We're ready to roll...out the green carpet

Kick-off day has arrived


Greetings, sponsors, filmmakers and all friends of the environment.

Welcome to the opening weekend of the 6th Annual One Earth Film Festival. Tonight's Green Carpet Gala marks the official start of this year's nine-day festival. It's our hope that what you'll see and hear over the coming days will enlighten, inspire and move you to take positive action for our environment.

We invite you to browse the
program guide to find screening descriptions and times, then book reservations for programs of interest. The Festival is presenting 30 films in 47 screening events at 39 locations throughout Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs, as well as in DuPage, Lake and Kane Counties. Many screenings feature Q&As with filmmakers, local experts and resources from relevant organizations.

Most screenings are free, with a suggested donation of $6 per film. 

These programs have SOLD OUT:

  • "Minimalism," Good Earth Greenhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday 3/4
  • "Time to Choose," Elmhurst College at 1 p.m. Sunday 3/5
  • "Sonic Sea," Institute of Cultural Affairs at 7 p.m. Thursday 3/9
  • "A Plastic Ocean," Chicago Cultural Center 3 p.m. Saturday 3/11

Photos above are scenes from last night's packed pre-event screening of "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change" at Dominican University in River Forest.

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park
Admission $6

Meet filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman this weekend

To make the documentary “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home,” Catherine Zimmerman and her film crew traveled the country to profile individuals and groups making an ecological difference by using native plants, helping heal the Earth one yard at a time. 
One of the stories is set in Lake County, where Zimmerman interviewed Vicky and George Ranney about the Prairie Crossing conservation community in Grayslake.

Read our Q&A with Zimmerman

Zimmerman will participate in four screening events 
between Saturday and Monday. 

Read Festival Blog
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