Environmental Film Festival, French Embassy: 'Penguins'­ director, ticket needed

Luc Jacquet has followed up his immensely popular March of the Penguins with this film about the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. He will be there in person to discuss it and receive an award.  To get a free ticket, go to this link.  Please only get a ticket if you're pretty sure you can go.  It will fill up quickly. The film begins at 7:30.  For those who can, we'll meet at 6:30 at Epicurean for dinner. 

The Environmental Film Festival is a spectacular event.  see it all at http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/ I will post more stuff plus there is a Launch Party next Thursday for $25 that's always pretty cool.  You do have to make reservations for most of the films.  I suggest going through the schedule a bit this weekend if you have time.

ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT) (France, 2013, 78 min.) U.S. Premiere The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé to the very top of the tropical rainforest canopy, chronicling seven centuries in the life of this "green lung" of the world. This beautiful film was shot in an untouched region of the Peruvian Amazon and in Gabon. Including spectacular animation, and drawing on extensive research, Jacquet and Hallé lead viewers on a journey into the depths of the tropical jungle and into the very heart of life on earth. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Luc Jacquet. Produced by Yves Darondeau, Christopher Lioud, Emmanuel Priou.

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  • Rozanne W.

    Thx so much Ronn for arranging this!! Terrific.

    March 19

  • Amy

    Got stopped by an emergency at DuPont Circle and won't make it now. Was so looking forward to it!

    March 19

  • Martin B.

    I'd like the ticket -- will meet you at dinner.

    1 · March 19

    • Jody

      It's yours

      March 19

    • Martin B.

      Thanks -- I'll see you at Epicurean by around 6:30

      March 19

  • Jody

    My guest just canceled so I have an extra ticket. First person to reply here gets it. I will be driving down so I can't reply immediately, but I plan to be at dinner and will check as soon as I can. Let me know where to find you and how to identify you. Thank you.

    March 19

  • Martin B.

    Does anyone have a ticket? They are sold out at this point.

    March 19

  • Tricia

    Unable to get ticket. Had to change RSVP to "No":(.
    Enjoy! Look forward to it showing at AFI maybe??

    March 19

  • Ronn

    sorry about all these comments. there has to be a better way. no more, please. it's ok if you don't make it. if you need to text me later I'm at [masked]. I plan to be at Epicurean at 6:30 and French Embassy at 7:10. Will have a sign. There is plenty of street parking there. And thanks Steven for the bus schedule.

    March 19

  • Tricia

    Clara, do you still have a ticket? Did not receive message from you. Heading to Annapolis if I do not hear from you:(. [masked]

    March 19

    • Clara

      hi Tricia I sent you two messages. My friend couldn't make it anymore, but now I can make it and I got a ride, I had one ticket available, I got a message from Jenny so she's getting the remaining ticket I have.

      March 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a ticket if anyone wants it. Ends up I cannot go...let me know.

    March 19

    • Jenny

      just emailed you privately with my phone #

      March 19

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok. I'm calling the ticket place first to get more info then I'll call you.

      March 19

  • Tricia

    Between parking and getting these tickets, this is all getting a bit challenging..................Ronn,­ I will get tickets right away as you suggested to begin with!

    March 19

  • Louisa

    I regret not being able to attend my first meetup with the ArtHouse. I had a prior reservation for a dog charity event, Fashion for Paws.
    It sounds like an awesome movie! Enjoy!
    My ticket has been transferred to Todd. See you at a future meet up event!

    March 19

  • anthony

    Called the embassy and there is no parking for people attending the film. I'm not at a metro access area so I will need to drive does anyone have any advise on parking in that area? Thanks

    March 19

  • Alison

    I'd like another ticket if one comes available. My son is home from school and I'd like to bring him. I can't seem to make him a +1 so he's not on our attending/waiting list.

    March 19

    • Alison

      Nevermind...he's got too much work to do...

      1 · March 19

  • Todd

    Still need a ticket for tonight's film. An extra ticket someone had was not available.

    March 19

    • Louisa

      Hi Todd, there is a great chance I may not be able to attend, so my ticket will be yours. I will know later this afternoon. By the way your dog looks exactly like the own I used to have!

      March 19

  • Clara

    my friend has too many trials this week and I just found out it's not metro accessible :/ :) oh well so I'll most likely have two tickets available for tomorrow..

    March 18

    • Jenny

      Hi, do you still have tickets? I am seeking two.

      March 19

  • Erica L.

    Hi everyone. I have one ticket for anyone who still wants one - can't go unfortunately because of a work conflict. Please contact me either here or through my profile if interested. Erica

    1 · March 18

    • Erica L.

      You are welcome to it. I just sent you an e-mail via your profile. Let me know if you don't get it.

      March 18

    • Jenny

      Hi, If you still have a ticket, I need one... actually two.

      March 19

  • Jenny

    Hi! I am confirmed for the meetup, but I need a couple tickets. Anyone have?? Please get in touch! Thanks!

    March 19

  • Todd

    Clara. I would be interested in one of those tickets if you still have them. I live in Rockville also. Let me know when you have a chance. Todd

    March 18

    • Todd

      Thank you Clara. Do I pick it up at Will Call? Todd

      March 18

    • Clara

      just sent you a message.

      March 19

  • Tricia

    Clara, I wrote a note below and would love to have one of your tickets:).

    March 18

  • Clara

    what's the closest metro station?

    1 · March 18

    • Clara

      I guess is Rosslyn

      March 18

    • Tricia

      Hi Clara: I just got off the waitlist and would love one of your tickets:)

      March 18

  • Steven G

    This is information/schedule about the Georgetown University Shuttle from Rosslyn Metro Station and return

    The Rosslyn bus stop is located at the corner of 19th and Moore Streets.
    The MetroRail station at Rosslyn serves the Blue and Orange lines.

    Depart West Road Depart Rosslyn
    4:45 PM 5:00 PM
    4:50 PM 5:05 PM
    4:55 PM 5:10 PM
    5:00 PM 5:15 PM
    5:05 PM 5:20 PM
    5:15PM 5:30 PM
    5:20 PM 5:35 PM
    5:25 PM 5:40 PM
    5:30 PM 5:45 PM
    5:35 PM 5:50 PM
    5:40 PM 5:55 PM
    5:50 PM 6:05 PM
    5:55 PM 6:10 PM
    6:00 PM 6:15 PM
    6:05 PM 6:20 PM
    6:10 PM 6:25 PM
    6:15 PM 6:30 PM
    6:25 PM 6:40 PM
    6:35 PM 6:50 PM
    6:45 PM 7:00 PM
    7:00 PM 7:20 PM
    7:20 PM 7:40 PM
    7:40 PM 8:00 PM
    8:00 PM 8:20 PM
    8:20 PM 8:40 PM
    8:40 PM 9:00 PM
    9:00 PM 9:20 PM
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    10:00 PM 10:20 PM
    10:20 PM 10:40 PM
    10:40 PM 11:00 PM
    11:15 PM 11:30 PM
    11:45 PM 12:00 AM

    March 18

  • Steven G

    Onformation about getting to Georgetown Restaurant called The Epicurean at 3800 Reservoir Road and the French Embassy at 4101 Reservoir Road, Georgetown, DC

    Take Shuttle in Rosslyn near the Metro Station. After getting out of Metro Station go to the street in front of Metro Station and go to the left. Look for a big bus that says Georgetown University Shuttle—runs every 30 minutes
    French Embassy 4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Georgetown Washington, DC

    March 18

  • Tricia

    I'm going to be in the same boat if I get off the wait list. I don't have a ticket and it is sold out. Possible to show up and tickets be available at will call? Just a thought. With luck I'll get off the wait list:).

    March 18

  • debbie

    I'm off the wait list but tickets are sold out. If anyone cancelled and has a ticket to sell, please email me.
    Thanks!

    March 16

  • Todd

    I'm off the meetup waiting list, but don't have a ticket to the movie. If anyone has an extra ticket or knows where I could get one, please let me know. Thank you - Todd

    March 15

  • Uma

    If you are meeting at Epicurean for dinner could I ride with someone to the embassy?

    March 9

    • Ronn

      Yes, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW.

      March 14

    • Uma

      Ah good to know I'd be waiting at the wrong one!! :)

      March 14

  • Ronn

    I don't mind opening my wait list, but the Embassy's list is full right now. I'll monitor to see if it opens up again.

    March 14

  • Tricia

    If anyone cancels and has a ticket available please let me know. The tickets are sold out so you can't even go independently. Sounds like a great film.

    March 14

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