Feel like catching a good flick? Check out the film events happening in April and May at Audubon Greenwich. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or via voicemail at 203-869-5272 x239.
Friday, April 5
Birders: The Central Park Effect
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. The spectacular wildlife footage captures the Park’s bird life mostly goes by unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit America's most famous park each year. (61 min.) Event & film details on website. Receptions at 6:00 pm. Film at 7:15 pm. $15/adult & $5/under 21.
Friday, April 12
Seeds of Freedom & Genetic Roulette
Two films and guest speakers about the GMO foods issues at hand
6:00-9:00 pm @ Audubon Greenwich
The GMO-free and GMO-labeling movements are active nationwide and are determined to regain a healthy, sustainable food system in the US. Join us for an evening of food, film & thought-provoking discussion with experts and advocates who are working to enable positive change. Includes Q&A. (Note: This event was scheduled for dates in Feb. & March but canceled due to unforeseen circumstances – weather and water damage)
- ‘Seeds of Freedom’ seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. (30 min.)
- ‘Genetic Roulette’ exposes never-seen-before-evidence that points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. (85 min.)
- Analiese Paik ~ Empowering Consumers to Choose Non-GMO: Since GMOs are not labeled yet, consumers need a holistic framework, along with some simple tools, for determining which products are GMOs and which aren’t. Analiese Paik, founder of Fairfield Green Food Guide and a board member of Slow Food Metro North, will explain the best ways to identify and avoid GMOs when shopping and dining.
- Representative Fred Camillo ~ GMO Legislative Update: 50 other countries have federal labeling laws; why not the US? What are the prospects for a GMO labeling bill in CT? Our special guest speaker, CT Representative Fred Camillo, will comment on last year’s efforts in Hartford, take questions from the audience, and outline what is needed in Connecticut to get a GMO labeling passed.
Space limited & RSVP is required. Wine & Cheese Reception with eco-friendly exhibitors start at 6:00 PM. $15/adult & $5/under 21. Most suitable for adults but interested youth are welcome.
Hummingbirds are the only birds able to hover, fly backwards, and upside down. To fuel their acrobatics, they are constantly in search of nectar-rich flowers. To promote hummingbird-friendly native plant gardening, Geoff LeBaron, Director of the Christmas Bird Count, will introduce Audubon’s new Hummingbirds @Home initiative and screen the NATURE documentary film, ‘Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air’. Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 youth. Nature Store Sale & Reception from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Friday, May 24
Last Call At The Oasis: Water
Water - the earth's most valuable resource. Countless living things need it to survive but it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough clean water to sustain our planet. From Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu, this film sheds light on the vital role water plays and it introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutionary solutions. Event & film details on website. Receptions at 6:00 pm. Film at 7:15 pm. $15/adult & $5/under 21.