(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Montclair Film will present a screening of the film Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00pm at Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Ave in downtown Montclair, NJ. The event is presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey. Following the screening, producer Jill Tidman will attend a special Q&A to discuss the film, with New Jersey State Senator Nia Gill and Nature Conservancy's Trina Mallik joining to discuss New Jersey’s climate policy.
In Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, Happening: A Clean Energy Revolutionexplores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.
“We are thrilled to be working with our partners at The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey to bring Producer Jill Tidman, State Senator Nia Gill, and this timely film to our community,” said Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. “We look forward to a thought-provoking evening that can help our audience better frame and understand the challenges we face as we look to make a positive impact on our climate.”
"New Jersey is positioned to be a leader in clean energy and carbon footprint," says Trina Mallik, Climate Change and Energy Policy Manager for The Nature Conservancy's New Jersey chapter. "This screening and conversation at Montclair Film is an excellent forum to amplify the message of how we can move towards a more sustainable energy future."
Montclair Film is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that engages, entertains, and educates through the power of visual storytelling. The ninth annual Montclair Film Festival will take place from May 1-10, 2020. Montclair Film’s year-round and festival programming was made possible in 2019 through generous support from Investors Bank; Audible; Hackensack Meridian Health, Mountainside Medical Center; the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; The Bravitas Group; Ashenfelter, Slous, Trembulak, McDonough, Golia & Trevenen, LLP; Chubb; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; William H. Connolly & Co.; The Nature Conservancy; RBC Wealth Management; Partners for Health Foundation and others. Our programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, as well as the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends, and for more than 60 years, we’ve been working in New Jersey to do just that. From our historic work in land acquisition to cutting-edge research that influences global policy, The Nature Conservancy is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s biggest, most important challenges. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.