Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More CIFF Films to check out

You will be enchanted by Herb & Dorothy Vogel. And even more enchanting is the art collection they have amassed since their first purchase in the early 1960's. A labor of love, the collected works now number thousands of pieces (enough to fill our five moving vans when transported to Washington D.C's National Gallery of Art in 1992) and are, perhaps, the most comprehensive representation of New York-generated modern and contemporary art in the world, especially when you consider their limited means. Herb was a postal worker and sometimes art student and painter; Dorothy worked as a librarian...
Watch the trailer here.
Friday March 27th @ 7:15 PM.

These inspiring films portray young people working for a greener tomorrow. THE ROAD AHEAD tells about the Green Long March project in China, where hundreds of enthusiastic university students fanned out across the disparate geographic regions of China to spread the good word of environmental awareness. HOMEGROWN features an ultimate green family on the other side of the world, the Dervaeses of Pasadena, California. This enterprising father and his three adult children have built a working farm on their city plot of land, and they are almost completely self-sustaining. They harvest 6,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables yearly, both for their own consumption and to sell to local restaurants.
This film is preceded by the screening of The Road Ahead: The First Green Long March.
Thursday March 26th @ 2:00 PM
Sunday March 29th @ 4:40 PM