The New World F.e.s.t. Announces Line-up Of Top Eco Films
Major Award-Winning Documentaries to be Screened at Three-Day, Outdoor Eco-Festival on Santa Monica Beach.
- Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) August 11, 2011 - Producers have announced an impressive environmentally-charged film line-up for October's The New World F.E.S.T. (www.thenewworldfest.com), a large-scale, outdoor eco-festival and exposition held just steps from the sand in Santa Monica, CA from October 7 through October 9. Films screenings will take place in a specially created Eco-Theater, and will include such powerful works as Oscar®-winner "The Cove" and Sundance winner "Fuel" plus "Dirt! The Movie," "Vanishing of the Bees," "Save the Farm" and the newly released "Freedom."
"We're thrilled to be able to screen such an incredible array of high-quality and important films," says event producer Kacy Palmieri of Live Green Enterprises. "Our hope is that these films will both offer insight to important issues, as well as inspire those in attendance to get more involved."
As the Oscar®-winner for Best Feature Documentary, "The Cove" embarks on an undercover mission to a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan to expose brutal environmental crimes. "Vanishing of the Bees," narrated by Ellen Page, explores the mystery behind the disappearance of honey bees and its devastating consequences on our ecosystem. "Dirt! The Movie," narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, digs into the economic, social, environmental and political impact of soil and how modern industrial pursuits have disregarded this important link to life. And from the filmmakers of "Fuel" comes the just released "Freedom" which explores the role that Ethanol plays as a homegrown alternative fuel and features an eclectic array of personalities from internationally acclaimed author Deepak Chopra to singer/songwriter Jason Mraz - who also scored the film.
Also to be screened at The New World F.E.S.T. is "The Meatrix" and "Rock the Boat," the premier of "Cut, Poison, and Burn," award-winning shorts that include "Metamorphosis" and "The Majestic Plastic Bag" and three shorts that were created with funding by the City of Santa Monica - "A Tale of Two Carrots," "The Value of Trees" and "Net Zero Energy."
Most films will receive multiple screenings, and also feature live commentary by filmmakers and others involved in the original productions. Schedules of screenings will be posted on The New World F.E.S.T. website.
The New World F.E.S.T. is a celebration of eco-friendliness and forward-thinking science and technology which will encompass nearly 100,000 square feet of outdoor space and feature over 150 exhibitors and six entertainment stages. With the Pacific Ocean serving as backdrop, audiences will enjoy live music, natural cooking workshops, and innovative product demonstrations, as well as a full line-up of lectures and seminars, panel discussions and symposiums led by prominent eco-leaders, and family entertainment. The F.E.S.T. will feature a sustainable art exhibition, a 'spiritual oasis' with healing techniques and yoga classes, healthy food and beverage from top LA-area food purveyors, and futuristic technology ranging from virtual reality to robots.
The New World F.E.S.T. is being held at Santa Monica Beach Parking Lot 5-South - 2600 Barnard Way, South of the Santa Monica Pier at the intersection of Ocean Park and the beach. Dates and hours for the event are Friday, October 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adult admission is $12; children (14 and under) and seniors (60 and over) are $8 and infant and toddlers are free. Admission includes all music, speakers, seminars, films, stage activities and access to all exhibits.
Additional information on The New World F.E.S.T. can be found at www.thenewworldfest.com or by calling (855) 500-FEST (3378). Media requests may be directed to Todd Fraser at 310-278-2630 or tf ( @ ) frasergroup dot net.