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LCE Film Festival

Announcing a Schedule Change!

Due to the University of Delaware's weather-related closure on Friday, March 6, we have modified the schedule for the Lights, Camera, EARTH! Environmental Film Festival.

There will be no movies shown Friday night at Mitchell Hall. Saturday's schedule will continue as advertised with the screening of King Corn at 4:00 p.m. and Dirty Business at 7:00, with the Q&A with special guest Jeff Goodell to follow.

On Sunday, March 8, we will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the showing of Breathing Earth, a film that was originally scheduled for Friday night and is unavailable for viewing by other means such as on demand or DVD rental. The remainder of Sunday's schedule will continue as planned, including Garbage Dreams at 4:00 p.m. and Bidder 70 at 7:00, followed by the winner of the student video competition.

Carbon Nation, which was originally scheduled to be shown on Friday afternoon at 4:00, has been dropped from the festival schedule, but we will be able to screen it on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in 004 Kirkbride Hall as part of the University's Earth Month celebration.

Lights, Camera, EARTH! Logo

The University of Delaware's Second Annual Environmental Film Festival

Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, 2015
Mitchell Hall — directions

Three days of unexpected laughs, stunning images, inspiring people, and provocative ideas

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Environmental Humanities Program
and the Delaware Environmental Institute


This year's festival tries to show the range of types of eco-documentaries today — ranging from the art film to the exposé, the immersive slice-of-life to the cheerleading call to action, the biography to the stunt film. Join us for one or all of these thought-provoking films!

Click on the links below to visit official film websites and view trailers. Running times (in minutes) are listed in parentheses. 

Friday, March 6

4:00 p.m. — Carbon Nation (82) — A climate change solutions movie that doesn't even care if you believe in climate change.
Discussion moderated by Ismat Shah, Materials Science and Engineering and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy.

7:00 p.m. — Breathing Earth (93) — A Japanese artist's moving dialogue with the wind.
Discussion moderated by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Art History

Saturday, March 7

4:00 p.m. — King Corn (90) — A story about the stuff we're really made of.
Discussion moderated by McKay Jenkins, English.

7:00 p.m. — Dirty Business, (90) — Can coal ever really be made clean? 
Jeff Goodell, who stars in the film and is the author of the book Big Coal on which the film is based, will be the guest speaker on Saturday night. Adam Rome, History and English, will moderate the discussion.

Sunday, March 8

4:00 p.m. — Garbage Dreams (83) — Three teenage boys born into the trash trade on the outskirts of Cairo.
Discussion moderated by Susan Strasser, recently retired Richards Chair of History.

7:00 p.m. — Bidder 70 (73) — This is what hope looks like.
Discussion moderated by Tom Powers, Philosophy and Director of the Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy

And presenting the winner of the DENIN Student Video Competition  — This year's theme is "A Personal Journey."

Admission to all films is free. No tickets or reservations needed.
This schedule may still be subject to change. Please check back to confirm showtimes before attending. There will be a five-minute introduction and approximately 30 minutes of discussion following each film. Doors will open 20 minutes before each screening. Please note that no food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.