presented by the Arusha Centre's Action Films
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 - 6PM
Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW)
Tickets are $10 at the door,
100% Calgary Dollars accepted (www.calgarydollars.ca for more info)
Come early for the live band "Matt Masters and the Gentlemen of the Rodeo" starting at 6PM.
The Arusha Centre’s Action Film Series brings challenging films
and performances to Calgary and links them to the individuals
and groups working here in our city. They take place on the
3rd Wed. of every month.
info about the film:
"What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common?
Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in
which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass
and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based
Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to
advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient,
off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in
eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy
state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities,
who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation,
Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site.
While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving
communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and
his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those
who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries,
Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero
of the 21st century."
Official Website: http://films.arusha.org/
Added by codytorgerson on March 13, 2008