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.