There’s a new film festival in town and it comes with the greenest of missions—to encourage and support filmmakers who incorporate messages of conservation and sustainability into their work.
With that in mind, the inaugural Montauk Film Festival (MFF) debuts this weekend, with films screened from Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27 and an awards ceremony and closing party at George’s Lighthouse Café on Sunday, July 28.
Among the environmental films to be screened will be documentaries “Fishing for Science” and “Poisoning Paradise,” social and cultural movies “To The Sea” and “Where Have All The Mermaids Gone,” and surf and skate films “Fresh Seafood” and “Self Discovery for Social Survival.”
Films will be screened in the evenings at Theodore Roosevelt County Park (Third House), with food, ice cream and popcorn available. Moviegoers should bring picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy movies under the stars. Screenings begin at 8 p.m. During the day, the festival will screen matinees at the Montauk School and the Montauk Library, from noon to 7 p.m.
In addition to the screenings and discussions with producers and directors, renowned ecologist and author Carl Safina, and marine scientist and filmmaker Gaelin Rosenwaks will take part in a special conversation at Third House on Friday, July 26, at 8 p.m.
For a full festival schedule and to purchase tickets, visit montaukfilmfestival.org.
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