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Award-winning Documentary "A Plastic Ocean" To Screen In Ship Bottom

originally published: 09/02/2017

Award-winning Documentary "A Plastic Ocean" To Screen In Ship Bottom

(SHIP BOTTOM, NJ) -- A screening of A Plastic Ocean will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Ship Bottom Fire House. This is an award-winning documentary that uncovers the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the ocean’s surface in an effort to raise public awareness about our overuse of plastics and how we can reverse this devastating epidemic.  Several organizations will take part in an informative pollution solutions tabling session from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, followed by the screening.

Clean Ocean Action and the Lighthouse International Film Festival are collaborating with local groups including: Alliance for a Living Ocean, Garden Club of Long Beach Island, Town of Long Beach, ReClam the Bay and Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company to present this powerful film. Clean Ocean Action asks attendees to bring their own reusable beverage container to reduce litter at the event. 

More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans each year. A Plastic Ocean follows an international team of adventurers, researchers and ocean ambassadors on a mission around the globe. This award-winning documentary shows the disastrous effects of our disposable lifestyle on marine life and the consequences for human health. CAUTION: The tragic images of suffering and dying wildlife are disturbing and may not be appropriate for children.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world, documenting the global effects of plastic pollution and introducing workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.   

Clean Ocean Action (COA) obtained screening rights to the film and is partnering with regional groups to highlight this chronic problem and to inform citizens about how they can be the solution to pollutionThe screening is made possible by the generous support of the Marta Heflin Foundation.



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Following the film there will be an informative solutions-based panel discussion and Q&A. Some of the topics that will be addressed in the discussion include the following: green consumerism, reducing single use plastics, recycling, stewardship, local ordinances, state legislative proposed bills, and political leadership.

The event is five dollars ($5), but free to Lighthouse International Film Society ( LIFS) Members, first responders, educators, and students. Purchase your ticket for this event at: www.lighthousefilmfestival.org

In the coming months, further opportunities to attend a showing will be available, as COA has plans to show the film in New York City, and elsewhere in New Jersey. Dates and locations will be confirmed shortly, so please refer to COA’s website at www.cleanoceanaction.org for further information. Also, save the date for the Clean Ocean Action Fall Beach Sweeps on October 21, 2017. 

The Ship Bottom Fire House is located at 2006 Central Avenue in Ship Bottom, New Jersey.





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(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Morris Museum brings back a film series from Exhibition on Screen beginning on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 with the feature film Degas: A Passion for Perfection.  Two additional films will also be shown: Young Picasso, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and Rembrandt on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  All films will be screened at 7:30pm in the Bickford Theatre.  
A Look At New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019
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Event calendar
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018


MUSIC

PROJECT/OBJECT @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

JERRY BLAVAT @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 12:00pm

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

BRIAN FALLON @ Crossroads (Garwood), Garwood - 8:00pm

The Irish Tenors Holiday Celebration @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:30pm

BREAKING BENJAMIN @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 7:00pm







THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Hudson Theatre Works presents "And My True Love Gave To Me" @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 8:00pm


FILM

On the Map @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm


MISC

Holiday Open Mic Night! @ Black Box Performing Arts Center, Teaneck - 7:30pm

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