Sunday
,
Apr 23
,
2023
6:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema
Sunday
,
Apr 23
,
2023
6:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema

EARTH DAY

SHORELINE CLEANUP AND FREE SCREENING

In collaboration with Laru Beya, Buena Onda Collective + Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy

This year, we’re celebrating Earth Day with mycology in mind.

At 6pm, we’ll open the Arverne Cinema for the season with mushroom burgers on the grill. Local artist collective Buena Onda will present Our Fruiting Bodies, an interactive community performance that unravels the mechanisms and potentials of communication with our fungal counterparts. Arverne-based designer Tori Deetz will be featuring her ceramic planters for growing mushrooms at home, and Rockaway’s Wilderness Yard will be on site with wild harvested mushroom tinctures.

At 8pm, Optipus — a collaboration of projection-performers helmed by filmmaker Bradley Eros — will present Mushroom Archive, an expanded cinema performance with live visuals (including 16mm and 8mm film, slides, and liquid light), and original music.

Following the half-hour performance, we will show Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, detailing in scintillating closeups and stunning timelapses how mushrooms could end up saving the world.

Earlier in the day, we're co-hosting a shoreline cleanup at Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary, an important natural area on Jamaica Bay. Its salt marshes provide habitat for local wildlife and migratory birds and help clean our waterways. Join us in removing debris from our neighboring wetland and collecting materials for a collaborative, upcycled art project headed by Buena Onda Collective and Laru Beya. The cleanup will take place from 4-6pm before we head to the Arverne Cinema for evening festivities.

Earth Day events are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.

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