Party for the Planet
Aligning with their aim to create engaging experiences that make room for storytelling that inspires audiences to get outside, push boundaries and protect the environment, EarthX Film will present Party for the Planet, an evening of film, discussion and music from 7 to 9 p.m., September 8, at Downtown Cowtown in the Isis Theater, in Fort Worth. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Abraham Alexander, a Fort Worth native, will open with a short acoustic performance and perform a full set with his band later in the evening.
A screening of Batsies, a short film from director Liz Unger (Tigre Gente) and co-producer Ben Masters (Deep in the Heart) will kick off the filmic portion of the evening. It addresses the threat of wind turbines to the Texas bat population. 4DWN, follows a Dallas-based, mission-driven community hub at the unique intersection of skate culture and regenerative farming. The Blackcountry Journal showcases breathtaking footage and an iconic soundtrack alongside the story of a skier contemplating his connection to the mountains through art, jazz and Black culture.
A conversation with filmmakers and subjects from the films discussing the nuance and importance of climate storytelling will be moderated by EarthX Film’s Laura Shaunette. EarthX Film Festival Director Hayley Nenadal for Party for the Planet says, “We believe in the importance of environmental storytelling, and are excited to bring these three short films to Fort Worth for the first time.”
The EarthX Film mission is to build an annual flagship environmental film festival in Dallas and a year-round community that supports film, music, culture and the outdoors. They promote film and the art of storytelling in a way that entertains, informs and inspires audiences to get outside, push boundaries and protect the environment, reaching beyond the choir with the environmental conversation.