In a city brimming with practically a film fest a week, the selections might seem overwhelming, but one fest in particular gets our stamp of approval: the 20th annual Environmental Film Festival kicking off today and extending through the end of next week. Among the most well-known films you’ll find The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, from Academy Award-nominated director Lucy Walker, The Dust Bowl, from iconic filmmaker Ken Burns, and one flick fresh from the 2012 Sundance fest, A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.
Tonight alone offers a plethora of flicks to choose from, including the much-anticipated, You’ve Been Trumped, the self-proclaimed David and Goliath story of our hair idol, Donald Trump, and his showdown with a group of Scottish homeowners determined to bar him from building a gargantuan golf course and luxury hotel on one of Scotland’s last protected wilderness areas. Typically, you’d expect the little guys to triumph for the sake of a dramatic ending, but the Scottish government, desperate to bring jobs into the country, is taking Trump’s side. Head over to E Street Cinema tonight at 7 p.m. to see whether Scotland will get Trumped.
E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW