Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center Screenings
The Newport Beach Film Festival has partnered with the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, located in Orange County’s premiere nature preserve the Upper Newport Bay, to bring Orange County a stellar program featuring eye-opening and thought-provoking environmental documentaries. Reflecting the Muth Interpretive Center’s goals of conservation and education, our screenings held at the Muth Center seek to disseminate the urgent messages of these films amongst our community.
Muth Center Screenings Lineup:
Watershed- Thursday, January 24th at 7pm
Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.
As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, WATERSHED introduces hope.
Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?
Switch- SCREENED October 4
What does the future of energy really hold? Join energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker on a spectacular global adventure to find out. Dr. Tinker explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. He gets straight answers from the people driving energy today. International leaders of government, industry, and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic.
Blues Planet: Sounds – SCREENED July 19
With the recent 2010 Gulf oil spill in Mexico, increased environmental awareness has taken a new tone and voie in the South. In response to the disaster, renowned marine life artist and environmentalist Wyland launches the Wyland Blues Project in an attempt to generate concern and conversation through the usage of the Blues. Accordingly the film explores and advocates the need to improve human society’s relationship with the surrounding ecosystems.
Watch for more updates on our upcoming Muth Center Screenings.