“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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Help Keep Alachua County Beautiful

Keep Alachua County Beautiful needs volunteers for the Great American Cleanup. Together with our fellow Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in other cities and states, we will engage community volunteers in a half day of picking up litter, renewing parks, planting trees and flowers, beautifying neighborhoods, and removing debris from waterways. Your organization can make a […]

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Canadian Documentary Filmmaker Goes Missing While Diving Off Florida Keys

A canadian documentary filmmaker and experienced diver whose credits include “Sharkwater,” an examination of the global shark-hunting trade that won multiple awards at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, has gone missing while diving off the Florida Keys… Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, was reported missing at around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the […]

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8th Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival Feb. 9-12

Contact: Trish Riley
Cell phone: 352.327.3560
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival will be held February 9-12 at the historic Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The eighth annual festival will feature 45 films from all over the world […]

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100 Short Stories, At The Hippodrome Cinema |Cinema Verde

Cinema Verde 2017:  February 9 – 12 @ The Hippodrome Cinema
(Canada, 68 min) Directed by Neal Livingston – A collage ranging from the serious to the humorous. This original and engaging documentary tackles opinions regarding governance, public policy, and questions what are sound ideas socially, environmentally. and culturally in today’s society. It’s about predatory capitalism, renewable […]

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Four Ways You Can Help Cinema Verde

By: Veronica Quesenberry
The environment needs your help, and there are ways you can stand up for it. You can defend the environment by promoting awareness of environmental sustainability, climate change and spreading the message of going green by contributing to the Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival. Here’s a quick list of ways you […]

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Celebrate Cinema Verde’s 8th Anniversary!


By: Veronica Quesenberry

Happy Anniversary, Cinema Verde and Green Drinks! The Cinema Verde Film Festival crew will be hosting an anniversary party next Wednesday. Come celebrate December 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Curia off the Drag.

In addition to the Cinema Verde and Green Drinks’ 8th anniversary celebration, the film list and trailers […]

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Best of the Fests Awards Cinema Verde Most Sustainable Film Festival Award

By: Veronica Quesenberry
Cinema Verde has been name Most Sustainable Film Festival at Best of the Fests!
Trish Riley attended the award ceremony in Santa Barbara just before Thanksgiving to receive the beautiful award. Riley, founding Director of Cinema Verde and local Green Drinks, said that Quentin Tarantino presented an award for Lifetime Achievement to actor […]

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Join Cinema Verde for #GivingTuesday

By: Veronica Quesenberry

Take this #GivingTuesday to help Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival share the stories of our planet through film. #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that serves as a day for people to donate to activist groups and causes to kick off the charitable season.

The Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival […]

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Potluck, Awards, and BOBO Auction

December 1st, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Annual Awards Potluck Dinner
and Buy One Bring One Auction

Plus, a brief but important PSA from Alachua County
Commissioner Mike Byerly on Upcoming Stormwater Issues

Bring a dish to share, wine or beer if you wish, and your own eating and drinking utensils.  We will supply non-alcoholic drinks and desserts. This year, […]

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Mindful Money: How your grocery shopping affects the environment

By: Stephanie Cornwell
It is not uncommon for people to want to change the world. We all say that we want to leave the world a better place than how we found it, but what exactly does that mean? I think Gandhi got it right when he said that we must be the change we want […]

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Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival 2017

By: Veronica Quesenberry

Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival is presenting its eighth annual film festival on February 9 to 12, 2017. A new year and a new film festival is accompanied by its original founder and curator, Trish Riley. Trish Riley is the director of Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival in addition […]

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Nov 10-19 Come Hear Veterans Tell Their Stories

Telling: Gainesville

Five veterans come together to tell their stories and openly discuss what it means to have served their country and to now live as veterans in the USA.

With first hand accounts of a soldier’s life in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, in-depth insights into the difficulties of returning home, and a post-show discussion, this project […]

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Tour the UF Architecture Archives with Gainesville Modern!

Tour the UF Architecture Archives!

Sunday November 6th
UF Library East, next to Smathers Library
Gainesville Modern and Docomomo-Florida invite you to tour the University of Florida Architecture Archives that now houses a Gainesville Modern collection. Participants will have the opportunity to view drawings and other materials on local residences and buildings by Alfred Browning Parker, William Morgan, […]

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PotLuck and Double Feature Tuesday!!!

Join us for Cinema Verde Meets Green Drinks Gainesville!
We will meet Tuesday, November 1st, at 6 PM for a
double feature movie and potluck dinner!
Come and enjoy!! Michael Moore and Leonardo DiCaprio films speak to our times… Cinema Verde is hosting a double feature; Michael Moore in Trumpland and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood ! We’re […]

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Meet the Filmmaker July 6!!!!

Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde

Hello, Friends
Happy Summer! At our May meeting many members said they’d be traveling over the summer, so we agreed to pause with our monthly screenings for a few months, so we have NOT planned a Green Drinks meeting for June… then along came a film we just can’t pass up, so: […]

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Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic

StandByOurPlan Rally and Picnic Sunday, May 22nd, 3-6p.m.
Food and drinks will be provided at outdoor picnic.
Seating is limited so please bring a chair.
via Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic.

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Bernie Sanders @Gainesville, FL Thursday!

Sanders to speak at rally on UF campus

By Cindy Swirko Staff writer, Gainesville Sun
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:32 PM
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, who has especially energized college students to his campaign, will speak at the University of Florida at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Grant Schwab of Progressive Gators and Alachua County Wants Bernie Sanders said the […]

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Cinema Verde Highlights: Be a Part of the Future!

Cinema Verde 2015 Highlights
Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival had an outstanding sixth year in 2015… JOIN US NOW for CINEMA VERDE 2016!

– We added “International” to our title by receiving and screening films from all over the world

– Presented 43 films, 15 directors, 15 musical acts during the four-day festival

– Presented […]

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