Bridging Film & Faith: An LC Valley UMC Film Festival

The Clarkston United Methodist Church and Lewiston First United Methodist Church are pleased to announce a film festival, hopefully the first of many to come annually! This year’s festival will run from August 31 through November 30, and the theme will the be “The Environment: Our Role in Earth Care.” This is an opportunity to learn about and discuss the many aspects of the environment and the challenges we face.

For several of the films, we will be teaming up with the LC Valley chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, a non-partisan group dedicated to grass roots efforts to work with state and federal legislators toward reducing carbon emissions. The Citizen’s Climate Lobby will have representatives available at some of our screenings to serve as a discussion panel and offer expert opinion on certain topics.

All screenings will take place at 6:30 P.M., and will all be shown at Lewiston First United Methodist Church (1906 Broadview Drive)

The following are the dates and movies to be shown:

August 31 “Chasing Coral”
A look at the devastating impact that just a few degrees increase in water temperature can have on our oceans’ coral reefs.

September 7 “Chasing Ice”
A documentary about the accelerating pace of the melting of the polar ice caps.

September 21 “Merchants of Doubt”
An investigation in the efforts and success of the misinformation campaign about climate change.

October 5 “Plastic Ocean”
A deeper look at the proliferation of plastic in our landfills and oceans and its threat to the life cycle of ocean dwelling animals

October 19 “Years of Living Dangerously”
One episode from the proclaimed series produced by National Geographic focused on climate change issues.

November 2 Feature Film TBD
A full-length feature film with and underlying environmental theme.

November 16 “An Inconvenient Truth”
The original award-winning documentary about the realities of climate change, released in 2006.

November 30 “An Inconvenient Sequel”
The recent follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” released in July of this year. More science and more hope for change.