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RVA Environmental Film Festival Starts Tonight

Andy Thompson

February 1, 2016 2:36pm

sharkposter-largeWith all the build up to and recovery from the recent snow, you may have missed this: Richmond’s own Environmental Film Festival starts tonight and runs through February 7 at venues all over the city. We wrote about the event here a few days back, when the entire schedule of movies and events was not yet finalized. For the full list, check out the EFF website.

The Times-Dispatch previewed one of those movies over the weekend, with Colleen Curran’s piece about Overburden, “the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother as they take on the most dangerous coal company in America,” then-Richmond-based Massey Energy. Overburden will be shown on Feb. 6.

And in Friday’s T-D, outdoors columnist Tee Clarkson gave us a rundown on a number of the EFF movies. Tonight’s kick-off film may interest local backyard food growers. Plant this Movie will be shown at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library and starts at 6:30 p.m. The documentary explores urban farming throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The 83-minute film will be followed by a 15-minute presentation on urban gardening in Richmond.

Click here for full the schedule of movies. Suffice it to say, if you’re interested in the natural world at all, there’s a good chance you’ll find a film that interests you.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?