Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Premiere: Marine Plastics in Port Phillip Bay

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on October 30th, 2013

4 November , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Announcing the premiere of a brand new documentary on marine plastics in Port Phillip Bay, produced by an International team of filmmakers in conjunction with Port Phillip BayKeeper.

This documentary is an expose of the extent of plastic pollution in our beloved Port Phillip Bay.

Film synposis: After hearing about expansive amounts of plastic in every major ocean, Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake finds the sands of his local beaches are turning into a kind of micro-plastic confetti. In his journey to measure how far the age of plastics has invaded the bay, Neil discovers a growing community striving to protect Port Phillip’s health for generations to come. 

Please RSVP as light refreshments are provided: www.trybooking.com/DUKJ

Date: Monday 4 November

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start

Venue: Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Sea Baths Complex
Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Brought to you by Port Phillip EcoCentre

 

 

 


‘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

Chasing-Ice

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.
BOOKINGS: trybooking.com/DRMH
Enquiries: Paula or Yas – 9534 0670

 


4 Short Films with Q&A: Coal Seam Gas in Victoria

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on July 29th, 2013

12 August , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Coal seam gas and the term “fracking” came to the media fore with the 2010 release of the film Gaslands in the US.  This is now a very real and present issue in Victoria, with rural communities mobilising to Lock the Gate on the mining companies. They are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on coal seam, shale and tight gas extraction until more robust research data is available on the risk to people and the environment.

Friends of the Earth and Quit Coal will share four enlightening short films that will detail the process of fracturing and explain the issues facing our northern cousins in New South Wales and Queensland where alternative gas extraction is already happening.

The final short film, Gippsland is Precious, will provide an overview of the immediate Lock the Gate campaigns underway across Victoria, leading into a Q&A panel.  This night is a great opportunity to explore how you can stand with rural Victorian communities to protect our food, our water supply and our climate from destructive coal and gas mining.

Date: August 12

Time: 7pm

Cost: $2 at the door.

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda

Bookings essential:  http://www.trybooking.com/DGFO


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

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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.


‘No Impact Man’ film screening

Posted in Movements, Uncategorized by EcoCentre on August 15th, 2012

Monday 20 August 2012, 6.30pm
Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Kilda

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

A guilty new york liberal decides to practice what he preaches for one year: turns off the electricity; stops making rubbish; gives up tv, taxis and take away and becomes a walking, bicycling, composting, tree-hugging, polar bear saving local food eating citizen!

After the screening, there’ll be a post film discussion and action planning for a No Impact Day in the Port Phillip Region. Come and share your ideas.

Delicious snacks available. Entry by gold coin donation.

Our film nights are becoming increasingly popular. Be sure of a spot and book (no payment required at booking/gold coin donation requested on the night)

http://www.trybooking.com/30789

Enquiries: 03 9534 0670 / 0425 728 922

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 shop.ata.org.au


Zero Carbon, Pedal Powered Moonlight Cinema

Posted in Events by Jessica Bird on February 23rd, 2012

24 February , 2012
5:00 pmto10:00 pm
Source: Melbourne Girls’ College

Lock in the 24th of February 2012 for a night of relaxed, sustainable fun at the Melbourne Girls’ College 100% Carbon neutral, pedal powered cinema night!

Gates will open at 5pm and patrons are encouraged to pre-book a 10 minute timeslot to pedal their own energy for the event to run.
There will also be opportunities for patrons to ‘pedal for a fair-trade, carbon neutral latte’ and low carbon, vegetarian food will be available- or BYO food and drink for a relaxing night under the stars watching a film that didn’t cost the earth to run.

Tickets: $10 adults / $6 concession (students/health care card holders/pensioners)
Groups of 10 or more- $5 each
Kids under 10 are free!

Book a riding slot (free), 5pm – 10pm – email Andrew Vance avance@mgc.vic.edu.au. Riding sessions are booked in 10 minute intervals. Please arrive at the pedal generator station 5 minutes before your riding begins.

Prizes will be awarded to the most watts generated. Form a team and pedal for honour and team prizes! Prizes generously donated by The Freedom Machine Prahran, IKEA Richmond, and Ecoswitch

Please note: We have a full undercover wet weather backup, so please do not let poor weather forecasts prevent your bookings! All electricity will be pedal powered regardless of venue!


Growing Change: A journey inside Venezuela’s food revolution

Posted in Events, Uncategorized by EcoCentre on November 22nd, 2011

28 November , 2011
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Join Port Phillip EcoCentre for this FREE screening of a film “Growing change” that investigates alternatives to the industrial and corporate controlled food system that have been developed by people of Venezuela. After the film have your say in a discussion! What can we learn from their experience? What can we do differently?

The documentary begins with an investigation of the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. Will expanding large-scale, energy-intensive agriculture, be the solution or re problems? If we already produce enough food to feed the world why do so many people go hungry? After hearing about efforts in Venezuela to develop a more equitable and sustainable food and agriculture system, the filmmaker heads there to see if it’s working and find out what we might be able to learn from this giant experiment. It’s an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system.

Monday, 28 November at 7pm

Port Phillip EcoCentre 55A Blessington St, St Kilda

Any questions?  Write to us: reception@ecocentre.com or call (03) 9534 0670

For more info about the film: www.growingchange.com.au


Environmental Film Festival 2011

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 3rd, 2011

11 October , 2011 7:00 pmto16 October , 2011 7:30 pm

http://effm.org.au/


Footprint Flicks now available on DVD

Posted in Research by Kate Archdeacon on September 27th, 2011

Source: Sustainable Gardening Australia(SGA)

Whether you’re a first time gardener or a seasoned green thumb, these bite-sized, fast-paced, funny little flicks will get you growing in no time. For the low-down on everything from worm farming and composting to saving water, reducing your food miles and growing incredible edibles, you’ll find it all in these compact episodes of gardening wisdom. Gardening videos like you’ve never seen before. The Footprint Flicks 2 DVD set is available now in our webshop now. 17 short films for just $24.95. Click here to find out more or grab yourself a copy!

Don’t know what the Footprint Flicks are?  There are a couple up on the SGA website for you to preview – Lord of the Bins, DIY Compost, Part 1 & 2. Or read about their launch earlier this year.