests celebrate the First Annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival with a red-carpet opening reception of the Festival.

“Addicted to Plastic”

“Age of Stupid”

No ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. Addicted To Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there’s so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. Filmmakers: Ian Connacher and Gad Reichman. 1 hr 25 min.

The Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? 1 hr 32 min.

“A Chemical Reaction”

Director Brett Plymale tells the story of the town of Hudson which stood up to some of the most powerful chemical companies in North America in a court case to ban the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. The movie demonstrates the power of community action and shows how a small group of people can overcome the odds to effect change. 1 hr.

“A Community Solution: Cuba is the only country that has faced How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” the massive reduction in fossil fuel

availability. The film documents the struggles and creative solutions of the Cuban people as they faced a life without oil. Directed by Faith Morgan for Community Solutions. 53 min.

“Dirt” “Floods, drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.” Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow tell the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility - from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. 1 hr. 25 min.

“End of the Line”

Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world. Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. David Murray is the director of this first major documentary on overfishing. 1 hr.

“The Greening of Southie”

Ian Cheny and Curt Ellis use innovative animation and music by Force Theory to tell the funny and poignant story of the challenges facing the union teams that constructed the revolutionary green buildings of tomorrow in today’s South Boston. 1 hr 13 min.


Director Yann Arthus Bertrand brings us film footage of over fifty countries, as seen from the air, to inspire wonder and concern for our home, this planet.

environment education economy

YOUR VOICE for Florida’s future Eighth grade students at Fort White Middle School are filming the Ichetucknee River to create the first virtual tour of any Florida state park. They are part of a Florida’s Eden program that is pioneering a new model for education. As students learn about the habitat of the river, they’re also developing their own voice as advocates for the environment that is now their classroom. But they need your help to speak up for Florida’s future. Florida’s Eden is a non-partisan citizen organization that emphasizes common sense solutions that are regional, comprehensive and practical. We all want a meaningful education system, clean water, and viable main street businesses. Florida’s Eden programs focus on these three areas, bringing together what we call the “Three E’s”: environment, education, economy. It is hard to keep track of the many dedicated people and programs working for Florida’s future, and to integrate the environmental, educational and economic pieces of the puzzle. Florida’s Eden brings experts and citizens together, partners with organizations and communicates solutions to the public. Become one of the Thousand Voices for Florida’s Future. Together we can communicate with clout, common sense and courage. Add your support by visiting our website, or giving us a call at 352.377.0777.


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FILM SCREENINGS at the Hippodrome

PANELS & DISCUSSIONS following film screenings ALL EVENTS ARE AT THE HIPPODROME 25 Southeast 2nd Place, Gainesville, Florida

Friday, March 19

Tickets:,, Hipp Box Office or 352.375.4477 VIP FESTIVAL PASS: For $50.00 enjoy all films and the VIP Reception

5:00 – 6:45 pm VIP Reception 7:00 pm “Age of Stupid” 9:00 pm “End of the Line” Saturday, March 20 Noon

“End of the Line”

3:00 pm

“Age of Stupid”

6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Panel on Water Issues

Panel on Energy “Greening of Southie” Panel on Green Building “Addicted to Plastic”

Sunday, March 21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

“Dirt” Panel on Protecting Our Soil and Food Supply “Addicted to Plastic” Panel on Local Solutions

5:00 pm

“End of the Line”

7:00 pm

“A Community Solution”

Monday, March 22: World Water Day 6:00 pm

Water Tasting Contest

6:30 pm

“The River Returns” presented by Wes Skiles

8:00 pm

Water Shorts: “The Phosphate Dilemma,” “Born Sweet,” “Gimme Green” 1 hour

Tuesday, March 23

Q & A with directors Carter Lord (Phosphate Dilemma) and Eric Flagg (Gimme Green)

7:00 pm

“Addicted to Plastic”

Panel on Plastic and Waste Solutions

9:00 pm

“Age of Stupid”

Wednesday, March 24

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Local Foods Potluck - bring a dish to share

6:30 pm

“A Chemical Reaction” Skype with Paul Tukey, director Discussion on Reducing Your Chemical Exposure

8:10 pm

“A Life Connected” and

8:25 pm

“What’s Organic about Organic?”

Thursday, March 25

Discussion with Shelley Rogers (director) and Marty Mesh (co-producer), plus J.C. Corcoran of Veg4Life

6:30 pm 7:30 pm

8:00 pm Friday, March 26:

Wild Edible Tastes and Q & A with John Moran “Numen: the Nature of Plants”

Hippodrome Art Gallery and Art Walk 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Saturday, March 27: Dusk Sunday, March 28:

Green Shorts Compilation, 1 hour

Eco-Fair 1:00 - 9:00 pm, Sun Center “Home” — Free Screening Outdoors at the Sun Center

Exploring Our Natural Resources, see website to sign up

“A Life Connected”

This 12-minute film from Non-Violence United promotes a vegan diet as a path toward healing the relationship between animals and humans.

“Numen: the Nature of Plants” People are increasingly aware of

the origins of their food and the effects of chemicals in agriculture. Numen brings the same analysis to our healthcare system, providing both a sobering view and a vision of safe, effective and sustainable medicine.Filmmakers: Terrance Youk and Ann Armbrecht, 1 hr 35 min.

“The River Returns”

Wes Skiles and Jill Heinerth produced this Karst Productions film as part of the Water’s Journey series on the great waterways of Florida and the world. The film documents the St. Johns River quite literally from all angles as scientists and the filmmakers explore the river by houseboat, skim its surface by kayak, fly above it inflatable boats, and dive deep into its underwater caves. 1 hr.

“What’s Organic about Organic?” What happens when a grassroots

agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. From farm fields to government meetings to industry trade shows, director Shelley Rogers shows us the hidden costs of conventional agriculture. We also see how our health, the health of our planet, and the agricultural needs of our society are all intimately connected. 59 min.

Water Shorts combined run time: 1 hr. “Born Sweet”

Cynthia Wade’s newest short documentary stars a boy who comes of age in rural Cambodia while struggling with arsenic poisoning and dreaming of becoming a karaoke star.

“Gimme Green” Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg produced their award-

winning film while at UF’s Documentary Film Institute. From the limitless subdivisions of Florida to sod farms in the arid southwest, Gimme Green offers both humor and insight into America’s obsession with the nation’s largest irrigated crop -- the lawn.

“The Phosphate Dilemma” Essential viewing

for those who care about the Floridan environment, Florida filmmaker Carter Lord highlights the irreversible environmental and economic destruction that follows phosphate mining in southern Florida.

Good Luck & Congratulations on the First Annual Gainesville Environmental Film & Arts Festival! Kanapaha Realty is excited to participate in this inaugural event. Our Realtors have always taken an environmentally sensitive approach to how we do real estate:

• Concentrating on tools that reduce our Professional carbon foot print by using our “Text For Info” systems rather than traditional information flyers, • Instant information on single property websites and virtual tours, • Utilizing industry specific tools such as ‘Transaction Desk” to reduce the amount of paper used in every sale • Providing clients with affordable means to reduce their own carbon footprint while maintaining lifestyle comforts.

We look forward to participating with the Festival by providing

GreenHome Tours in Gainesville’s Greenest Community, Brytan. Pop by any time from 11am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday; Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. We will have five homes that meet EFL certification and LEED Certification for you to tour.

KANAPAHA REALTY 352.373.3036 Mona Bugdal, Realtor, 352.219.7653 Kyle Budgal, Realtor, GRI, 352.219.5370 Bomsa Daamgard, Realtor, Realtor TRC, 352.373.3036 Michelle Florence, Realtor GRI, 352.665.3309 Carlos Recalde, Broker Associate, 352.281.2659

THANK YOU It has been an invigorating and challenging several months working to build the foundation for the first Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival. It has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams thanks to so many individuals who lent us their support. We feel that the whole community has reached out to help make the festival a reality – so we hope that everyone will take a pat on the back for helping in so many ways. Many thanks go out beyond this list. Please accept our gratitude for your ideas and the hours you’ve spent working with us. In particular, the following people have pitched in their time and resources in outstanding ways: Murial Akamatsu Mary Alford Mike Amish Chris Bird Bret Bostock Mona Bugdal Kathy Cantwell Danny Casales Miranda Castro Janet Davies Rocky Draud Joni Ellis Lorelei Esser Chris Fillie

Jason Fults Julie Garrett Mary Hausch Lani Hollander Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson Jorge Ibanez Burt Kempner Alisha Kinman David Kofahl Ted La Combe Nancy Lasseter Lori Lazarus Wes Lindberg Todd Louis Thanks to everyone in Green Drinks Gainesville

Chris Machen Susan Marynowski Robert Matrone Sean McLendon David Montgomery Tina Mullen Warren Oakes Brooke Perry Anna Prizzia Marcia Rapczak Mark Sexton Stewart Thomas Tunhi Vo Nick Williams

And thanks to these and the many others who have volunteered in countless ways! Lars Anderson Bill Halback Whitey Markle Brack Barker Lola Haskins Darlene McElwee Francis Bousho Carter Lord Penny Niemann Woody Blue Lizzie Lozano Erin Rauch Dale Crider Branka Korvic Dan Rountree Cathy DeWitt Faith McCollum Mark Smith Mary Dirr John Moran Darren Willis Laurie Douglass Nicole Wulff Thanks to these businesses which have provided support for the Film Festival: Harold’s Frame Shop Dragonfly Graphics Blue Oven Kitchen Neutral Gator Elca Solutions Boca Fiesta Satchel’s Pizza Florida Organic Growers Citizen’s Co-Op Flour Pot Bakery Conservation Burial, Inc. Studio Syndicate

For Alachua County Government, every day is Earth Day. For information about Alachua County’s Environmental Protection Programs, call 352-264-6800.

For information about Alachua County’s Sustainability Programs, call 352-548-3765.

Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival  
Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival  

Gainesville's premier environmental film and arts festival, March 2010, presented by and the Hippodrome State Theatre