City of Trees premiered in October 2015 and has toured to more than 75 film festivals, nonprofit organizations, conferences, and public agencies.

You can now stream the film online or purchase a copy to host a screening for your own organization.

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Past events

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC

    Earth Day at Anacostia Community Museum!

    In collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OMFR), and Meridian Hills Pictures, the museum recognizes Earth Day with an information display on energy conservation and re-cycling, and a screening of the short film City of Trees.  Also get a tour of the museum’s exhibition The Backyard of Derek Webster’s Imagination. Webster was a self-taught artist who used discarded materials to create sculptural figures.  Today we would say he “up-cycled” everyday objects to create art! 

    Register online or call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. 

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Department of the Environment in Upper Marlboro, MD

    PGC Sprout's CITY OF TREES Screening


    Prince George's County Department of the Environment will be having an encore showing of CITY OF TREES as part of their Brown Bag Environmental Film festival and celebration of earth month.

    The screening will take place on Friday, April 21 at 12pm! The event is OPEN to first 60 people who register. See flyer for more details.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Goucher College in Baltimore, MD

    Goucher College

    Goucher College's second screening of CITY OF TREES will be hosted by Thomas Walker, the Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Matthew Harmin, the Sustainability Coordinator.
    The environmental studies program at Goucher focuses on "the importance of social and cultural contexts in understanding and responding to environmental issues."
    Following the screening, there will be a filmmaker Q&A with CITY OF TREES producer Lance Kramer. The screening is FREE for students.
  • Friday, May 05, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    DC Ideas Festival: CITY OF TREES Screening


    DC Ideas Fest is a four-day festival featuring panel discussions, poetry, art and film. There will be presentations from local non-profits, businesses and activists leading the way on issues ranging from affordable housing to high quality after-school activities. 

    CITY OF TREES is one of the films being screened during this years festivities. This year's three main pillars are arts, innovation, and the Inclusive City.

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Moishe House Columbia Heights in Washington, DC

    Moishe House Screening


    Moishe House DC in Columbia Heights will be hosting a screening of CITY OF TREES on May 11th at 7pm. Brandon Kramer will be attending the Q&A.

    Founded in 2006, Moishe House launched when four Jewish 20-somethings began hosting Shabbat dinners in Oakland, California for their friends and networks. Fueled by enormous demand for peer-led, home-based programming from young adults and their Jewish communities, Moishe House has become the global leader of Jewish life for young adults. With 100 houses in 24 countries, Moishe House trains, supports and empowers young Jewish leaders as they create meaningful experiences in their local communities for themselves and their peers. Moishe House DC was founded in September 2006. For over a decade, Moishe House DC has brought quality programming to the area with social and cultural events. 

  • Friday, June 09, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    IDEA Public Charter School in Washington, DC

    City of Trees // Peace Fellowship Church

    Meridian Hill Pictures is honored to partner with the Peace Fellowship Church to screen CITY OF TREES at IDEA Public Charter School for the students and Deanwood community. Filmmakers Brandon and Lance Kramer and Director of Washington Parks & People, Steve Coleman, will be at the Q&A. This is a free screening. All are welcome.


  • Friday, June 16, 2017 at 09:00 PM

    Dartmouth Screening

    We're honored to screen CITY OF TREES at co-founder Lance's alma mater, Dartmouth College. Join us Friday evening, June 16th, for a screening in Loew Auditorium and Q&A with Lance after the film. Tickets to the screening are FREE and open to the public. 


  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $10.00 USD

    City of Trees Screening at The Creative Alliance

    We're excited for The Creative Alliance to screen CITY OF TREES at 7:30pm on July 12th in Baltimore! Don't miss a Q&A featuring producer Lance Kramer, and experts from Patterson Park Audubon Center and Friends of Patterson ParkCity of Trees will be preceded by the short film, "An Urban Oasis for Migratory Birds" by Patterson Park Audubon Center.

    The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process.

    For more information click here.

    To purchase tickets click here.

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    Feed & Be Fed, Urban Farm in San Pedro, CA

    Summer Outdoor Films in the Garden: "City of Trees"

    Spend Friday August 18th, in the garden with The Garden Church​ watching our award-winning documentary, CITY OF TREES. The gates open at 7:30, movie at 8:00. Discussion following. Suggested Donation of $7 per adult or $10 per family. All funds raised from the from the screening will go back into the garden to help grow more food for the local community and offer more educational programming. More info here!


    About The Garden Church: The Garden Church is re-imagining church as an interconnected organism; worshiping, loving and serving together as we transform a plot of land into a vibrant urban farm and sanctuary.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM


    The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens will be hosting a screening of CITY OF TREES on Wednesday, September 13th! This event is open to the public and will feature a panel discussion following the film. 

    About the National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens: The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens was formed in 2010, the Co-Founder Courtney Stewart was mentoring previously incarcerated individuals who had returned to the community and found themselves displaced and frustrated. Their mission is to build a strong, national network of returning citizens who support each others successful reintegration to their communities.

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