Feb 21st | 7 pm | Maryam Zaree’s Born in Evin | Westlake |  Film Screening + Discussion presented by The Goethe-Institut, Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House | In this powerful documentary, filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree (UNDINE, NO HARD FEELINGS) embarks on a personal journey to uncover the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Through an exceptionally personal lens, Zaree examines Iran’s oppressive regime in the 1980s that saw tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Through a series of emotional interviews with her parents, who sought asylum in Germany after years of imprisonment, Zaree overcomes a decades-long silence to reveal the true extent of her family’s unimaginable experience. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2020 German Film Awards.
Feb 25th | 4:30 pm | We Dare To Dream  | Culver City | Optimist & Human Rights Watch (HRW) Los Angeles Film Club present an exclusive screening and panel featuring story of athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan, and Cameroon—all refugees who swim, run, and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world. | DONATION | 
Feb 29th | 6 pm | State of the Unity | Malibu | Creative Visions Sunset Screening Series –  including a Q&A and performance from the duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Hoff. In 2016, Brooklyn-based band, The Bergamot embarked on a timely journey to unite Americans by touring to all 50 States, performing music and inviting people to sign their message of unity on their station wagon.  Seated limited  | FREE |
Feb 29th | Should We Shrink to Save the Planet ? | Downtown LA | Night Of Idea | Timothée Parrique’s 2019 thesis is entitled “The political economy of degrowth.” He frequently writes on green growth and capitalism. His latest book, Ralentir ou périr (“slow down or die”) has received extensive media coverage in France. | FREE |
Mar 1st | 4:30–8:30 pm | USC Eco Film + Media Arts Fest | USC School of Cinematic Arts | Exciting panel about telling impactful stories that entertain. 9 student films that explore environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, and more. | FREE |
Mar 12th | 7 pm | Common Grounds | Santa Monica | Big Picture Ranch and Area23a in partnership with Sustainable Works. Screening and Discussion moderated by Sarah Spitz, UC Master Gardener, Los Angeles County. A hopeful and uplifting story of the pioneers of the “Regenerative Movement” who produce tremendous quantities of nutritionally dense food and are working to balance the climate. | FREE |
March 20 | 7 pm | Vulnerable Innocence | Santa Monica |Canadian Ambassador, Educator and Computer Science expert, Amb. Dr. Charlene Douk-Gebauer is an award winning documentary detailing the threats the internet and social media pose to children with clear steps parents can take to to increase the safety of their children. Film followed by an expert panel with Q/A and recommended resources. | FREE |
Mar 21-24 | Blue Water Film Festival | San Diego | Blue Water Film Festival is committed to the preservation of the planet and the need to nurture the next generation of environmental filmmakers. | FREE & $$ |
Apr 22 | 5 pm (PST) | Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival 2024 presented by New Roads School. VIRTUAL | FREE |