GreenFlix – The South Carolina Green Fair Movie Night
Where: GreenFlix: Charleston Downtown Visitors Center & Bus Shed When: Saturday, September 26th, 7pm – 12?
Greenflix boasts the hot, newly released film The Botany of Desire. The apple, the tulip and marijuana are the stars of the film adaptation of journalist Michael Pollan’s best-selling book of the same name. The film takes viewers to the apple orchards of Kazakhstan, the tulip markets of Amsterdam and a medical marijuana hot house. These famous plants share histories with the human desire – for sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control over production. The developmental relationship between human beings and the plants is what Pollan calls the botany of desire. In this coevolution, Pollan argues human beings are as equally controlled as in control. “It makes just as much sense to think of agriculture as something the grasses did to people as a way to conquer the trees,” he writes. Producer and director of The Botany of Desire, Michael Schwarz has produced numerous documentary films and won several Emmy awards for his work.
Entertainment at the event will abound. Hosted by Justin Nathanson, the GreenFlix Afterparty starts immediately following the film and will also be located within the Bus Shed. The party will be include music and dance. Indulge and relax in the tropical lounges provided by Duvall Décor and Event Design while listening to the sounds of DJ Matt Blaster. A beautiful garden will be provided by the Charleston Horticultural Society. Offering a virtual video experience, OpenDome will treat guests to an immersive 360 degree tour of South Carolina’s natural beauty. Experience a representation of the film at the GreenFlix Art Walk sponsored by Charleston Art Mag.
Fresh, local, unique street fare will be available and delicious, brought to you by Street Food Mobile Kitchen and The Sprout, a Healthy Deli-Café and Juice Bar. Decadent handmade vegan raw chocolate truffles will be provided by Ulimana. On tap for drinks will be Sweetwater Beer with amazing libations by IceBox Bar service.
GreenFlix is also the culmination of the Charleston GreenFlix 60 Second Film Contest. Entries will be judged based on relevance of topic, creativity, and the strength of the filmmakers message. The top three films will be screened at the Green Fair Film Festival and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of our main feature, based on audience applause. Details on the entry process and deadlines will be coming soon.
Charleston Green Fair GreenFlix is committed to producing an event that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental responsibility. We are scrutinizing every decision as to its relative impact upon the environment.
:60 Film Contest – Stay tuned!