Sunday, June 16, 2013

Reel Water Film Festival

Like my post on keeping my social calendar very busy, this past weekend was full of fun stuff. I saw a play on Friday night, and all day Saturday I was at the Reel Water Film Festival.

This film festival has an environmental focus, specifically on the issue of water. Some were very short (just a couple of minutes long) while the last film they showed, Chasing Ice, was over an hour. Some were kind of "artsy-fartsy," others were funny, and some were really touching. I enjoyed seeing all of them, and I'm already looking forward to the 3rd annual event next year!

Another great part of this year's festival was the venue. The films were shown at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. I had never been in there before, but it is such a cool place! The art-deco style was really neat, and they not only had theater seating but lots of dining tables too in the same area. I'll definitely have to go back to see a real jazz show there, and try the food, too!

And another integral part of the festival is the fact that they encourage green groups to have booths at the event so people can get involved in environmental groups. The list included Bethesda Green, Rock Creek Conservancy, and Amman Imman, along with many others. This way, if you were inspired by the films to take action, you could go directly to one of these groups and learn how you can help!

Hope to see you there next year!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kinds words about the festival! The event runs entirely off of volunteer support and it's great to hear positive feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to putting on and seeing you at next year's festival.

    -Spencer Jones