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Boston Environmental Film Festival (BEFF)
4 Venues Across Downtown Boston: Goethe, Atlantic Wharf, Castle Square, Navy Yd
Boston, MA
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Boston Environmental Film Festival (BEFF)
The 6th annual Boston Environmental Film festival (BEFF) is a one-day film festival on MAY 18, 2014 presenting documentaries paired with shorts that investigate the challenges, the solutions, the activist stories, and the sheer beauty of our planet. BEFF is presented by the non-profit "e" inc.

                      THE VENUES
BEFF films are at four venues around downtown Boston:

1. Goethe Institute Boston 170 Beacon Street(street pkg.)
2. Atlantic Wharf 290 Congress Street (pkg. lot)
3. Castle Square Community Building 464 Tremont Street    
      (street pkg.)
4. Charlestown Navy Yard Bldg. #114 @ 114 16th Street
       (pkg. lot)

Note: ALL SITES CAN BE EASILY REACHED BY PUBLIC TRANSIT - MBTA TRAINS, COMMUTER TRAIN, BUSES.

Note: Navy Yard: take MBTA to North Station & go upstairs to get the Partners Healthcare Shuttle to the Navy Yard. Shuttle comes every half hour on Sunday May 18.

                      THE TIMES
On May 18, 2014, films will be shown in Two Sessions:
Session One -- 11:00 to 1:00
Session Two -- 2:30 to 4:30

                      THE FORMAT
All showings will have several short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival national tour followed by a documentary on one of 8 topics: from Fighting Fracking in Poland and Saving Elephants in Kenya to City Rooftop Farms across the country and considering the extinction of a species in the 20th Century.

                      THE FILMS

                   11:00 AM Showings:
1.  The Human Experiment - Building 114: The Navy Yard
2.  Growing Cities - The Goethe Institute
3.  Symphony of the Soil - Castle Square Community Center
4.  Drill Baby Drill -- Atlantic Wharf

                   2:30 PM Showings
1.  Extreme Realities - Building 114: The Navy Yard
2.  From a Billion to None - The Goethe Institute
3.  Trashed - Castle Square Community Center
4.  White Gold (Elephants) and Ocean Frontiers II

                      SPEAKERS
Many Showings will have either a Guest Speaker, or a Panel of Experts and some will even have action opportunities.  For guest bios visit www.e-action.us and tab the festival page. Confirmed guests are:

                      AM SPEAKERS:
Growing Cities: Kristen Mobilia (Fenway Victory Garden), Courtney Hennessey (Higher Ground Farm), Nicola Williams (Sustainable Biz Network volunteer leader).
 
Drill Baby Drill: Sue Reid (CLF), John Rumpler(Environment America ) & John Koplos (Cadmus Group).

Human Experiment: Kate Anderson (Beyond Benign), Richard Clapp (B.U. School of Public Health), Molly Jacobs (Lowell Center for Sustainable Production).


                      PM SPEAKERS:                      
Extreme Realities: Environment  Commissioner Nancy Girard

From a Billion to None: TBD

White Gold: Simon Trevor,Filmmaker, African Filmmakers Society.

                        SITE TOURS
Tours of the "e" inc. Environment Science Discovery & Action Museum at Bldg. 114 will be given at: 10,1,2,& 4:30

                        FILM BIOS
Please see website for trailers and film descriptors:
www.bostonenvironmentalfilmfest.com

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4 Venues Across Downtown Boston: Goethe, Atlantic Wharf, Castle Square, Navy Yd (View)
170 Beacon St, 249 Congress St, 464 Tremont St, 114 16th St
Boston, MA 02116-02129
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Premiers
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 15
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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