Elmhurst to Host One Earth Film Fest on March 3

February 25, 2019 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Elmhurst College and Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition will host a screening of the documentary Paris to Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 3, as part of the 2019 One Earth Film Festival.

With the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, citizens around the country are taking matters into their own hands. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh explores the social and economic impacts to climate change-fueled disasters, and celebrates how Americans are developing and demanding real solutions in the face of climate change.

The One Earth Film Festival presents compelling environmental films and programming to bring about an understanding of climate change, sustainability and the power of people, and to initiate positive actions for the planet. This is the fifth consecutive year Elmhurst Cool Cities and Elmhurst College will partner to showcase a film.

A question and answer period with environmental advocates will follow the film. In addition, representatives from Citizens Climate Lobby, ComEd, DuPage Clean Energy Coalition, Sierra Club River Prairie Group, and Elmhurst Cool Cities will share opportunities for local action on sustainability.

Paris to Pittsburgh will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in the Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall. Tickets for Paris to Pittsburgh are limited, and this movie is expected to sell out. To reserve in advance, visit the One Earth Film Festival website. Tickets for this and most other One Earth Festival films are free, with a recommended $8 per person contribution to support the festival.

In addition to Elmhurst, three other screenings of One Earth Film Festival movies are scheduled in DuPage and Kane counties.

  • Waubonsee Community College in Aurora will screen The Human Element at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 4.
  • College of DuPage will present The Superfood Chain at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; and Into the Okavango at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

One Earth Film Festival reaches audiences all over the Chicagoland region with screenings of 28 award-winning films at 60 locations around the city and in surrounding suburbs.

Elmhurst screening sponsors include: Bob Bacon, City of Elmhurst, The Conservation Foundation, Elmhurst Bicycle Club, Elmhurst Garden Club, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Toyota, Hauert Law Office, League of Women Voters-Elmhurst, Mehta Motors, Sierra Club River Prairie Group, Whitney Inc.

The full festival runs from March 1-10. For a full festival schedule of movies and events, visit the One Earth Film Festival website or their Facebook page.

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