Friends in Focus Movie Nights
December 2013 to March 2014 Schedule
Sanctuary Friends Foundation Presents Friends in Focus Film Series at Marathon Power Squadron Building, 52nd Street Marathon
Doors open at 6:30, Free Popcorn, Drinks Available for a small donation, Movie starts at 7 p.m.
Dec 17th Private Life Of Deer
Whitetailed deer seem to be always around us, whether they’re grazing alongside our roadways, feasting on plants in our backyards or darting into the woods, though these “neighbors” do like to protect their privacy. While other species may be negatively impacted by human development, it is just the opposite for the whitetails. The Private Life of Deer looks at how these wild deer interact with one another, and how they adapt to living in a suburban environment. Preview
Jan 7th When Dolphins Cry
Hardy Jones takes us back into the deep, blue sea as spectators to one of the most amazing shows on earth! Watch, as Japan’s dolphins jump, spin and play like ocean ballerinas. But life is not all fun for these beautiful mammals, they are under constant threat from traditional Japanese fishermen who have been hunting dolphins for generations. Will Hardy and his team be able to intervene to stop this practice? Preview
Jan 21st Do The Math
This movie follows the trip of 350.org about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge of the fossil fuel industry. Preview
Feb 4 Otter 501
Follows the life of a stranded baby sea otter. Preview
Feb 18 Double Feature: Shark Reef / Scourge of the Lionfish
Shark Reef documents the Shark Fin trade and conservation areas.
Scourge of the Lionfish identifies the invasive species to the Atlantic and Caribbean — aggressive, no predators, prolific breeders and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. A few escaped from an aquarium, probably in Florida, probably in the 1980s, and they are now in their millions: all over the Caribbean and up and down the Atlantic coasts of North and South America, doing immense damage to native fish species. The Pacific lionfish has become the world’s worst marine alien invasion. Diving in the Bahamas to help researchers clear lionfish from reefs; sitting down to a lionfish dinner in the Yucatan; and joining a lionfish-only fishing derby in Florida, Carl Safina finds out how people are fighting back.
March 4 Cape Spin!
Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America’s most scandalous clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.’s first offshore windfarm…But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric ‘revolutionary’ soundtrack, Cape Spin is “a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy”. “It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment.”
March 18th TBA