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Film series kicks off with Yes Men Oct. 12

Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 7:00.

Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 W. First Street, Port Angeles

$5.00 suggested donation

Olympic Climate Action, in conjunction with the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, kick off an occasional film series with The Yes Men are Revolting, a comedic romp through the dark side of corporate culture, 7 PM Oct. 12 at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center.

The Yes Men are notorious activists who stage outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.  Armed with nothing but quick wits and thrift store suits, the Yes Men lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world.

Yes Men films have received numerous international awards, including the United Nations Association Film Festival Grand Jury Award, Best Documentary Award at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, and the Audience Award at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.

In this movie, their third, the Yes Men take on their biggest challenge:  climate change, with their usual mix of pranks and a good deal of introspection.  Underlying all the mirth is the pathos of trying to make a difference before it’s too late.

Who said that a political film can’t be sweet, too? In its grandest triumph, “The Yes Men Are Revolting” is an activist doc inspired by more than just its topical issues.”

Roger Ebert

Admission is by donation ($5 suggested).  Snacks will be available at 6:30, and movie time starts at 7:00, beginning with a couple of light-hearted shorts.  Families are welcome.

Environmental films showing at Peninsula College

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

Thursday, March 5:  2 p.m., Peninsula College Longhouse.  Free.

Derrick Evans, the hero of this film, will be here from Boston to present the film and lead a discussion.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

Double-feature on food and farming

Friday, March 6:  7 p.m., Maier Performance Hall.  $5 donations are encouraged.

Panel discussion after the films led by local area farmers; all proceeds will be donated to co-sponsor, the Port Angeles Food Bank.

The New Green Giants,  47 minutes.  Directed by Ted Remerowski (2013).

This documentary looks at some of the bigger questions surrounding organic food. Is it really healthier? Is it truly organic? Is it possible to grow from a mom-and-pop operation to become a huge supplier of major grocery chains? Is it actually sustainable? Is it realistic to think the world can be fed organically? The New Green Giants reveals the complex and controversial world of today’s organic food industry.

Also playing:  Big or Small? 29 minutes.  Directed by Alex Gabbay (2012).

Economies of scale suggests that bigger is better when it comes to feeding a hungry planet.  But there is a price to “big” that’s not factored in at the checkout counter and, as a consequence, a “small farmer” revolution is unfolding in many rich countries including the US. What’s the best method of growing food for a hungry population of 9.5 billion people? Big, or small?

“Disruption” to screen Sept. 7

Olympic Climate Action will screen 350.org’s newest film, Disruption, which weaves together political intrigue, mind-blowing science, and an insider’s view of the largest climate mobilization in history:  the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21 and solidarity actions being taken all around the world. It’s got some folks you might find familiar (Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Van Jones), and also brings some fresh faces and powerful new stories to the fore.

The screening will be at the Port Angeles Library on Sunday. Sept. 7, at 5:30 pm, directly following a meeting of Olympic Climate Action from 3-5 in the same room.  You are invited to attend both.

OCA is planning People’s Climate March solidarity actions on Sept. 20 in both Port Angeles and Sequim, and our Port Townsend colleagues are also planning an action–see our Actions page for details.

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“Momenta” explores the coal-train boom

Momenta will be shown at Peninsula College’s “Magic of Cinema”

Friday, April 25, 2014 – 7:00pm – Maier Performance Hall

$5 general admission; free to students with student IDs

A Pacific Northwest coal project is threatening the global environment on a scale greater than the Keystone Pipeline, but most people have never heard of it. Momenta is a documentary film project that shares the story of the people living along the coal export trail and the project’s global environmental implications.  Co-sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation’s Olympic Peninsula Chapter. 40 minutes. Directed by Andy Miller and Robin Moore (2014).

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OCA to screen “Years of Living Dangerously”

First episode in blockbuster new series on climate change

Olympic Climate Action and the Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center are co-sponsoring a local showing of the first episode of Years of Living Dangerously, followed by a live video chat with some of the series’ stars and producers, and a special message from Oscar winner James Cameron.  The event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center, First and Peabody Streets in Port Angeles.  Doors will open at 3:30.  Climate-change reading material will be available.  Donations gratefully accepted.

Years of Living Dangerously takes viewers directly to the heart of the climate change story in an awe-inspiring and cinematic new documentary series produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, combining the blockbuster storytelling styles of Hollywood’s top movie makers with the reporting expertise of 60 Minutes’ Joel Bach and David Gelber, to reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism as the race to save the planet heats up.  Correspondents include Lesley Stahl, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Thomas L. Friedman, and Chris Hayes.

This first episode is available here:

You can follow the series on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.