Seacoast Environmental Film Festival-#1


Saturday January 12, 2019

Star Theatre, Kittery Community Center

Generously supported by:

Eldredge Lumber

Rosamond Thaxter Foundation


Altus Engineering

ARQ Architects

 JNL, Inc

 Faith Harrington & Peter Lamb through the Maine Community Foundation


8:30-9:00        Caffeine Kick-off sponsored by Lil’s

The Featured Films (with Trailers)

Suggested Donation $5 per film


Sponsored by Timberland, co-presented with Bedrock Gardens, Piscataqua Garden Club and York Land Trust.

An immersive and complex documentary about Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most celebrated designers of transformative landscapes like the Highline in New York. Quiet, reflective and transcendent, the film reveals the aesthetic and philosophy of a designer who pushes us to rethink our notion of beauty and life through plants. (75 minutes)

PANEL DISCUSSION with Christine Bennett (Kittery Land Trust), John Forti (Bedrock Gardens) and Jackie Nooney (JNL, Inc.) 10:15-10:45am



Sponsored by Autoworks, co-presented with League of Conservation Voters and NH Coastal Adaptations Workgroup

A wake-up call for coastal communities: It’s time for a retreat from the shoreline, of which the Chesapeake estuary has some 11,000 miles. Historically, millions of people have sought to live as close to that shoreline as possible , few communities are doing adequate planing to meet the imminent challenges of restraint, retreat and adaptation to living on the edges of a rising tide. (60 min)

PANEL DISCUSSION with Julie LaBranche (Rockingham Planning Commission), and Senator David Waters (Dover, NH) 12:00-12:30pm

OHANA LUNCH BREAK in Morgan Gallery  12:30-1:30 pm


Sponsored by ReVision Energy, co-presented with Blue Ocean Society, Seacoast Science Center, Shoals Marine Lab & Sustainable Seacoast

Artist Chris Jordan alit on Midway Island in 2009 to photograph the albatross that populate this small spot of land in the middle of the Pacific. Little did he know that he was embarking on a wildly challenging eight-year odyssey to tell the story of these remarkable birds. Exquisitely beautiful, immensely touching and ultimately inspiring, Albatross illuminated how our everyday material lives intersect with the natural world, even at the far corners of the globe (97 minutes)

PANEL DISCUSSION with Jim Chase (Seacoast Science Center), Jen Kennedy (Blue Ocean Society), Jennifer Seavey (Shoals Marine Lab) and Keith Tharp (Sustainable Seacoast) 3:15-3:45 pm



Co-presented with Conservation Law Foundation and Testing for Pease

Citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping toxic PFAS chemicals- now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the local drinking water supply.


PANEL DISCUSSION with Andrea Amico (Testing for Pease), Jen Duggan (Conservation Law Foundation) and Mindi Messmer (Union of Concerned Scientists) 5:30-6:00 pm

RECEPTION in Morgan Gallery 6:00-7:00pm

Sponsored by Faith Harrington and Peter Lamb through the Maine Community Foundation with generous provisions from Beach Pea Bakery, Black Birch, Festina Lente, Golden Harvest, Ore Nell’s Barbecue and Tulsi.


Sponsored by Bob’s Clam Hut, co-presented with End 68 Hours of Hunger and Gather

An informative and entertaining documentary produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, “Wasted!” takes you around the world, showing the 1.3 billion tons of food that gets thrown out each year and the people fighting hardest to prevent it


PANEL DISCUSSION with Toby Alves (Mr. Fox), Deb Anthony (Gather) and Evan Mallett (Black Trumpet) 8:30-9:00pm

Downloadable poster

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