EarthFilm Festival on Sunday, April 18

EARTHWEEK events kick off in Jackson Hole on Sunday, April 18, with the first-ever EarthFilm Festival at the Center for the Arts. This FREE day-long community event is hosted by the Wildlife Film Festival, Jackson Whole Grocer, JH Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) and the Center for the Arts, and will run from noon to 7 pm with screenings, live performances and presentations throughout the day.

Films, speakers and performances will be presented in three program blocs. The first program bloc (12-2 pm) targets families, the second (2-4 pm) focuses directly on one-use plastics and the third (4-7 pm) on local sustainability.

The day will include the direct participation of over ten local organizations. A full schedule will be released next week, but current highlights include:

  • Teton Gravity Research will screen its recently released film “GENERATIONS.”
  • Dancers Workshop will perform an original “Recycling/Plastics” inspired piece.
  • RRR will premiere “ONE LESS BOTTLE.”
  • Ed Domer and the JHME Percussion Ensemble will perform original music on recycled five-gallon plastic buckets.
  • David Gonzales will premiere his new “KILLER BEETLE” shorts.
  • Teton Mud Pots (Art Association) will sell bowls they have made for reduced-price soups.
  • Art Association will offer “recycled” arts projects for kids.
  • New award-winning film “Bag IT” with cinematographer Leigh Reagan.
  • Local conservation groups will have information tables in the Center lobby.
  • Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project will give an update on its progress and goals.

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Please help us kickoff the 2010 Earth Week events with a full day of films, performances and discussions on April 18th at the Center for the Arts.  EarthFilm is a FREE arts festival promoting local environmental initiatives. We are open to additional programming ideas as the line-up is still coming together but highlights are listed below.  Please contact JHWFF (307.733.7016) if you want to be part of this community celebration as a sponsor and/or participant.

  • Eileen Prugh, JHWFF Community Outreach & Development Director

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