If the Oscars left you wanting for some environmental fare, a film festival in Chicago’s western suburbs has you covered. The second annual One Earth Film Festival this weekend in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, as well as Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, will show 40 environmental films, including the award-winning documentaries Chasing Ice and Dying Green, as well as films produced by local students.
The festival is organized by Green Community Connections, a grassroots (though they call themselves a “deep-roots” group) environmental organization based in the western suburbs. (Full disclosure: A short film I co-produced showed during last year’s festival.)
Chasing Ice, which had only a limited run in Chicago last year, will be shown Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Lake Theater in Oak Park.