Events

Join us for several exciting EARTHxFilm pre-festival events, as well as panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, and virtual reality presentations on the weekend of April 21-23.

  • Friday, April 21
  • Saturday, April 22
  • Sunday, April 23
  • VR Lounge
Friday, April 21

EARTHxGLOBALGALA

AN EVENING THAT POWERS AND HONORS CHANGE

Event date: Friday, April 21
Event type: Gala
Time: 6 p.m.

In Partnership with Global Green & Earth Day Texas
Honorary Chair: Scott Ginsburg, Chair: Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Chair Emeritus: Trammell S. Crow

A star-studded evening will celebrate progress, hope, and innovation in a global shift toward a sustainable and secure future.
An amazing group of supporters will attend the event including Dr. Leonel Fernandez, Louie Psihoyos, Jamie Redford, Stephen Nemeth, Sylvia Earle, Jon Bowermaster and countless others.

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FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3-D (EVERY 30 MINS)

Event date: Friday, April 21
Event type: Special Screening
Event location: Texas Discovery Gardens
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Every 30 minutes we’ll screen this amazing film about butterflies. It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist’s 40-year search to unravel the mystery – where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies.

Saturday, April 22

FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES SCREENINGS 3-D (EVERY 30 MINS)

Event date: Saturday, April 22
Event type: Special Screening
Event location: Texas Discovery Gardens
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Every 30 minutes we’ll screen this amazing film about butterflies. It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist’s 40-year search to unravel the mystery – where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies.

SEED/FOOD EVOLUTION EXTENDED PANEL

Event Date: Saturday, April 22
Event Type: Panel Discussion
Time/Location: 3:30 p.m. | African American Theater

Who’s correct: heritage farmers and passionate seed-savers, or one of the world’s most dominant food companies? In this panel, Jon Betz, the director of SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY discusses his views on our diminishing seed genome and the danger that lack of diversity poses for our planet. On the other side, Oscar-Nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the director of FOOD EVOLUTION, argues in favor of GMO’S, scientific rigor and the value in separating fact from myth. You decide who’s right in this provocative panel.

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Sunday, April 23

WILD WAYS: CORRIDORS OF LIFE PANEL

Event Date: Sunday, April 23
Event Type: Screening & Panel Discussion
Time/Location: 11:00 a.m. | African American Museum Theater

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WHERE’S THE FOOD?! FILM SCREENING & PANEL

Event Date: Noon | Hall of State Theater
Event Type: Special Presentation Screening & Panel Discussion

WHERE’S THE FOOD?! is a documentary (in production) and a transmedia movement focused on creating awareness and sustainable outcomes to food deserts in Dallas by showing stories of the people and organizations taking action toward solutions as well as vignetting families affected by the issue.
DIR Beau, Ethridge, Daniel Nanasi

Join us for an EARTHxFilm Screening of scenes from WHERE’S THE FOOD! at the Hall of State Theater at noon followed by a Panel Discussion with subjects from the film.

Panelists:
Daniel Nanasi and Beau Ethridge: Directors
Directors Taylor Toyne: Community Impact Specialist with Commit! Partnership
Danaë Bibiana Gutiérrez Martínez: Operating Manager of Harvest Project
Patrick Wright: Bonton Farms Manager

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NATURE NEEDS HALF PANEL

Event Date: Sunday, April 23
Event Type: Panel Discussion
Time/Location: 12:30 p.m. | African American Museum Theater

Join filmmaker and activist James Brundige’s workshop on NATURE NEEDS HALF, a global movement to protect and interconnect half of all the planet’s ecosystems—land and water—for the good of all life on earth. Why? Because the best science and traditional wisdom show us that existing global conservation goals are far too low to maintain a healthy and prosperous planet.

Brundige and Media 186 are launching a NATURE NEEDS HALF web channel at Earth Day Texas, the first step in a bold, media-driven initiative to galvanize public audiences, conservation groups, philanthropists and governments to address the global biodiversity crisis at scale. Using film and social media for strategic impact, NATURE NEEDS HALF will promote a strikingly different relationship between people and nature to ensure a bountiful wild legacy for generations to come.

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FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3-D (EVERY 30 MINS)

Event date: Sunday, April 23
Event type: Special Screening
Event location: Texas Discovery Gardens
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Every 30 minutes we’ll screen this amazing film about butterflies. It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist’s 40-year search to unravel the mystery – where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies.

VR Lounge

Immerse yourself in environmental topics at the EARTHxFilm & Earth Day Texas VR Lounge

Free to the public; the VR Lounge in Centennial Hall will open daily
10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23.

Screening:
AMOR DE ABUELA: A GRANDMOTHER’S LOVE
ARE YOU LISTENING?
CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE
INFINITE SCUBA
OUT OF THE BLUE

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