PEFF Special Events Schedule


Wednesday, October 25


Sustainable

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2016 | 92 min.
Directed by Matt Wechsler

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. The film will be followed by a talk by NOFA-NJ Executive Director Adrian Hyde and local farmers.

6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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Monday, October 9


Chasing Coral

2017 | 91 min.
Directed by Jeff Orlowski; Produced by Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes

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Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. Enter Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, which created irrefutable, visual proof of the melting ice caps. Orlowski’s next project is similarly evidentiary and powerful. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves.

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Tuesday, October 3


Author Talk: Emmet Gowin

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Famed photographer Emmet Gowin has often addressed urgent concerns in his work. The arresting images of Mariposas Nocturnas extend this reach, as Gowin fosters awareness for a part of nature that is generally left unobserved and calls for a greater awareness of the biodiversity and value of the tropics as a universally shared natural treasure. An essay by Gowin provides a fascinating personal history of his work with biologists and introduces both the photographic and philosophical processes behind this extraordinary project. Emmet Gowin is emeritus professor of photography at Princeton University. His many books include Emmet Gowinand Changing the Earth. His photographs are in collections around the world, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tokyo Museum of Art

Co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books and Princeton University Press

6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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Friday, September 22


Author Talk: James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

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For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti’s stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains.
Co-sponsored by D&R Greenway Land Trust

7 p.m. at the D&R Greenway

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Thursday, July 27


Coral Reefs Go Live: What Makes Lionfish the Perfect Invader?

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Speaking through a live video feed, scientists from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute present a live and interactive program about the importance of corals and why we should be concerned that coral reefs are in decline around the world. Viewers will learn how scientists are restoring the reefs by growing and planting corals. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions including whether endangered corals can be grown in a laboratory, what makes the venomous lionfish the perfect invasive species, and what is it like to dive over a 6,000-foot drop.

6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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Tuesday, July 25


Coral Reefs Go Live: How to Grow Coral

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Speaking through a live video feed, scientists from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute present a live and interactive program about the importance of corals and why we should be concerned that coral reefs are in decline around the world. Viewers will learn how scientists are restoring the reefs by growing and planting corals. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions including whether endangered corals can be grown in a laboratory, what makes the venomous lionfish the perfect invasive species, and what is it like to dive over a 6,000-foot drop.

6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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Thursday, July 6


The Red Turtle

2016 | 81 min.
Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit

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Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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Wednesday, April 26


The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative

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Award-winning author Florence Williams takes us from forest trails in Korea to islands in Finland and eucalyptus groves in California in a presentation about the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain, mood, health, relationships, and creativity. This special event of the 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival is co-sponsored by the D&R Greenway Land Trust.

RSVP at 609-924-4646 or rsvp@drgreenway.org

7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Johnson Education Center,
D&R Greenway Land Trust

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Friday, April 14


Standing Rock From the Eyes of Three Filmmakers

Three filmmakers screen clips from their films-in-progress, followed by discussion.Featuring:
Heather Rae (producer) and Cody Lucich (director) of AKICITA
Julie Bridgham (director) of Here: Standing Rock

4:30 p.m. at McCormick 101, Princeton University

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