Community members are invited to enjoy 18 of the world’s most inspiring environmental films at the Evanston Ecology Center as part of the Evanston Environmental Association’s (EEA) Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year’s short films have something for everybody—from stories about ordinary people who risk their lives to protect the Earth, to a lighthearted history of bicycling, to a man’s poignant goodbye to his dog.
The EEA, the independent nonprofit organization that supports the Evanston Ecology Center, is the Chicago area’s sole presenter of selections from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the nation’s largest environmental film festival. The 2016 festival will showcase films over two evenings, Friday, February 5 and Friday, February 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Evanston Ecology Center, located at 2024 McCormick Blvd.
General admission is $7 each night. Individual EEA members are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets priced at $7. All other EEA membership types (Family, Contributing, Sustaining, Not-for-profit and Lifetime) are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets priced at $5 (a 28 percent discount).
Seating will be limited, so register and purchase tickets now at evanstonenvironment.org/filmfest.html, or call the Ecology Center, 847-448-8256, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
“Some of this year’s films will make you laugh, and some will make you cry—but all of them will inspire you,” EEA Board Secretary Karen Taira said. “These films are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things—even risking their lives—to protect the environment. We hope the Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires people to take action in their own communities.”
The films range in length from three to 23 minutes.