Fairfield Environmental Film Festival, strong movie mothers, more

HAN Arts & Leisure with Sally Sanders, Steve Coulter and the “Reel Dad,” Mark Schumann, take a look at movies, the arts and other events going on in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York — and the surrounding area. Watch this week’s episode below:


Sally and Steve talk about strong mothers on film, in honor of Mother's Day.

Later, Mary Hogue, chair of the Fairfield Earth Day Committee joins Sally and Steve to talk about this weekend's Fairfield Environmental Film Festival.

The Fairfield Environmental Film Festival will premieres Thursday, May 5 and run until Saturday, May 7, at Sacred Heart University’s Martire Business and Communications Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield.

Sponsored by Fairfield Earth Day Committee, Bigelow Tea, and Sacred Heart’s Film and Television Master’s Program, the event will feature documentary films exploring a variety of environmental subjects — from water and air quality to energy issues and the importance of diversity in species, to the history of environmentalism. Filmed around the world, they address global issues, yet all turn the conversation back to how each person can make a difference locally.

The FEFF schedule is as follows:

  • The Wisdom to Survive Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m. (Opening night reception)

  • This Changes Everything Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

  • Trashed Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m.

  • A Fierce Green Fire, Saturday, May 7, at 6 p.m.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

For more information and to preview films go to fairfieldearthday.wordpress.com/film-festival/