Upper Valley Climate Change & Sustainability Film Series

Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts Council host 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. The series is free and open to all. Donations are welcome.

(Left to Right) Brian Stroffolino, Sylvia Davatz, and Ruth Fleishman lead a post film panel discussion.


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.


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

Upcoming Films: 

The Need to Grow

 Jan. 28, 2020 6pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theater, 31 The Green Woodstock VT 05091

Description: The Need to Grow offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement- an 8 year- old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organizations- a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture- and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophes in the midst of developing a game- changing technology.


 The Messenger

Feb 25, 2020 6pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theater, 31 The Green Woodstock VT 05091

For thousands of years, humankind regarded songbirds as messengers from gods. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time.

Fantastic Fungi

March 26, 2020 6pm
At the Woodstock Town Hall Theater

A film about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Seen through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets, talking about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety.

Fantastic Fungi Day!


The event will screen in over 500 venues across the globe including a live simulcast with award-winning Director Louie Schwartzberg, renowned Mycologist Paul Stamets and other luminary special guests. Screening host cities include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Panama City, Mexico City, Vancouver, Toronto, Tokyo and Woodstock, VT!!!!!

Ice on Fire

April 28, 2020 6pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theater, 31 The Green Woodstock VT 05091

An eye-opening documentary that focuses on the many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis, Ice on Fire goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming.

The Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

May 26, 2020 6pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theater, 31 The Green Woodstock VT 05091

 Filmmaker James Redford embarks on journey into the dawn of the clean energy era. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

Ocean Warriors: Chasing the Thunder

June 23, 2020 6pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theater

A thrilling high seas adventure feature in which two marine conservation captains- from Sea Shepherd pursue a hundred day, 10,000-mile chase of the illegal poaching and pirate fishing vessel, The Thunder. Massive ice floes, storm-tossed seas, a near collision and violent clashes climax with evidence of The Thunder’s crimes buried in the South Atlantic.

Join us after the film for a discussion with internationally renowned ocean wildlife activist Paul Watson




The film Series is underwritten by:

Address: 429 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
Website: https://www.mascomabank.com/
Phone: (802) 457-9842

We are sponsored by:

Address: 738 West Woodstock Road, Woodstock, VT 05091-0481
Website: EllawayGroup.com
Phone: 802-457-1040

Address: 2174 Maxham Meadow Way #2b, Woodstock, VT 05091
Website: https://www.woodstockdentistry.com/
Phone: (802) 457-2922

Address: 15 Central St # 1, Woodstock, VT 05091
Website: http://unicornvt.com/
Phone: (802) 457-2480


Past Film Screenings

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