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Announcing a new Meetup for Vegetarians of Central Florida!
What: Global Peace Film Festival
When: September 26, 2009 1:15 PM
Winter Park Public Library
460 E New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
We are joining with the Global Peace Film Festival at the Winter Park Public Library to see Dear Mr. Gore, a documentary with a local twist. The director, Lisa Mills, will be on hand to talk about the film and answer questions. Tickets for the film are $8.00 and can be purchased online or at the venue. Also on the bill are the short films Epiphany at Chornobyl and Ideologies (The American Dream Song). This is a very special event that you won't want to miss!
Before the movie, we will be meeting at 12:00 p.m. at Power House Cafe (111 E. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park 32789) for lunch. Please indicate in your RSVP whether you will show up for lunch, for the movie, or both.
Dear Mr. Gore
This personal narrative documentary uses the director’s bicycle ride to work as a vehicle to explore fear and global warming. The film was shot over a period of two years in Sweden, Denmark and Orlando, Florida. It is a contemplative response to An Inconvenient Truth and provides a unique perspective on one person’s attempt to reduce her carbon footprint and overcome fear. She wonders, “Will Americans ever be able to give up personal freedom for the good of the planet?” Her journey to the answer takes the viewer on a humorous bike ride. Along the way she meets Swedes, Danes and many young people who aren’t afraid of giving up their cars. But she discovers that the reasons they ride may not be directly related to their concerns about global warming. The film features a bicycle ride with the Mayor of Orlando and music by Danish electric violin sensation Mads Tolling.
Vegetarians of Central Florida will also have a booth at the Global Peace Film Festival Street Fair on Sunday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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