Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jul 29, 2017
10:30am
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Free All-Day Event!
EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Presented by the American Cinematheque, KCET, Link TV and DCEFF. Sponsored by Green Wish and Deadline.com.

This event is free with RSVP to:
KCET.org/earthfocus

Join us for this inaugural event featuring five acclaimed documentaries tackling the most important and relevant global environmental issues today. The full-day festival will also showcase “green” organizations in Los Angeles, with informational booths set up in the Egyptian courtyard.
Films include:

10:30 AM: WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST (1 hr. 26 min.)
From National Geographic Documentary Films, directed by Emmy® award-winner Marina 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. Introduction by actor Ed Begley Jr. (GHOSTBUSTERS, St. Elsewhere, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS). Discussion following the film with director Marina Zenovich, moderated by Maryanne Culpepper (Executive Director, DCEFF).

1:30 PM: RISE: SACRED WATER - STANDING ROCK (PART 1) followed by RISE: POISONED RIVER (total running time 1 hr. 34 min.)
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. 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. Introduction by actor/filmmaker Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul). Discussion following the film with Viceland's Rise host Sarain Fox, moderated by Chris Clarke (KCET contributor, California Desert Program Manager with the National Parks Conservation Association).

4:30 PM: TOMORROW (2 hours)
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. Introduction by actor/filmmaker Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon A Time, Murder in the First, Longmire). Discussion following the film with Ignacio Fernandez (Environmental Economist at Climate Resolve) and Eli A. Kaufman (Creative Director, River LA), moderated by Kim Spencer (Link TV Co-Founder).

7:30 PM: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (1 hr. 20 min.)
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. Introduction by actress Sharon Lawrence (Shameless, Queen Sugar, NYPD Blue). Discussion following the film with director Jared P. Scott, moderated by Deadline.com Senior Editor Dominic Patten.

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jul 29, 2017 • 10:30am
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