Cinema Verde and Paynes Prairie State Preserve will present a viewing of Play Again, a film about kids whose lives are immersed in technology getting out to the woods. We’ve selected this film as a complement to the local appearances of Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, at and Prairie Creek Lodge (Oct. 8) and Santa Fe College (Oct. 9).
Teachers, parents and students may be especially interested in this film: 7-9:30 p.m., Satuday October 15. 2011 at Paynes Prairie Visitor’s Center, 100 Savannah Blvd. at Paynes Prairie State Preserve. South of Gainesville off US 441. Look for the park sign on the east side of 441. Be advised that it takes 20 – 30 minutes to travel through the park to the Visitor’s Center, so please plan to arrive early! There are displays and area walkways to explore before the film begins.
Free park admission for film goers! Suggested donation for the film $5 – $7; free film for campers!
Get your tickets in advance:
“At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, Play Again explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?
This moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. Play Again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.”