Genesee Community College Earth Club Sponsors Eco-Movie Night Series

Monday night is movie night at Genesee Community College this semester. The Earth Club is again sponsoring a series of eco-movies scheduled for each Monday evening at 5:30 pm in the Student Union Room S103. The movies are free and open to the public.

The ten-week series will feature the following films (schedule subject to change):

• January 29 - Medicine Man (1992) starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco. An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is conducting research in the Amazon jungle as bulldozers close in on the area.

• February 5 - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004). The true story of a homeless musician and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots.

• February 12 - Waterworld (1995) starring Kevin Costner and Chaim Girafi. Traveller helps a woman and girl seek land in a futuristic sea-covered Earth after the polar ice caps have melted.

• February 19 – DUMA (2005) starring Alex Michaeletos and Campbell Scott. An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

• February 26 – Kestrel’s Eye (1999). Documents a season in the life of a family of European Kestrels.

• March 5 – Eight Below (2006) starring Paul Walker and Bruce Greenwood. Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

• March 19 – Into Thin Air (1997) starring Peter Horton and Christopher McDonald. Re-creates the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996.

• March 26 – FernGully (1992). The magical inhabitants of a rainforest called FernGully fight to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

• April 2 – An Inconvenient Truth (2006) starring Al Gore. A documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

• April 9 – A Civil Action (1999) starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste; a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

The Genesee Community College Earth Club helps raise environmental awareness within the campus community. The club demonstrates how simple and effective it is to beautify and preserve our planet’s resources.

“Our series of films appropriately leads up to our second annual ECO-Fest, a fun-filled family event that recognizes and honors Earth Day and our environment,” Donna Rae Sutherland, associate director of Genesee’s Marketing Communications department and co-advisor to the College’s Earth Club. “This year ECO-Fest is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th and we are already meeting and planning another terrific community event.”

For more information contact Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 x6616 or email: