Kent Stage hosts film festival for Earth Day

Rachel Hagenbaugh

Film Schedule

Thursday, April 21

7 p.m.

“The Vanishing of the Bees”

North Water Street Gallery

Friday, April 22

5 p.m.

Free locally grown food catered by Totally Cooked Catering with help from Lucky Penny Creamery

6 to 7 p.m.

Short Eco Film for Kids

7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Film “Turtle: The Incredible Journey” by Nick Stringer

9 to 12 a.m.

Film “Avatar” by James Cameron

The fifth annual “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival continues Thursday and Friday.

Jeff Ingram, executive director of the Standing Rock and Cultural Arts and producer of the Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival, said this festival is modeled similar to one in Washington D.C.

“There’s a lot of need for environmental education, and people are visual learners,” Ingram said.

In the past, the film festival was moderately popular, Ingram said. This year the blockbuster film “Avatar” will be showing at the Kent Stage at 9 p.m.

The films that will be showed at the Kent Stage will be solar powered. A projector will be plugged into a cord that runs from the stage to a trailer that will have solar panels to charge batteries to run power to the projector.

Before the showing of “Avatar,” the festival will host a free reception featuring locally grown foods catered by Totally Cooked Catering with support of the Lucky Penny Creamery, Ingram said.

Thursday at 7 p.m. North Water Street Gallery will show a film screening of “The Vanishing of the Bees.” This film explains a disease called colony collapsing disorder that is making a lot of bees disappear, Ingram said.

“Bees are vital to the food system, and it’s an important issue,” Ingram said.

Admission is free for “The Vanishing of the Bees.” On Friday at the Kent Stage, each film is $5. Students and seniors can pay $7 for the entire evening. All other guests will pay $10 for all of the evening’s films.

Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., the Kent Stage will host a Children’s Hour, featuring short eco films including “The Man Who Planted Trees.” The admission for Children’s Hour is $2.

Contact Rachel Hagenbaugh at [email protected].