CATCHING THE SUN
MONDAY, AUGUST 14 at 7:30 PM
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and music!
Dir. Shalini Kantayya | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 75 min.
What do civil rights activist Van Jones, an unemployed worker, a Tea Party member, and a Chinese entrepreneur have in common? They are all part of the race to lead the world into the clean energy future. Van Jones sees implementing renewable energy as a way to both solve environmental problems and transform America’s poor communities with “moon shot”-like jobs programs. The film follows him as he enters the Obama administration and is soon attacked by conservative media. Connecting the stories of people around the world who are fighting pollution and poverty with the sun’s power, this film is timely and insightful—a provocative examination of one of the most pressing issues of our age.
“A must-see film.”
– Mark Ruffalo, actor and activist
Members $5 / General Admission $10
*NEW THIS YEAR* couch seats are available for a $5 upgrade
Work on Martha's Vineyard? An Island workers discount is also available
Thank you to the screening sponsor Diana Barrett for The Fledgling Fund
Co-presented by We Stand Together / Estamos Todos Juntos!