KCET's Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival 2018 Opening Night | KCET
KCET's Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival 2018 Opening Night
On Friday, April 20 from 6:30-10:30 pm, KCET kicked off the second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, L.A.’s only environmental film festival, with an exclusive screening of Abramorama’s "Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story" at Sony Studios’ classic Kim Novak Theatre followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Actress and environmentalist Maggie Q (Designated Survivor, Divergent, Nikita) hosted the opening night event. Guests on Friday night were welcomed with opening remarks from KCETLink Media Group’s Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis followed by introductions of the documentary from actress / filmmaker Ashley Bell and actress Maggie Q.
The event began with a green carpet reception attended by actor Dylan McDermott ("LA to Vegas," "Perks of Being a Wallflower," "The Practice"), actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste ("Training Day," "Blindspot," "Broadchurch"), Actress Reylynn Caster ("Me, Myself and I"), Actress Sara Rue ("A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Will & Grace"), activist and host Sarain Fox (Viceland’s "RISE," "Future History"), Actress Briana Evigan ("Step Up 2: The Streets," "Sorority Row"), Kat Kramer ("Little Fockers"), Actor Michael Nouri ("NCIS," "Flashdance"), former Anchor of KCET’s "SoCal Connected" Val Zavala, Hosts of KCET’s "Globe Trekker" Brianna Barnes and Zay Harding as well as many more.
The opening night film was followed by a post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Ashley Bell, Roddy Tabatabai and John Michael McCarthy, Executive Producer David Casselman as well as the film’s Sangdeaun Lek Chailert moderated by KCET Must See Movies host and Deadline chief film critic Pete Hammond.
View photos from the event below.
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