Posts Tagged ‘film screening’

‘Chasing Ice’ film Screening at Port Phillip EcoCentre

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on October 18th, 2013

21 October , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic documenting the world’s changing glaciers and gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

Central to this film is the belief that we cannot divorce civilisation from nature. This vision is rendered in James Balog’s extraordinary photographs of ice and his compilation of video footage of glaciers melting at an unnatural rate. The film argues that global warming promises to turn sublime beauty on its head.

“This portrait of a man on a mission moves us, not by showing us what we’ve already lost, but what’s still at stake.”

Date: Monday 21 October, 7pm sharp start.
Venue: Port Phillip Ecocentre, Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda(in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Cost: $2 recommended minimum donation on the door.
Enquiries: Paula or Yas – 9534 0670


‘The Man Who Stopped The Desert’ film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on August 14th, 2013

15 August , 2013
6:45 pmto8:45 pm



Thursday 15 August, arrive 6:45 for 7pm start

Join us for the screening of this inspiring documentary that tells the remarkable story of Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate peasant farmer, who transformed the desert and lives of thousands across West Africa.

with special guest speaker Mariam Issa, social entrepreneur & author of ‘A Resilient Life’

Tickets $10 online or $12 on the door (unless sold out!)

Snacks & drinks available

SMC Hall, Cnr Bank & Montague St, South Melbourne

getting there by public transport – take Tram 96, St Kilda-East Brunswick to Stop 127 – South Melbourne station OR Tram 1, South Mel Beach-Coburg to Stop 27 – Cnr Monatgue and Park St

Hosted by South Melbourne Commons and Transition Port Phillip.

Show your support for the Friends Of The Earth initiative – South Melbourne Commons, and their contribution to the community, as their lease sadly comes to an end.

Climate of Change – Port Phillip EcoCentre film night

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on July 8th, 2013

15 July , 2013
7:00 pmto10:00 pm


The film Climate of Change is showing at Port Phillip EcoCentre on Monday 15 July, 7pm.

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this optimistic film introduces regular people from around the world who are taking action in the fight against global warming. Poetry that details the beauty of earth’s soil, forests, water and bounty is interwoven with scenes of committed people who want to make a difference, from India, to Papua New Guinea, to Norway.

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
(within the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets
St Kilda

Enquiries: 9534 0670

>>>Tickets are $2 on the door, and you can book online.

Garbage Warrior film & recycled building discussion

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on June 11th, 2013

17 June , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


EcoCentre June Film Night – Garbage Warrior. 

What do beer cans, car tyres and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they’re tools of choice for producing energy-independent housing.

For 30 years, New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have advanced the art of ”Earthship Biotecture” by building self sufficient, off the grid communities.

Shot over 3 years and in 4 countries, Garbage Warrior is a portrait of a determined building visionary.

The film will be introduced by Melbourne based architect, owner-builder and eco village enthusiast Tony Kenny, whose own home has been fashioned from largely reclaimed materials for well under $60,000.

Date: Monday 17 June
Time: 7pm
Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Corner Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda
(in the St Kilda Botanic Gardens)

Cost: $2 on the door

Phone: 9534 0670



Film night: “A New We”

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on March 14th, 2013

18 March , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


A documentary about EcoVillages and self reliant communities in Europe.

Documentary film maker Steven Wolf travels through Europe to explore & document well established eco communities.

The film portrays some of the broad spectrum of lifestyle possibilities that are part of our global effort to transition to a sustainable world.

Cost: $2 (at the door)
Bookings essential:

Tea/coffee/muffins available

Date: Monday 18 March

Time: 7pm

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Corner Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda
(adjacent St Kilda Botanic Gardens)



Coral: Rekindling Venus

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 3rd, 2012

15 October , 2012
7:30 pmto9:00 pm
9:30 pmto11:00 pm

Presented by Melbourne Festival and Museum Victoria

Lynette Wallworth (Australia)



In November each year, on the night of the full moon, the hundreds of millions of coral beings that make up the Great Barrier Reef spawn in unison – a blinding, awe-inspiring whorl of colour and light. It is here that our greatest natural wonder stands in harmony with the Solar System, here that it stakes a claim to its continued existence.

Australian installation artist Lynette Wallworth has spent the last five years surveying the majesty of our coral reefs for Coral: Rekindling Venus, an immersive, kaleidoscopic journey through the glowing underwater forests of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Presented in the enveloping full dome of Melbourne’s Planetarium, Coral: Rekindling Venus takes us deep into a world that only a handful of humans have ever seen before – the infinitely complex, vibrant aquatic kingdoms of this planet’s coral reefs.

Featuring jaw-dropping cinematography from Emmy Award-winner David Hannan and a hypnotic, ethereal soundtrack featuring specially recorded songs from Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), legendary film composer Max Richter and our very own Gurrumul, Coral: Rekindling Venus is a staggering cinematic experience and an ecological call-to-arms.

Mon 15 Oct at 7.30pm & 9.30pm

Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks
2 Booker Street, Spotswood

>> Bookings and more information here or visit the project website.

“Audible gasps filled the room, audience members clasped their hands to their chests and a few left the planetarium in tears… Wallworth offered audience members an opportunity to gain a personal connection to our oceans.”– Huffington Post

“We were all spellbound, gasping with joy… The journey is riddled with astronomical metaphor, occasional bursts of the familiar, and things recognisable only from science fiction.” – New Scientist

Revenge of the Electric Car: Film screening

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on July 31st, 2012

10 August , 2012
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

They’re on the road, seeking battery-powered vengeance: Revenge of the Electric Car is a new documentary narrated by Tim Robbins about electric vehicles to be shown in Melbourne on August 10.

The screening is hosted by the Alternative Technology Association’s  Melbourne & Geelong Electric Vehicle branches together with Beyond Zero Emissions.

If you’re curious about EVs or a big fan, come along and watch this 90 minute documentary!

When: Friday 10th August, 2012

Time: Arrive from 6:15pm onwards for a 7pm start

Where: The Banking Chamber Theatrette, Ground Floor, KPMG, 147 Collins St, Melbourne. (Disabled access via 161 Collins St)

Cost: $10. Pre-purchase tickets online at

In Transition 2.0: Film Screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on June 27th, 2012

4 July , 2012
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

“In Transition 2.0″ is the new film from Transition Network, capturing inspiring stories of Transition initiatives around the world, responding to uncertain times with creativity, solutions and engaged optimism”.

Join us for the screening on Wednesday 4 July, 6.30pm
@ Port Phillip EcoCentre
55A Blessington St, St Kilda

Introduced by members of local intiative Transition Port Phillip, followed by discussion, snacks & refreshments

FREE EVENT, gold coin donation welcomed

RSVP: 9534 0670

Transition 2.0 Film Screening

Posted in Events by JulietteA on May 9th, 2012

20 May , 2012
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

The Transition Towns movement has just launched a new film – and guess what?! Sharing Abundance has teamed up with Transition Coburg and the Moreland Energy Foundation to hold the first ever screening of this film in Australia!!!

The film will be shown on Sunday, 20th May, in the Coburg library – meeting there at 3.45pm for a 4pm start. Hope to see you there, and please invite a friend or a neighbour. Everyone’s welcome! 

It would also be great to hang around afterwards to have a cup of tea and a chat.

The Island President: Premiere Screening and Q&A

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 27th, 2012

27 May , 2012
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

The Human Rights Art & Film Festival (HRAFF) presents the Australian premiere of The Island President.

Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story 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 bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.

The Island President captures Nasheed’s first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Nasheed is unusually candid about revealing his strategies—leveraging the Maldives’ underdog position as a tiny country, harnessing the power of media, and overcoming deadlocks through an appeal to unity with other developing nations. When hope fades for a written accord to be signed, Nasheed makes a stirring speech which salvages an agreement. Despite the modest size of his country, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

On February 7, 2012, Mohamed Nasheed resigned the presidency under the threat of violence in a coup d’état perpetrated by security forces loyal to the former dictator. This film is the story of his first year in office.

Mr Nasheed, often referred to as “the Mandela of the Maldives”, has been a human rights campaigner and a global warming activist throughout his life. He will participate in a Live Video Q&A at HRAFF following The Island President screening on the 27th of May 2012 at the ACMI Cinemas.

Australian Premiere HRAFF Closing Night: The Island President
Sunday, 27 May 2012, 6:30 pm
ACMI Cinemas

For more information and to book tickets: