This Year’s Environmental Program Presents films that address compelling issues of our time such as climate change, land use, pollution abatement,and the powerful role individuals can play in halting environmental degradation.
Panel / Q&A – Dewey Thompson, Kate Zidar, Lisa Garrison, and filmmakers
Location – 67 West Street
6pm – Opening reception
7-8pm – Environmental Program, Part 1
8-9pm – Panel Discussion
Part I of the GFF program opens with North Brooklyn UpClose, a collection of shorts organized by Dewey Thompson, The North Brooklyn Boathouse & friends dealing with focus on North Brooklyn.
The Secret City: Dutch Kills (Robert DiMaio, 2012, 2 min)
Jens Rasmussen, Canoe Trip Leader for North Brooklyn Boat Club explores the hidden reaches of the Dutch Kills, an almost impassable tributary of the Newtown Creek.
Birth of a Boat Club (Robert DiMaio, 2012, 10 min)
Documents the combination of vision, volunteer effort and luck that propelled the North Brooklyn Boat Club from a vague longing into an active community organization and vital connection with our waterways.
East River Dolphin (Willis Elkins, 2013, 2 min)
Beautiful, mysterious and almost surreal actual footage of a dolphin swimming in the East River in the Spring of 2013.
Red Sky At Night (Dewey Thompson, 1993, 22 min)
Apocalyptic comedy about a young man and woman,paired in a canoe for a singles outing on the East River.
Into English Kills (Henry Sanchez, 2013, 7 mins)
A look into Newtown Creek’s “heart of darkness”
Newtown Creek Armada: English Kills Voyage (Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright, 2012, 7 mins)
A journey into the waters of the English Kills at the end of the Newtown Creek. The Newtown Creek Armada is a public art project to explore the past, present and future of a contaminated New York City waterway
The Paddler With A Glass Eye (Jens Rasmussen, 2013, 4 mins)
Google selected Jens to be one of the beta testers of its revolutionary “Google Glass” technology. This is a look at our waterways with one “eye” wide open.
After Party: Coco66