(2015-2019 | Documentary | 103 min.)
MONDAY, APRIL 22 | 7 PM | FREE
Plus Q&A with filmmaker Renée Scheltema
Complimentary heirloom popcorn and kombucha will be served.
Normal Is Over (112 min.) is a compelling and visually rich film directed by award-winning investigative TV-journalist Renée Scheltema. The film analyzes the big picture of why humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: climate change, species extinction, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production. The documentary examines how our economic and financial system connects all these issues, and offers solutions, which could be implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to rethinking the overarching myths of our time.
Renée takes off on a multinational voyage, meeting not only prominent experts, but also everyday citizens who concentrate on matters such as organic agriculture, the banning of plastic, saving species, ecological economics, sustainable architecture, renewable energy, and more.
Featuring: Prof. Lester Brown, Agricultural Economist; Prof. Michael Mann, Meteorologist; Prof. Naomi Oreskes, History of Science; Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental activist; Charles Eisenstein, Author; Paul Gilding, Social Activist; Al Gore, Former Vice President; Prof. Bernard Lietaer, International Finance; Ta’Kaya Blainey, First Nations; & many more “keystone humans”.
All Earth Week programs have been made possible thanks to the generosity of Dorothy and Michael Reilly.
Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.