Cinema Verde St. Augustine is an international environmental film festival that took place on October 21-23, 2016, at The Corazon Cinema and Cafe in St. Augustine, FL. Some of the films:
- The Messenger
- Normal is Over
- Time to Choose
- In Search of Balance
- Dying Candle
- Banking Nature
- Paradise Island
- The Z-Nail Gang
- The Flamingo Factory
- Colors of Life
- My Hottest Year on Earth
- Women are the Answer
- Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast
- This Changes Everything
- Hope for All
- Food for Thought, Food for Life
- Waterback Paul
- Earth Speaks
- Shorts by the Maui Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club
Go to www.cinemaverde.org for more details.
Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. This film immerses you into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp. This film is brought to the community by The Golden Way Project: Films That Make a Difference attempts to use the medium of film to educate the public about various social issues in the hopes of nurturing an environment conducive to understanding, compassion and forgiveness. The name of the project is based on a Gandhi quote “The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one”. First Coast TV got a chance to speak to Joe Marx and the panel that would have a discussion with the audience after the film.
DIOR and I , a Red Carpet Event – Monday, September 12th 2016
STAFW & Corazon launched with the film “DIOR and I” an event of fabulous porportion! St. Augustine Fashion Week’s Partner, Corazon Cinema and Cafe will opened their doors for a night of Fashion Culture at it’s finest. It was well attended and wrapped in fashion, music and champagne.
First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Karla Wagner and Brittany Alphonso, because on Monday, September 12th 2016 the film DIOR and I , a Red Carpet Event marks the beginning of St Augustine’s Fashion Week.
St. Augustine Fashion Week’s Partner, Corazon Cinema and Cafe will open their doors for a night of Fashion Culture at it’s finest.
St Augustine Film Festival came to an end on Sunday, January 31st. The last film to hit the screen was Tokyo Fiancee, and later the crowd headed to the Solarium room at Flagler College.
First Coast.TV went on to talk to some people at the Solarium, and get their thoughts on the St Augustine Film Festival.
First Coast.TV got a chance to talk briefly with Loretta Swit and Jan Thompson about the film Never the Same: The Prisoner of War Experience. The film brings to the screen an intimate and moving portrait, American prisoners of Imperial Japan during World War II reveal their indomitable will to survive. Starved, beaten, sick and brutalized, but always keeping a wry sense of humor, these amazing soldiers used gallows humor to beat the odds. Some of the men were artists, some wrote poetry and songs and many collected recipes.
The number of men on the ship the USS Houston was over 1,000 and those who survived were 369. Thirteen remain as of March 12,2013, and Bill Ingram is one of them. Bill Ingram was among the audience and honored with other vets with a standing ovation.
Thank you, thank you to you all.
The St Augustine Film Festival will feature many films to be screened in five venues: the Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache Theatre, and three screens at the Corazon Theatre. Some of the most popular films will be repeated throughout the weekend.
On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Friday Night Opening Gala (for All Access Pass holders) was hosted by the Lightner Museum, with cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m. and the Gala Dinner and Dance from 9 to 11 p.m., following the showing of the opening film”Le Pere Noel” (France). Over 30 films will be screened during this international festival, including “3 Days in Havana” (Cuba), “Apples from the Desert” (Israel), “Haemoo” (Korea), “Le Pere Noel” (France), “Tokyo Fiancee” (Japan), “A Tree Without Roots” (Vietnam and India), and “A Ballerina’s Tale” (USA), just to name a few.
Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked around the world,
The St. Augustine Film Festival partnered with the Golden Way to bring this special pre-festival event in honor of January Human Trafficking month.
The event was free and open to the public.
The St Augustine Film Festival will feature over 30 films to be screened in five venues: the Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache Theatre, and three screens at the Corazon Theatre. Some of the most popular films will be repeated throughout the weekend. First Coast.Tv got a chance to speak with Gregory Von Hausch at the Lewis Auditorium, he spoke to us about what to expect from the film festival, and the best ways to experienced it. So keep your calendar open Jan. 29-31.