Film festival of the week: UK Green Film Festival, various venues, nationwide
Friday 31 May 2013
Ranging from pollination to pollution, this survey of environmental cinema opens with the bee-based documentary More Than Honey, then closes next Saturday with Jeremy Irons in the global-waste travelogue Trashed (pictured above).
In between, a buzzing bill of talks and screenings – 50-plus over 17 cities – aims to entertain and enlighten, with off-the-grid films including Valley of Saints, a love story set against a politically fraught backdrop, and Solar Taxi, a road movie like no other.
Alt-travel ideas also fuel The Man Who Lived on His Bike, part of a stuffed shorts selection that also sees Stephen Fry narrating Aardman's very touching The Lonely Dodo.
ukgreenfilmfestival.org, today to 8 June
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