DeBartolo Center hosts environmental film series

Author: Arts and Letters

The University of Notre Dame will present five environmental films as part of its “Green Screen 2008” series, which will take place Feb. 15 to 17 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be ordered in advance from the center box office at 574-631-2800. The films are:

*"The Last Winter" – This 2007 film directed by Larry Fessenden tells the story of oil drillers in Alaska who become concerned with the irreversible environmental damage they are causing. (Feb. 15 at 10p.m.)

*"11th Hour" – Directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, “11th Hour” explores how humanity has impacted Earth’s ecosystems. (Feb. 15 and 17 at 7p.m.)

*"King Corn" – This 2007 film by Aaron Woolf is a documentary about the subsidized crop that drives the American fast-food nation. (Feb. 16 at 7p.m.)

*"Princess Mononoke" – A 1997 animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, “Princess Mononoke” is a Japanese language film with English subtitles that tells the tale of a war between civilization and nature. (Feb. 16 at 10p.m.)

*"Everything’s Cool" – Directed by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand, this 2007 film tells the story of activists on a mission to educate U.S. citizens and politicians about the gravity of global warming. (Feb. 17 at 4p.m.)

Green Screen 2008 is sponsored by the DeBartolo Center, the Center for Ethical Education, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Environmental Science and Technology, the Center for Social Concerns, College Seminar, the Cushwa Center, the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, the Kaneb Center, the GLOBES Project and the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.

Originally published by Maureen Mullen at on February 12, 2008.