2017 Environmental Film Festival at Princeton Public Library

20 acclaimed films with filmmakers and other speakers presented over seven days. 

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival opens Monday, March 27, and runs through Sunday, April 2. Now in its 11th year, the award-winning festival features a lineup of 20 acclaimed films with filmmakers and other speakers presented over seven days. Films and additional programs are scheduled both during the day and in the evening at the library, on the Princeton University campus and at the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Under the direction of Susan Conlon and Kim Dorman, the festival has grown over the years but remains true to its original focus on films with local as well as regional and international relevance.

Films featured this year include “The Islands and the Whales” on Monday, March 27; “Death by a Thousand Cuts” on Tuesday, March 28; “Red Power Energy” and “Catching the Sun” on Wednesday, March 29; “One Big Home” on Thursday, March 30; “The Land Beneath Our Feet,” “Birds of May” (New Jersey premiere) and a student screening of “April and the Extraordinary World” on Friday, March 31; “The Eagle Huntress,” “A Plastic Ocean” and “The Pine Barrens” (a unique performance edition with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra) on Saturday, April 1; “In Pursuit of Silence,” “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” and “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” on Sunday, April 2, the closing day of the festival.

In addition to the films, the festival will offer a panel discussion, “Investing in Community” with a screening of the short film “Small Business Across America” on Tuesday, March 28; Amitav Ghosh, author of “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable” on Thursday, March 30; and Travis Gale and Wallaby Tales in a program for children and families on Saturday, April 1.

Through the generosity of festival sponsors Church & Dwight Co. Inc., The Whole Earth Center of Princeton, Princeton Environmental Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the Princeton Garden Theatre and the Friends of the Princeton Public Library, all PEFF screenings and events are free.

For a complete list of festival films, programs and speakers, see www.princetonlibrary.org/peff.