May Movie Month

Enjoy a month of free film screenings with our May Movie Month program. Join us at Event Cinemas Glendale for a range of sustainability themed films, including Living In Future’s Past, Happy and White Waves, with expert guest speakers at each session.

Program

Living in Future's Past  (CTC)

Wednesday 2 May, 6.30-8.30pm

Film synopsis: Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind.

“An inspiring tale - if it were fiction you’d dismiss it as unbelievable” - The New York Times.

Directed by Susan Kucera

Please note: this film is yet to be classified. Parental Guidance is recommended for viewers under the age of 15.

Guest speaker: Dr Glenn Albrecht is an Australian environmental philosopher and Honorary Associate at The University of Sydney.

Happy  (CTC)

Wednesday 16 May, 6.30-8.30pm

Film synopsis: Does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Directed by Roko Belic

Please note: this film is rated M for mature themes and coarse language.

Guest speaker: Dr Darren Morton is a leading lifestyle medicine educator and author of Live More Happy.

White Waves  (CTC)

Wednesday 30 May, 6.30-8.30pm

Film synopsis: Suddenly a couple of small plastic rings appear on the beach of Guéthary along the west coast of France. Every day there are more and more, hundreds of thousands. François Verdet rides the waves of this beach all year long. He is shocked. The surfer sees these little plastic things for the first time in his life. Where do they come from? François cannot sleep until he finds out their origin…

Litter, wastewater, industrial products and chemicals – it is all ending up in the sea. This is often happening without anybody hearing anything about it. But there are some people that observe and feel the pollution day by day with their own body: surfers. As soon as there is some swell they grab their board and ride the waves, in winter and summer. Water is their life. And they want to protect it.

Their love of nature and the water gives them the strength to go out, investigate and search for the source of the pollution. They start talking to people who were involved, to politicians and to the industry. They even initiate scientific studies in the sea and in rivers. If necessary they go to court.

They want to surf White Waves again.

Directed by Inka Reichert

Please note: this film is yet to be classified. Parental Guidance is recommended for viewers under the age of 15.

Guest speaker: Chris Tola is author of Surfing Roadies, former Surfrider Australia President and a National Surfing Reserves board member.

Page last updated: 13 April 2018