“Rebels With A Cause” Film & Panel

This Friday and Saturday, October 18th & 19th, CFE will participate in a panel discussion following the movie “Rebels With A Cause” during the film’s opening weekend at Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford.


“Rebels With A Cause” celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Fate National Recreation Area.  With California’s rapid population rise in the 1950s, the California coast seemed destined to follow the prevalent pattern of suburban development.  But, these rebels changed the fate of the land.  Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today.  Directed by Nancy Kelly and narrated by Frances McDormand, the film features several founders of the Trust for Public Land and other prominent conservationists from the San Francisco Bay area.

Following each screening, there will be a panel discussion with environmental leaders working to protect open space here in Connecticut, such as the 1,000-acre coastal forest called The Preserve and other priceless habitat gems around the state.

Friday’s panel includes: Don Strait, President and CEO of Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound; Kate Brown, Project Manager of The Trust for Public Land; Producer Nancy Kelly (via Skype).

Saturday’s panel includes: Roger Reynolds, Legal Director, Connecticut Fund for the Environment; Alicia Betty, State Director of The Trust for Public Land’s State; Amy Paterson, Executive Director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council.

A big thank you to Real Art Ways for hosting the film and panel!  This weekend’s events start at 5:25pm at the Cinema, located at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.  And “Rebel With A Cause” will be running from the 18th-24th, all at 5:25pm.

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