2017 Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival: Tickets and Information

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The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Sat., July 29 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Hollywood’s iconic Egyptian Theatre in partnership with American Cinematheque and sponsors that include Green Wish, a grassroots nonprofit that helps other local nonprofit green organizations fund projects for their communities, and Deadline.com, the official media sponsor for the festival (See our Partners and Sponsors page for more information). Celebrity environmental activists that include Ed Begley Jr., Sharon LawrenceRaphael Sbarge and Patrick Fabian will introduce each film that will be followed by post-screening dialogues with the filmmakers. The full-day festival will also showcase green organizations in Los Angeles including Heal The Bay, River LA, Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Sierra Club among others, with booths set up on the plaza of the Egyptian Theatre offering important environmental educational information to attendees.

Online ticket reservations for Saturday's EARTH FOCUS Environmental Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre are no longer available, but free Tickets will be available at the door starting at 10:00 a.m., though you may need to wait in a standby line until space is determined. Please plan to be at the check-in table no later than 15 minutes before the start of the film you would like to see to reserve your tickets.

Film Schedule

10 a.m.: Opening event in Egyptian Theatre plaza with booths from organizations Heal The Bay, River LA, Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Sierra Club among others.

“Water & Power: A California Heist” 10:30 a.m. (1 hr. 26 min.) 

Introduction by actor Ed Begley Jr. (Green Wish Founding Member) / Q&A with Director Marina Zenovich ("Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired") and Jay Famiglietti (Water Scientist with NASA/JPL and UC Irvine). Moderated by Maryanne Culpepper (Executive Director, DCEFF). 

"Water & Power: A California Heist" Trailer

From National Geographic Documentary Films, directed by Emmy® award-winner Zenovich and executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney and Jigsaw Productions, the film unfolds like a real-life version of the 1974 film noir “Chinatown,” uncovering the ruthless exploits of California’s notorious water barons, who profit off the state’s resources while everyday citizens endure a debilitating water crisis.

“RISE: Sacred Water - Standing Rock (Part 1)” followed by “RISE: Poisoned River” 1:30 p.m. (Total Running Time 1 hr. 34 min.)

Introduction by actor/filmmaker Patrick Fabian (Friend of Green Wish) / Q&A with Viceland's "Rise" host Sarain Fox. Moderated by Chris Clarke (KCET contributor, California Desert Program Manager with the National Parks Conservation Association). 

"Sacred Water"
Still from “RISE: Sacred Water (Part 1)” | Raphael Sbarge

“Sacred Water” examines the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which became worldwide news as the largest gathering of indigenous people in more than a century who came together to protect the area’s water. While “Poisoned River” follows Brazil's Krenak People who are struggling to survive in the wake of a massive toxic spill that has contaminated their drinking water, hunting grounds and culture.

Tomorrow” 4:30 p.m. (Total Running Time 2 hours) 

Introduction by actor/filmmaker Raphael Sbarge (Green Wish Founder). Moderated by Kim Spencer (Link TV Co-Founder).

"Tomorrow" Trailer

Not just a film, but the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

The Age of Consequences” 7:30 p.m. (1 hr. 20 min.)

Introduction by actress Sharon Lawrence (Green Wish Founding Member) / Q&A with Director Jared P. Scott ("Requiem for the American Dream"). 

"The Age of Consequences" Trailer | PF Pictures

This documentary film investigates the impact of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security and global stability. Interviews with distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans reveal how climate change stressors – water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and sea level rise – function as catalysts for conflict in volatile parts of the world.

Additional Information

Grauman's Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Metered street parking is available as well as paid parking lots off of Las Palmas. The Egyptian does not validate for the Hollywood & Highland complex parking lot or any other parking lot in the area. The Egyptian is a very short walk east from the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station (Red Line). Please bring your Metro or Tap Card to receive a special giveaway item from KCET. 

All films are unrated and there is no age limit for any of the films featured in the Earth Focus Environmental Film festival. It's a good idea to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start of the film. Admission is on a per film basis only.

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