Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Chasing Ice" film shown FREE, Nov 1st

First Friday Films would like to invite the public to a special free showing of the film Chasing Ice on Friday, November 1st, at 6:30pm at American Memorial Park. Previously shown at the White House on Earth Day this year, this film features amazing footage of camera crews going up cliffs and onto icebergs to document changes in our planet.

Chasing Ice is a story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In the mid-2000s, James Balog, an environmental photographer, deployed time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture multi-year records of changing glaciers. Although Saipan is far from the polar ice caps and doesn't experience glaciers or blizzards, anyone can appreciate the footage shot by a camera crew that is climbing ice-covered mountains, braving extreme winds and witnessing mile-wide glaciers collapsing before their eyes. You will not want to miss this film – the perfect way to welcome the island “winter” season!

Before the film, Robbie Greene will speak about climate change work that is happening on Saipan, including measurements of sea level rise and coastal flooding. Robbie Greene is a NOAA Coastal Fellow at the CNMI Coastal Resources Management Office.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations and individuals.  This particular film is sponsored by a friend of FFF. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run about 90 minutes. 

American Memorial Park reopened, FFF continues in November

Hafa Adai Film Supporters,

As I'm sure you have heard, the end of the government shutdown has allowed for the re-opening of American Memorial Park, and therefore First Friday Films will plan to continue as regularly scheduled on Friday, November 1st.

We appreciate everyone who inquired about a possible rescheduling of the film Tapped after the cancellation on October 4th. Due to pre-scheduled speakers and the limited availability of other films, we are going to continue with our planned film line-up for the rest of the year and skip over Tapped for now. However, this film is still in our library and will be shown as a First Friday Film on the next available date, hopefully sometime in early 2014. Until then, please stay tuned for announcements about our other scheduled events.

Thanks, as always, for your support!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Film today canceled

Our apologies for the late notice, but due to the federal government shutdown, American Memorial Park will be closed today and therefore we have to cancel First Friday Films tonight. We hope to reschedule "Tapped" for a later date and will post here when it is rescheduled. Thank you for your continued support.