Climate Change & Sustainability Film Series

Sustainable Woodstock hosts a monthly free screening of films and documentaries focused on Climate Change and Sustainability. We do this as a way to foster—in a fun and relaxed environment—a broader awareness of the wide-ranging issues impacting our planet and our future. We often facilitate a panel discussion after the film to explore the issues presented and how we, as individuals and communities, can engage in becoming part of the solution. Sustainable Woodstock hosts this film series in collaboration with Pentangle Arts. Donations go to support Pentangle.

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Location

We screen these films at the Woodstock Town Hall theater. A historic theater with lofty ceilings, lots of seating a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. The Theater is located at 31 the Green Woodstock, VT.

Schedule

Screenings normally take place on the 4th Tuesday of the month, which some exceptions due to holidays or scheduling conflicts.

DVD Library

We have a selection of climate change films on DVD and Bluray. Contact us if you have an interest in borrowing films for educational screenings.

Upcoming Events:

WHAT: LOBSTER WAR Fight over the World’s Richest Fishing Ground
WHEN: Wed. Dec. 9th Film Starts at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Woodstock Town Hall Theater
LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature film about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

Join us before the film for some light appetizers and to meet the director of the film, David Abel. Stick around afterwards or a Q&A with the director!Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts Council. FREE. Donations go to support Pentangle. A suggested donation of $10.

The Agenda for the night is below;
5:00-6:00pm Meet and Greet with Director, David Abel. Drinks and Appetizers!
6:00-7:15pm Film Showing
7:15-7:45pm Q&A with the Director, David Abel

Title: Plastic Paradise
Date/Time: Tuesday Feb 26, 2019 6:00
Location: Woodstock Town Hall
Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/xf5JI0b1L7k
Description: Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

Join Pentangle Arts Council and Sustainable Woodstock for a monthly documentary film screening as part of our “Climate Change and Sustainability” series which usually takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free admittance. Recommended donation of $10. Proceeds go to support Pentangle.
 
Title: More Than Honey
Date/Time: Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall
Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/Wh_IRrBeu-0
Description: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located. Scientists have found a name for the phenomenon that matches its scale, “colony collapse disorder,”

Join Pentangle Arts Council and Sustainable Woodstock for a monthly documentary film screening as part of our “Climate Change and Sustainability” series which usually takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free admittance. Recommended donation of $10. Proceeds go to support Pentangle.
 

Title: Wasted: The Story of Food Waste
Date/Time: Tuesday April 23, 2019 6:00PM
Location: Woodstock Town Hall
Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/AcVNFJn7NgI
Description: WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

Join Pentangle Arts Council and Sustainable Woodstock for a monthly documentary film screening as part of our “Climate Change and Sustainability” series which usually takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free admittance. Recommended donation of $10. Proceeds go to support Pentangle.
 
Title: Surviving Progress
Presenter: N/A
Date/Time: Tuesday June 25th, 2019 6:00PM
Location: Woodstock Town Hall
Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/sDdhA_qCfYw
Description: Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired this film, reveals how civilizations are repeatedly destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. Primatologist Jane Goodall, author Margaret Atwood, and activists from the Congo, Canada, and USA — place their hope in our ingenuity and moral evolution.

Surviving Progress leaves us with a challenge: To prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end.

Join Pentangle Arts Council and Sustainable Woodstock for a monthly documentary film screening as part of our “Climate Change and Sustainability” series which usually takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free admittance. Recommended donation of $10. Proceeds go to support Pentangle.

Past Film Screenings

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