Sunday
,
Apr 21
,
2024
8:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema
Sunday
,
Apr 21
,
2024
8:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema

Earth Day Celebration: THE BLUE PLANET

SHORELINE CLEANUP AND FREE SCREENING

Join us for our third annual Earth Day celebration in collaboration with Laru Beya, Buena Onda Collective, and Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

THE BLUE PLANET by Franco Piavoli. 1982. 88 min.

A poem, a voyage, a concert on nature, universe, life. A different image from the one we always see." ― Andrei Tarkovsky

A gorgeous meditation on Earth’s everyday beauty, Italian filmmaker Franco Piavoli's The Blue Planet is a rarely-screened treasure. Passing through the seasons of the year with nearly no dialogue, the film is guided by sights and sounds of running water, rustling leaves, people laboring and loving, and other wondrous symphonies of nature. Patiently moving through cycles of life — both the harsh and the soft — this film will lower your heart rate.

From 3-6pm there will be 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. Please enter on Bayfield Ave and Beach 65th street (See below map image).

At 6pm we’ll open the Arverne Cinema for the season. Food by Brothers! Local artist collective Buena Onda will create and display large cyanotypes using debris collected from the cleanup. There also will be a raffle for items donated by Patagonia and Blundstone, including boots and a wetsuit.

At 8pm the screening starts. Bring layers, it's still a little chilly in the evenings!

tickets
Tickets:
FREE

Earth Day events are free and open to the public.

Thanks to Mario and Franco Piavoli, and Simona Agnoli.

Thanks to Blundstone and Patagonia for their generous contributions to the raffle benefiting Laru Beya.

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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Our Sponsors

Istic Illic Pictures
Blundstone
 National Endowment for the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Queens Borough President
Flushing Town Hall
NYC Ferry
hhi•helping hoof‎, inc
QUE™
MADRE MEzCAL
BjornQorn
Be™•Brooklyn equine
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