7/27: Earth Focus Film Festival Kicks Off With ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

This week, DCEFF heads to Hollywood for L.A.’s first green film festival. Live in the area or know friends in LA? Here’s what you can expect …

The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Hollywood’s iconic Egyptian Theatre, as part of KCET and Link TV’s “Summer of the Environment.

DCEFF is partnering closely on the event, along with American Cinematheque, the Green Wish Foundation and tons of other great environmental organizations for L.A.’s first green film fest. (See the full list of Partners and Sponsors).

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Prior to the full-day event on Saturday, there will be a private opening night reception and screening on Thursday, July 27.

We’ll be screening the upcoming much-buzzed about Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power from Paramount Pictures and Participant Media. (We screened An Inconvenient Truth at DCEFF 2007.)

The screening will be introduced by environmental activist / actress Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) at Paramount’s Sherry Lansing Theatre. A post-screening Q&A will follow with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk moderated by KCET MUST SEE MOVIES host and Deadline chief film critic Pete Hammond.

More film introductions will be made during the festival by celebrities like, Ed Begley Jr.Sharon LawrenceRaphael Sbarge and Patrick Fabian, in addition to post-screening dialogues with the filmmakers. The full-day event on Saturday will also showcase other green organizations including Heal The BayRiver LA, Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Sierra Club with booths set up on the plaza of the Egyptian Theatre offering important environmental educational information to attendees.

Check out the full lineup and find out how to reserve your FREE tickets below.


Film Schedule – Saturday 7/29 

10 a.m.: Opening event in Egyptian Theatre plaza with booths from organizations Heal The Bay, River LA, Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Sierra Club among others.

10:30 a.m.: Water & Power: A California Heist  (TRT: 1 hr. 26 min.)

From National Geographic Documentary Films, directed by Emmy® award-winner Zenovich and executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney and Jigsaw Productions, the film unfolds like a real-life version of the 1974 film noir Chinatown, uncovering the ruthless exploits of California’s notorious water barons, who profit off the state’s resources while everyday citizens endure a debilitating water crisis.

Introduction by actor Ed Begley Jr. (Green Wish Founding Member) / Q&A with Director Marina Zenovich (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired) and Jay Famiglietti (Water Scientist with NASA/JPL and UC Irvine). Moderated by Maryanne Culpepper (Executive Director, DCEFF).


1:30 p.m.: RISE: Sacred Water – Standing Rock (Part 1), followed by RISE: Poisoned River (TRT: 1 hr. 34 min.)

"Sacred Water"

Sacred Water examines the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which became worldwide news as the largest gathering of indigenous people in more than a century who came together to protect the area’s water. While Poisoned River follows Brazil’s Krenak People who are struggling to survive in the wake of a massive toxic spill that has contaminated their drinking water, hunting grounds and culture.

Introduction by actor/filmmaker Patrick Fabian (Friend of Green Wish) / Q&A with Viceland’s “Rise” host Sarain Fox. Moderated by Chris Clarke (KCET contributor, California Desert Program Manager with the National Parks Conservation Association).



4:30 p.m.: Tomorrow (TRT: 2 hours)

Not just a film, but the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Introduction by actor/filmmaker Raphael Sbarge (Green Wish Founder). Moderated by Kim Spencer (Link TV Co-Founder).



7:30 p.m.: The Age of Consequences (TRT: 1 hr. 20 min.)

This documentary film investigates the impact of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security and global stability. Interviews with distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans reveal how climate change stressors – water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and sea level rise – function as catalysts for conflict in volatile parts of the world.

Introduction by actress Sharon Lawrence (Green Wish Founding Member) / Q&A with Director Jared P. Scott (“Requiem for the American Dream”).



Additional Information

Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Metered street parking is available as well as paid parking lots off of Las Palmas. The Egyptian does not validate for the Hollywood & Highland complex parking lot or any other parking lot in the area. The Egyptian is a very short walk east from the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station (Red Line). Please bring your Metro or Tap Card to receive a special giveaway item from KCET.

All films are unrated and there is no age limit for any of the films featured in the Earth Focus Environmental Film festival. It’s a good idea to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start of the film. Admission is on a per film basis only.