sustainable ypsilanti movie series

Our friends at Sustainable Ypsilanti are going to be hosting a series of documentaries at the Corner Brewery (720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti) on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting April 24. (Hopefully they get the sound thing figured out a little better than I did when I set up the viewing for “Idiocracy” there.) Here’s a clip from their release:

* The POWER OF COMMUNITY will start at 7:30 PM on April 24. The film tells the story of what happened to Cuba when the embargo cut off the cheap energy source of petroleum. How did citizens create and adapt to a post-oil culture there?

* THE FUTURE OF FOOD will be shown at 7:30 on May 22. It’s gardening time again in SE Michigan. Can you trust this country’s food supply or should you just grow your own?! If you’ve been wondering why the phrase “local food” has been on everyone’s tongue lately, come see the film and find out!

* THE END OF SUBURBIA will be shown at 8:00 on June 26. The film asks, as energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream?

* If you missed AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH the first time around, come see it at 8:00 on July 24. Al Gore’s oeuvre on global warming.

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6 Comments

  1. dr. teddy glass
    Posted April 24, 2007 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    More on THE POWER OF COMMUNITY can be found here-

    http://www.communitysolution.org/cuba.html

  2. Posted April 24, 2007 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Don’t hold your breath on the sound thing, Mark — the outstanding UM Media Union equipment was planned on, but suddenly their policies for borrowing have become a lot more stringent. :-( However, we will do our best with cobbled together equipment tonight and hope to improve by the second film! Everyone will just have to plan to cuddle in real close for the sound!

  3. Posted April 29, 2007 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Actually, just wanted to say the sound system worked out GREAT. More about the film either here http://downtownypsi.org/talk/comments.php?DiscussionID=50&page=1#Item_10 –or at http://www.sustainableypsi.org

  4. mark
    Posted April 29, 2007 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear it went well, Lisa. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it.

    Do you happen to know where I could find a copy to watch? I haven’t contacted the library yet, but I did check Netfix, and apparently they don’t stock it. (I did, however, request that they start.)

  5. Posted May 28, 2007 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Hi Mark — bringing up an old topic. I am going to try to get copies of the films myself and then I’d be happy to lend them. Future of Food was also riveting (but what a terrible downer). In fact, my partner and I are considering whether we may have to begin the 100 mile eating plan full time, due to the horrors the film revealed.

    BTW, the next two films will be at 8PM, due to the west-facing windows at CB. Can you edit the times above — a bunch of attenders who arrived early mentioned your blog. THANKS for bringing people out!

  6. mark
    Posted May 28, 2007 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Lisele, thanks for offering to loan the movies. I’d be very interested. And thanks for letting me know that some of my readers have been turning out. It’s good to know that there are some real people out there in the audience who care about the same things.

    [I changed the times for the next two films.]

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