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The 4th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival begins Thursday, May 24th and concludes Sunday, May 27th, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven.

This year’s Opening Night Event features the new documentary LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST. In this documentary, Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking feature challenges our current way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, their unintended consequences and the changes we need to make to our psychology, and way of being, in order to solve the ecological crises we have brought upon ourselves as a result of our primitive thoughts and desires. Actor/Narrator Jeff Bridges is scheduled to appear via video message and a pre-screening reception begins at 6:30pm with David Hannon playing Jazz Piano.

Some other special events at the 4th Annual MV Environmental Film Festival include: OCEAN WARRIORS: CHASING THE THUNDER with Producer Katie Carpenter, the MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards, LOVE AND BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY with David Casselman, a special Youth Event with Vineyard Conservation Society, and THE FARTHEST with Executive Producer Josh Rubin.

Special Guests Include: Actor Jeff Bridges (video message for LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST), Actor Pierce Brosnan (video message for Youth Event), Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary Founder David Casselman, Katie Carpenter (Producer, CHASING THE THUNDER), and Josh Rubin (Executive Producer, THE FARTHEST). Community collaborations with Polly Hill Arboretum, Island Grown Gleaning, Island Grown Initiative, and others.

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