Family Films (Ages 9 to 13+) (Saturday@Thatcher)

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Thatcher Woods Pavilion

8030 Chicago Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

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Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.
ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE of The Discarded and Verge.

Three short films will be shown:

Straws Linda Booker/2017/32 min
FILM DESCRIPTION: Through colorful animation and live action, Straws shows us the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers us to be part of the solution. The film features an 11-year old from Costa Rica who developed the #NoStrawChallenge that has become a world-wide movement.

The Discarded Annie Costner, Adrienne Hall and Carla Dauden / 2016/18 min
FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmmakers juxtapose stunning, drone-captured images of Rio de Janiero’s natural beauty with sewage and garbage that pour into its bay. The film asks, What does it mean to ignore subsets of society, to label some as worthy, and others as discarded?

Verge Chingtien Chu/2017/3 min
FILM DESCRIPTION: This non-dialogue, high-quality animated short follows a young sea turtle’s ocean voyage through polluted water.

Come share your solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. Program guests are Design Teacher Tim Walsh of Percy Julian Middle School and Liita Forsyth, owner of Little Bits Workshop. Ann McElhatton of Beach Chair Scientist and Jeff Shelden of the Sierra Club Water Team will help sort the facts, while Sue Crothers of the River Forest Sustainability Commission will share ways to make change. Facilitator: Wendy Negron, Educator in Chicagoland schools.

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Thatcher Woods Pavilion

8030 Chicago Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

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