St. Augustine EcoCinema
Four Tuesdays in 2011: May 11, June 15, Aug. 17 and Oct. 19 | 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host a free film series, St. Augustine EcoCinema, with four screenings of documentaries about the environment on May 11, June 15, Aug. 17 and Oct. 19, 2021.
Each screening will be held on a Tuesday and will begin at 7 p.m. The films will be followed by a question-and-answer session with local experts. All screenings are free and open to the public, with free parking at the Amphitheatre.
The film series is presented by the Amphitheatre’s Green Hands Initiatives, in partnership with the St. Augustine Film Society, The Golden Way and Beaches Go Green. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Maritime Creative.
The series kicks off on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, with “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an award-winning independent documentary that tells the story of a personal journey to the remote location of the Pacific garbage patch near Midway Atoll.
Part Two, June 15, will feature two documentaries addressing rising sea levels, “Sinking Cities: Miami” and “The Oldest City Underwater.” “Sinking Cities: Miami” is one of four “Sinking Cities” episodes exploring how global cities are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather. “The Oldest City Underwater” addresses rising water levels within St. Augustine. Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser and other experts will be the evening’s panelists following the films.
“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” will be the featured documentary in Part Three of the series on Tuesday, Aug. 17. This Anthony Bourdain-produced documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. Through the eyes of chefs, audiences will see how chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. "Wasted!" explains how food waste contributes to climate change and shows how each of us can make small changes to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
The fourth and final screening will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19, with “Blue,” the stunning, intimate and grand documentary that delves deep into how industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. “Blue” is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.
Concessions and a food truck will be onsite. Socially distanced seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Masks will be required unless seated.
2021 Dates St. Augustine EcoCinema Environmental Film Series May 11 “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" June 15 Two films: "Sinking Cities: Miami" and "The Oldest City Underwater" Aug. 17 "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" Oct. 19 "Blue"
When: Four Tuesdays in 2021: May 11, June 15, Aug. 17 and Oct. 19. The Front Porch will open at 6 p.m., with the film beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.
Where: The Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine, FL 32080.
Parking Information: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located on Anastasia Island next to Anastasia State Park. Parking in the main lot will be free for this event.