Romance wasn’t the only amore in the Alachua air on February 14th this year. At the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Suites, film fans and environmental enthusiasts gathered to celebrate a different kind of love: a passion for sustainability.
The sixth annual three-day Cinema Verde Festival offered audiences the chance to experience 40 different short and full-length films focused on sustainability and environmental issues. Question and answer sessions with directors and producers followed several films. With topics ranging from food chains and climate change to tar sands and female war veterans, there was no shortage of topics of interest to the local Gainesville community.