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Save the Date: RVA Environmental Film Fest Coming February 4-13, 16

Andy Thompson

November 29, 2018 10:50am

The 2019 RVA Environmental Film Festival will be back in 2019 starting February 4th. This year the annual event will showcase over twenty local and national films for children of all ages that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to Richmond, the United States, and the planet. Festival planners have re-doubled their efforts this year to present a balanced program with expert speakers that both educates and helps neighbors discover small, but important, ways they can be more environmentally conscious.

Moviegoers will see the premiere of The Swamp at WCVE Studiosa stunning story of both the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades. The Festival will also feature films like Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home which will help audiences understand how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Other films include Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, A Man Named Pearl, and The Devil We Know.

The festival is free (though attendees may need to download  tickets for some films to ensure seating) thanks to the sponsorship of these groups: the Community Idea Stations, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

More film titles, dates, and venues will be available in January.

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?