Dallas' EarthX Film hosts its first event in Fort Worth with film & music
Environmental film festival EarthX Film has been showcasing the most powerful environmental filmmakers for more than a decade in Dallas. Now, for the first time, the environmental film group is coming to Fort Worth with “A Party for the Planet,” an evening featuring film, discussion and music, at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater on September 8.
The event will include three short films plus an acoustic performance by soul/rock/blues singer and Fort Worth native Abraham Alexander. This will be his first performance in his hometown since the release of his debut album, Sea/Sons, earlier this year.
Alexander will also perform a full set with his band to close out the evening.
The film portion of the program will include:
- Batsies, a 15-minute film from director Liz Unger (Tigre Gente) and co-producer Ben Masters (Deep in the Heart) that follows the endearing friendship and work of two inspiring researchers on a heartfelt mission: to save the Texas bat population from the threat of wind turbines.
- 4DWN, a 17-minute EarthX Film production following a Dallas-based, mission-driven community hub at the unique intersection of skate culture and regenerative farming.
- The Blackcountry Journal, a nine-minute film that showcases breathtaking footage and an iconic soundtrack, alongside the story of a skier contemplating his connection to the mountains through art, jazz and Black culture.
Following the screenings will be a conversation with filmmakers and subjects from the films discussing the nuance and importance of climate storytelling. The conversation will be moderated by EarthX Film’s Laura Shaunette.
The event aligns with EarthX Film’s aim to create engaging experiences that make room for storytelling that inspires audiences to get outside, push boundaries, and protect the environment.
EarthX Film not only hosts an annual environmental film festival in Dallas, but also fosters a year-round community that supports film, music, culture, and the outdoors. The 2023 festival will take place October 20-22 in Dallas' Bishop Arts district, with details still to come.
The Fort Worth event is sponsored by Dickies, with a schedule as follows:
- 6:30 pm. Doors open
- 7 pm. Abraham Alexander acoustic performance
- 7:05 pm. Film screenings begin
- 7:50 pm. Panel Discussion
- 8:10 pm. Abraham Alexander performance
- 9 p.m. Event ends
Tickets for the event range from $40-$70 and are available at downtowncowtown.com.