Join us for an informative and entertaining series of FREE film screenings and talks hosted by SMC Adjunct Professor Sheila Laffey as an extension to her course, Green Screen: Films on the Environment and Transformation. Sponsored by SMC Global Citizenship. Call 310-434-4003 for more information.

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.


Into the Wild

Screening and Talk with Actor Emile Hirsch

Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn, is an Oscar-nominated film based on the true-life adventure of a young man who hiked across North America into the Alaskan wilderness to find meaning in his life.

Mon, March 2 | 3 p.m. | Free
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180


Hawai’i Eco Stories: We All Need the Forest and In the Middle of the Sea

Screenings and Talk with Producer Sheila Laffey and Students from SMC’s Childhood Educators Club

Two short films used in schools in Hawaii. We All Need the Forest is the story of a boy who meets the Spirit of the Forest and discovers ancient principles that help heal his ailing grandfather. In the Middle of the Sea tells the tale of two youngsters taken on a magical journey on a Hawaiian mountain, where they discover why Hawaii harbors such a rich diversity of plants and animals.

Mon, March 30 | 3 p.m. | Free CANCELED
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180


Love Thy Nature

Film Screening, Talk, and Nature Therapy Outing with Director Sylvie Rokab

Narrated by Liam Neeson and winner of 26 awards, Love Thy Nature explores how humans have lost touch with the natural world, and takes us on a journey to discover how a connection to nature is key to our personal health and that of our planet.

Mon, April 6 | 3 p.m. | Free CANCELED
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180


Wild

Screening and Talk with Green Screen Series Host Sheila Laffey

Wild is a biographical adventure film — starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern — about one woman’s 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, a journey undertaken as a way to recover from personal tragedy.

Mon, April 20 | 3 p.m. | Free CANCELED
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180


The Condor & the Eagle

Screening and Talk with Green Screen Series Host Sheila Laffey and Students from SMC’s Brazil Club

The Condor & the Eagle follows four Indigenous leaders on a transcontinental journey to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “climate justice.” Their path from the Canadian plains to the heart of the Amazon takes them on an adventure that will forever change their connection to Earth and one another.

Mon, May 4 | 3 p.m. | Free
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180


The Revolution Generation

Screening and Talk with Director Josh Tickell

The Revolution Generation, featuring and narrated by Michele Rodriguez, is a manifesto for today’s youth exploring ways to deploy their unique strengths to revolutionize systems that have shaped or failed their generation. The rousing documentary examines the world young people are inheriting and how this generation is awakening to confront both the US political and global environmental crises.

Mon, May 11 | 3 p.m. | Free
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180


The River and the Wall

Screening and Talk with Green Screen Series Host Sheila Laffey and Students from SMC’s Natural History Club

The River and the Wall follows five friends on a 1,200-mile journey of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande by canoe, horse, and mountain bike, to explore how a border wall can affect wildlife, immigration, landowners, and public lands. Directed by Ben Masters, the film features stunning footage that reveals unknown ecosystems and wildlife threatened by the wall.

Mon, May 18 | 3 p.m. | Free
Center for Media and Design, Auditorium 180