Greentopia Adds Film Festival to Annual Event

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The second annual Greentopia described by its organizers as a weeklong celebration of inspiration to reduce reuse recycle and rethink will host its first official film festival September 11-15 in Rochester New York. Greentopia | Film like the other programs within the greater Greentopia event will explore varied aspects of sustainability in our modern lives – economic environmental emotional and more – through films and events that will engage and entertain audiences on multiple levels. Film is a storytelling device unlike any other and the diverse stories being told in this year’s Greentopia | Film Festival will show audiences aspects of the world that they rarely get to see – from deep beneath the ocean to icecaps in the Arctic said Linda Moroney director and lead programmer of the film festival. Moroney a documentarian and veteran film programmer mounted a smaller-scale film event as a guest programmer at last year’s Greentopia. Greentopia | Film will kick off on September 11 with a special event Short Courses at Restaurant Good Luck 50 Anderson Ave. Rochester. Attendees will enjoy a series of four short films about food each paired with wine and original culinary creations devised by the chef and inspired by the films. The evening will also include a tour of Good Luck’s new outdoor garden supporting the concept of restaurants using sustainable local produce in their menus. The rest of the festival will include more than a dozen feature-length documentaries and short films as well as a video installation and a free children’s program presented at a creative array of theaters and non-traditional screening sites around the greater Rochester area. For a complete schedule of films venues and ticket information visit