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...

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/31/2013
Astonishing aerial cinematography reveals the shorelines, mountaintops, cityscapes, farmer's fields, rivers, and social life of the island nation, delivering a sweet environmentalist and humanist message.
Dir: Chi Po-Lin
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...
Grassroots

Grassroots (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/21/2012
A short-tempered, unemployed music critic who likes to dress as a polar bear thinks he can harness the power of the people to ride the monorail to political victory in Seattle. And he's right. Almost. It's before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama. It's 2001, and political unknown Grant Cogswell decides he must take down Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver. Grant has only one dream...
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...
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...
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...
Future Weather

Future Weather (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 02/21/2013
Lauduree is a 13-year-old loner, passionate about nature and obsessed with ecological disaster. Greta, her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly abandoned by her single mom, she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to learn to trust each other as they leap into the unknown.

Sud Eau Nord Déplacer (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
The Nan Shui Bei Diao (South Water North Move), designed to move water from the south to the north of China, is the biggest water transfer project the world has ever seen. As we chart the path of this national construction project, we observe the turbulent cartography of a territory where cement defeats the plains, rivers are deviated from their natural course, deserts become forests and where...
Dir: Antoine Boutet
With: N/A
Trashed

Trashed (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 12/13/2012
The dangers that pollution pose to the environment and the food chain on our planet are examined in this docu-feature. Jeremy Irons travels around the world visiting many formerly beautiful places that are now contaminated by pollution in an investigative journey that includes skepticism, sorrow, horror and hope.

The Majestic Plastic Bag (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
Dir: Jeremy Konner
With: N/A

Mission Blue (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer Sylvia Earle has led more than 60 expeditions and logged more than 6,000 hours underwater. A former chief scientist at NOAA, Earle is founder of the Mission Blue Foundation, chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. In 2009 Earle was awarded the TED Prize...
Dir: Fisher Stevens
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?...
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...
Big Fix

The Big Fix (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 11/10/2011
On April 22, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig run by British Petroleum was the source of the worst oil spill in history. The oil well was finally killed on September 19, 2010 after 779,037,744 liters of crude oil and over 7,000,000 liters of chemical dispersant were dumped into the ocean. In looking into the root causes of the spill, a vast network of...
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
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.
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...
Elemental

Elemental (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 05/16/2013
Three individuals confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, makes a 40-day pilgrimage down the once pristine Ganges River, now polluted and dying. Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred "Mother Ganga" with respect. In northern Canada, Eriel...
Dir: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
With: N/A
Island President

The Island President (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/27/2012
A portrait of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced -- the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After leading a twenty-year pro-democracy movement against the brutal regime of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, surviving repeated imprisonments and torture, Nasheed becomes president at 41, only to take on the...
Dir: Jon Shenk
With: N/A