Keyword: environmental

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Avatar (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 162 minutes Release date: 12/17/2009
The story's hero is Jake Sully, an ex-Marine confined to a wheelchair. Bitter and disillusioned, he's still a warrior at heart. All Jake ever wanted was something worth fighting for and he ultimately finds it in the place he least expected- on a distant world. Jake has been recruited to join an expedition to the moon Pandora, which corporate interests are strip-mining for a mineral worth $20...
WALL-E

WALL-E (2008)

Rated: G Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 06/26/2008
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. Eve comes to realize that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who...
Happy Feet

Happy Feet (2006)

Rated: PG Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/16/2006
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing--which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune--tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never...
Night Moves

Night Moves (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
Three radical environmentalists come together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. Harmon is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains the same reckless alpha male he...
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 03/16/2000
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working...
Last Call at the Oasis

Last Call at the Oasis (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/03/2012
Water. It's the Earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, agriculture and other industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But instead of treating it with care, we've allowed it to become polluted with toxic chemicals and agricultural and industrial waste. And it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough to sustain life on the planet...
Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 07/26/2007
Homer Simpson must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings--a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. As Marge is outraged by Homer's monumental blunder, a vengeful mob descends on the Simpson household. The family makes a narrow escape, but is soon divided...
Climate of Change

Climate of Change (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 05/11/2010
"We are the renters of this world, not its masters," reminds Pooshkar, a precocious 13-year-old member of a youth environmental defense group in India. He and his fellow voraciously energetic students actively rally against the use of plastics. In Africa, a renaissance man teaches citizens to harness solar power to cook food. In Papua New Guinea, villagers practice sustainable logging to save...
Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 06/26/2014
Climate change has made the planet uninhabitable. Those few who survived the planet's demise live aboard a train that perpetually circles the same track. The tail section is like a slum, filled with people who are cold and hungry, forced to live by their wits, while the front section contains the chosen few, who indulge in alcohol and drugs in luxurious surroundings. The world inside the train is...
To The Arctic 3D

To The Arctic 3D (2012)

Rated: G Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: 04/19/2012
A journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic 3D is the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month- old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Capturing intimate footage that brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of...
Dir: Greg MacGillivray
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Above All Else (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
A group of landowners and activists in East Texas try to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking financial ruin, their personal safety, and the security of their families, these people and their stories become an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social...
Dir: John Fiege
With: N/A
Bay

The Bay (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 11/01/2012
Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told - until now. The nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy...
Pelican Dreams

Pelican Dreams (2014)

Rated: G Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Filmmaker Judy Irving follows a wayward California brown pelican from her capture on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges. Along the way, she explores questions about wildness: how close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need...
Dir: Judy Irving
With: N/A
Promised Land

Promised Land (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 12/27/2012
Steve has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner, Sue Thomason. The town has been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, and the two consummate sales executives see McKinley's citizens as likely to accept their company's offer - for drilling rights to their properties - as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job and a short stay for the duo becomes...
Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero (2010)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 07/22/2010
During the Cold War, nothing loomed as large in the public mind as the bomb. When the Iron Curtain fell, the bomb became a symbol of another era. Naively we felt the danger had passed. In recent years, the threat of nuclear proliferation has grown more urgent, and the political will to eliminate nuclear weapons is greater than ever in our history. We have now entered a second nuclear age...
Burt's Buzz

Burt's Buzz (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
In this portrait of a singular personality who refuses to conform, we look into the remarkable double life of Burt Shavitz- a reclusive beekeeper who reluctantly became one of the world's most recognizable brand identities. Burt is followed from the pot-bellied stove of his rustic rural lifestyle to Taiwan, where the septuagenarian is greeted by hoards of his adoring fans. Moving from his...
Dir: Jody Shapiro
With: N/A
Dear Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
On a rainy night in May of 2012, a coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany on the governor's front doorstep, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing. With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the moratorium on fracking in New York any day, the event was assembled in less than a month: two rehearsals in 24 hours and it was showtime. The goal of the varied...
How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley (1940)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 12/31/1940
The lives of hard-working miners and their families in 19th-century Wales are recalled through the eyes of Huw, who was the youngest of six children in a family headed by a stern father and loving mother.
Local Hero

Local Hero (1983)

Rated: PG Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 02/16/1983
Good-natured Texas oil billionaire Felix Happer sends two representatives to Scotland to buy the fishing village of Ferness as a base for drilling in the North Sea. Surprisingly, the citizens are happy to sell their town, and the mayor works with the U.S. team to negotiate the deal. The lone dissenter is old Ben Knox. His family has owned the beach shack he lives in for centuries, and he refuses...
Mann V. Ford

Mann V. Ford (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
A Native American community files a class action lawsuit against the Ford Motor company for polluting their community, leading to a legion of health problems.
Dir: Micah Fink
With: N/A
Gasland Part II

Gasland Part II (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
This documentary explores the extreme circumstances facing those affected by fracking, from earthquakes to the use of federal anti-terror psychological operations tactics. We witness definitive proof that issues raised by fracking cannot be ignored for long.
Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/20/2011
In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is making a global resurgence and changing the future of the automobile. Behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors, the race is on to develop the most economically accessible, electric car. Here, we...
Dir: Chris Paine
With: N/A
City Dark

The City Dark (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 01/17/2012
Chronicles the disappearance of darkness. When documentary filmmaker Ian Cheney moves into his New York apartment and climbs atop his Brooklyn rooftop to survey the night sky, he discovers he can only see five stars because of the glow from the streetlights. What begins as a disappointing autumn evening becomes a journey to answer a simple question: what do we lose, when we lost the night?...

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/28/2013
700 people trek across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet's "3rd Pole," a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human's most basic means - by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example. Surviving harrowing...
Dir: Wendy J.N. Lee
With: N/A
Misconception

Misconception (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
For almost 50 years, the world's population has grown at an alarming rate, raising fears about strains on the Earth's resources. Following three individuals, here we focus on the human implications of this highly charged political issue, inspiring a fresh look at the consequences of population growth.
Dir: Jessica Yu
With: N/A