We are taking a day off of our Amsterdam Diaries posts to shift our focus to the One Earth Film Festival.
Please note the shop will be closing today at 6pm instead of our usual 7pm.
Who hasn’t gotten sucked into binge-watching documentaries on Netflix? Imagine if your binge-watching happened at locations all over Chicago like a scavenger hunt and connected you with people in your community–well that’s basically the One Earth Film Festival.
Prioritizing accordingly, the shop will be closing an hour early at 6pm on Wednesday March 8th instead of our normal 7. We’ll be heading down to Hyde Park for the One Earth Film Festival screening of Power To The Pedals which starts at 7pm.
Please consider this an open invite to ride along with us. We will meet at The Shop and depart promptly at 6pm. Not that we had to tell you, but we’ll be riding at a slow and relaxed pace (it builds up an appetite for movie watching).
One Earth Film Festival’s been running for six years, gracing Chicago roughly every spring with a series of movies- usually documentaries-of an environmentally conscious nature. There’s usually a bike-related movie or two on the schedule, gotta love that. More generally, OEFF just happens to combine three things we’re big nerds about: bikes, environmental issues, and Chicago!
Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $4. I’d advise booking a ticket in advance as it could sell out. They will also be screening Food Frontiers on March 8th. Each film is roughly 30 minutes long and there will be a discussion with the filmmakers and producers afterwards.
If you can’t make it on the 8th, I highly recommend checking out the other screenings which are all over the city and nearby burbs. The One Earth Film Festival runs from March 3rd through the 12th.