Join us for our 2nd Film, “The Island President”, in our Sense of Place VIII Film Series!

December 11th, 2013

The Island President will be shown this Friday, December 13th at 7:00pm in the Atheneum’s Great Hall! There will be a short Q&A to follow with the UMASS Field Station’s Sarah Oktay.

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Check Out our FREE April Film & Learn about the School Lunch Movement!

April 11th, 2013

Please join us this Friday, April 19th, 7:00 pm at the Nantucket Atheneum for the next feature in Sustainable Nantucket’s free monthly winter film series, “A Sense of Place”

Two Angry Moms IIThis Month’s Film: “Two Angry MomsRead the rest of this entry »

Join us for our March Film: “Burning the Future: Coal in America”

March 4th, 2013


Please join us this Friday, March 8th, 7:00 pm at the Nantucket Atheneum for the next feature in Sustainable Nantucket’s free monthly winter film series, “A Sense Of Place.”

This month’s film is “Burning The Future.” Read the rest of this entry »

Free Film Series at the Atheneum

March 7th, 2012

Sustainable Nantucket is pleased to present the final two films in the 2011-2012 A Sense of Place VI Film Series, co-sponsored with Nantucket Atheneum.

Houston, We Have A Problem movie
Friday, March 16 at 7:00 PM | Houston, We Have A Problem
Step inside the energy capital of the world to hear the truth about oil, straight from the hearts of Texas oilmen themselves. See decades of American presidents who have warned against the dependence on foreign oil, and how the U.S. Energy Policy has always been Offense, not Defense.  Houston, We Have A Problem makes it crystal clear we need to embrace all forms of alternative energy in order to save the planet and ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Sense of Place Film Series Returns on Saturday, October 25

October 25th, 2011

Sustainable Nantucket is pleased to announce that its Sense of Place Film series is returning on Saturday, October 29th with the screening of Vanishing of the Bees. This Film Series is co-sponsored with Nantucket Atheneum and is held once a month in the Great Hall of the Atheneum. All movies begin at 7PM, admission is free, light refreshments are served, and a Q&A period often follows. For more information on this series, click here. A full list of films for the 2011/2012 season will be posted soon – stay tuned! Read the rest of this entry »

Sense of Place Film Series Schedule

November 16th, 2010

Our Sense of Place Documentary Film Series is co-sponsored by the Nantucket Athenuem. The series runs September through May, and films are shown once a month in the Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum. The film series focuses on issues of sustainability, environment, economy, agriculture and more. We are proud to be able to present Nantucketers with some of the finest award-winning documentaries that address issues that reflect Sustainable Nantucket’s mission.

Light refreshments and a Q&A or discussion period featuring local experts typically follow each film. The film series has become a wonderful community-building activity for our off-season population and visitors alike.

2010/2011 Film Schedule:

Films start at 7PM, admission is free, and all are welcome. Light refreshments are served.

October 22 – No Impact Man : Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year.

November 19 – Dirt! The Movie : DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.

December 10 – Fuel : Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America’s dependence on foreign oil.

January 14  –  Tapped : Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is a unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

February 11 – The End Of The Line : The world’s first major documentary about the devestating effect of overfishing premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

March 18 – Gasland : The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.

April 29 – Fresh : FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.