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‘Fierce Green Fire’ first in film series

In a collaborative effort to broaden the impact of three significant films, the Center for Sustainable Living of the Sonoma Community Center and Transition Sonoma Valley are collaborating for a three-month film series beginning with the showing of “A Fierce Green Fire” on Friday, Jan. 24, at Andrews Hall.

Each showing will include an opening reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments, the film presentation at 7, immediately followed by informal conversation to enhance each film’s message and encourage community dialogue and engagement.

Tickets cost $12 (or $30 for the entire series) for the general public and $10 each for SCC members, which includes admission to the film, refreshments and wine for sale. Net proceeds will support the work of both sponsoring groups.

“A Fierce Green Fire” was screened by TSV at the Sonoma Valley Grange last September to rave reviews. It compellingly explores the first 50 years of the environmental movement – from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of “Berkeley in the Sixties,” and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, has won acclaim at festivals around the world, and in 2013 begins theatrical release as well as educational distribution and use by environmental groups and grassroots activists.

The feature-length film focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.


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