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City of Trees premiered in October 2015 and is now touring the film festival circuit. The film is also available for university and community screenings. Check out the list below and sign up for our email newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest screening info.
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CITY OF TREES will screen at the 6th annual Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City, NJ, on September 24th at 6pm. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase here.
ABOUT GOLDEN DOOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, September 22-25:
Founded in 2010 by actor Bill Sorvino and a small group of dyed in the wool Jersey Cityites. The renegade band of “old time Jersey City” residents set out on a mission to shine a light on Jersey City, New Jersey and to provide an equal platform to all filmmakers well known and otherwise. Since that time, Golden Door International Film Festival has anchored itself as a cultural focal point of Jersey City. Set with the backdrop of the beautiful New York City skyline, this four day film festival holds the opportunity for filmmakers, actors and crew to network with colleagues and share their work with the public in the heart of the NYC indie filmmaking landscape.
This year’s keynote presentation included a panel discussion after viewing the City of Trees film. We learned what sounds like a simple goal — putting people back to work by planting trees — becomes complicated by local racial tensions, a community’s distrust of outsiders, and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out. Filmed in an unflinching and compelling verité approach over the course of more than two years, CITY OF TREES thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities every day.
-Alliance for The Chesapeake Bay
The JCAST showcases the vibrant cultural landscape that is Jersey City from the Heights, to Greenville, to Downtown, to the West Side, to Bergen Lafayette and Journal Square, Support our local artists by visiting their exhibits and purchasing their work, and engage with your neighbors during one of the biggest annual art events in the region
This conference explores opportunities for collaboration between academia and social movements of all kinds to advance movements and related forms of advocacy and activism. Participants and audience members are encouraged to engage in dialogues and share insights about the concrete ways in which activists and academics can strengthen collaborative efforts to combat social inequalities and injustice, discrimination and oppression, and violations of basic human rights. T
We are honored that CITY OF TREES will screen at the 25th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Hot Springs, AR, on Friday, October 14th at 1:15pm.This notable film festival is marking its 25th anniversary of providing innovative and thought provoking films across the globe. We couldn’t more honored to in the company of excellent films and celebrate a quarter-century of critical documentaries.
Tickets are $8 and are available for purchase here.
Two days of collaboration and idea sharing geared toward helping you find new ways to strengthen your own community forest.
Whether you’re an urban forestry professional, an environmental nonprofit or an educator interested in the role of trees in our cities, we hope to see you.
"CITY OF TREES opened up a discussion about the relationship between urban residents and their parks. Can planting trees improve community engagement and participation in their own neighborhoods? Although our screening was small, it included a number of recent college graduates who are currently exploring ways to get involved in urban environmental issues. I think the film and discussion got them very interested and invested in the link between social justice and environmental sustainability in a way that a lecture or book could not."
—Jeanne Haffner, Dumbarton Oaks, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies
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We are thrilled that CITY OF TREES will screen at the 9th annual Chesapeake Film Festival in Easton, MD, on Saturday October 29th at 11:45am. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. They are available for purchase here.
About Chesapeake Film Festival, October 27th-30th:
Every year, Chesapeake Film Festival brings the finest in film to the Chesapeake Bay area. Building on a legacy of diversity and quality, Chesapeake Film Festival’s 9th annual program will sharpen its focus on stories of particular interest and care to its region and community.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.