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April 4, 2007 at 12:13 pm 21 comments

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  • 1. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Gore’s seminal film; site also a pretty good resource center:

    An Inconvenient Truth movie


  • 2. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Who Killed the Electric Car? movie

    Film to be shown April 16, 6 PM at the American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway – concluding film in the Chesapeake Sustainable Alliance’s Sustainable Film Series.



    Movie is really great as a film; works well as a murder-mystery & is a very compelling, fun & entertaining enviro docu-drama. Really comprehensive, impressive resource website too.


  • 3. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    The Corporation film


    Film discusses problems with globalization, externalization, and its effect on the environment; queries how businesses can get beyond this & move toward environmental sustainability.

    Free teacher resources avaiilable on the site.

  • 4. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Maryland Film Fest 2007

    May 3-6

    Baltimore, MD


    Stay tuned for film schedule

    Open for submissions every year (deadline was 2/16/07 postdate), very modest submission fee.

  • 5. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    DC Environmental Film Festival

    Held throughout different venues in Washington, DC in March every year.


  • 6. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Environmental Law Film Festival & Award Ceremony

    In March each year at the U of Maryland in Baltimore:

    Professor Percival’s Environmental Law class has an unusual assignment: pick an environmental issue they care about and make a short documentary film about it. Each year students in the class have formed small groups to produce some remarkable films.


  • 7. lanoue  |  April 4, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    An earth scientist, human geographer, humanities faculty member, student and chair of the economics dept. at UMBC will host a response to Al Gore’s film on Monday, April 9 from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Library 7th floor. Open to the public. http://www.umbc.edu/mosaic for more details. Please come!

    Patricia La Noue
    Interdisciplinary Studies

  • 8. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, (410) 276-1651, does great exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, artist residencies, kids art. ed. and way more in a cool art center in a 1930 movie theater. Plus our bar recycles! Alot of the work we present is tied to local social justice issues.

    For full events calendar & movie screenings, go to: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/eventIndex.asp?ID=5

  • 9. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Shoot your own “green” film locally!

    Creative Alliance at the Patterson (previous entry), 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, (410) 276-1651, currently has Final Cut Pro G4 video/ film editing equipment available at special low introductory rates for certain of its members.

    And, within the next year, Creative Alliancemm (CAmm) will rent film and video and other editing equipment at low cost to its members.

    For details:



  • 10. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Maryland Film Office

    Coordinates film production issues in Maryland. Full-service pre-production research and production office. Various casting and job lists. Searchable location database. Free Maryland Film Production Guide available online or in print.


  • 11. loisgreencity  |  May 24, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    CAmm Cage and Media Lab GRAND OPENING TO-DO!

    Creative Alliance at the Patterson
    3134 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore Maryland 21224

    Phone: 410-276-1651

    Fri Jun 1 7-9pm
    Free! Reservations required. Call or email Phil@creativealliance.org or 410-276-1651 x 213.
    Join CAmm founders Scott Kecken, George Figgs, Skizz Cyzyk, Julia Nicholl, Lee Boot and Steve Frantz to celebrate Baltimore’s newest, fabulous film resource! The Cage and Media Lab offer below-market rates on rental equipment and expanded workshop and filmmaker support. Rub elbows with industry movers and shakers–Jack Gerbes, MD Film Office, Jed Dietz, MD Film Fest, and Skizz Cyzyk, MDFF & MicroCineFest—and get a first peek at our gear! Ribbon cutting and champagne toast! Video installations by “Cage Czar” Phil Davis, Jimmy Joe Roche (Wham City), and Mark Brown (Are We Not Men). DJ Amanda Otto (Reaction, Palace of Wonders, Charm City Soul Club) spins 60’s psychedelia, northern soul stompers, and foreign garage greats! VJ Jon Corun (AV CLUB, Fletchers) mixes video on-the-fly. CAmm coupons for future rentals/wkshps for all! Hors d’oeuvres & champagne toast. Cash bar. 7-9pm, FREE! Reservations required. Call or email Phil@creativealliance.org or 410-276-1651 x 213.

  • 12. loisgreencity  |  June 6, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    June summer free Film Fest in Herring Run Park:

    Two weekends: June 8-9, June 15-16, dusk

    For more info:


  • 13. loisgreencity  |  June 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    MSN’s and TreeHugger’s “Green Theatre” contest:

    Submit a 1-2 minute video in which you answer the question “What are you doing in your own backyard to help fight climate change?” Submission deadline is June 23rd.

    Prize is five pairs of tickets, along with air travel and lodging, to a Live Earth concert to be held July 7th at London’s Wembley Stadium. More than 100 performers are scheduled to appear, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Snoop Dogg, Melissa Etheridge, the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Duran Duran, Korn, Pharrell, the Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

    Proceeds will create a foundation to combat climate change led by The Alliance for Climate Protection, which is chaired by Al Gore.

    More info at: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/msn_treehugger.php

  • 14. loisgreencity  |  June 8, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    SceneWon Global Film contest from “Global-Cool”
    Contest Deadline June 30th

    Scenewon is offering all videoheads the chance to make clips on topical themes with a £10k prize pool for the best clips and other prizes for best reviews and top
    ten all voted for by YOU!

    At the start of each competition the theme will be announced and then its down to you to come up with a great theme around this. Be it live action, animation, or some
    crazy hybrid that has never been seen we want all your orginal clips.

    A simple technical checklist is available to ensure the clip is suitable for upload.

    Good luck and get filming!!


  • 15. loisgreencity  |  June 14, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Free Flicks on the Hill for Summer, Thursdays, 9 PM- on

    Starting June 21- Aug 9

    (Free outdoor summer movies at Federal Hill behind the American Visionary Arts Museum)

    For film schedule: http://www.avam.org/cgi-bin/Events.cgi

  • 16. loisgreencity  |  June 22, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Think green isn’t cool? Check out the Natural Resource Defense Council’s hip new website, http://www.itsyournature.org/

    View :”cool green” videos, songs, blog posts, and more!

    Also see the “About Us” page to see why NRDC calls itself the nation’s “most effective environmental action organization.”


  • 17. loisgreencity  |  July 12, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Starbucks signs up to promote “green” movie –

    6/28/07 Washington Post article


  • 18. loisgreencity  |  July 12, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    “Black Gold” official site, plus trailer, some reviews, Blog entries and interview –

    Movie is a hard-hitting critique of the global coffee industry – esp exploitation of coffee farmers






  • 19. loisgreencity  |  July 12, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    Starbucks signs up to promote “green” movie “Arctic Tale”
    6/29/07 Reuters News article


  • 20. loisgreencity  |  July 31, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Submit YOUR video to Visit My Baltimore –

    YOU could win $2,0007!

    Contest ends SEPTEMBER 4, 2007.

    Hurry– don’t miss your chance to BE A BMORE STAR!


    Also see featured “Chimp” Video from Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (Druid Hill) (feature may change by the time you log on)

  • 21. Red10  |  October 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Any translations that are performed in such machines must take place at the level of the root device bus. ,


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