A Fierce Green Fire: Mark Kitchell's Cinematic Environmentalism

by Sydney Levine
August 22, 2013 8:30 AM
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A Fierce Green Fire, the encyclopedic history of the environmental movement, by Mark Kitchell whose previous film was Berkeley in the 60s, has been picked up for U.S. VOD by GaiamFirst Run Features is doing DVD. An L.A. Tour is scheduled for September before its street date of October 1.

American Masters on PBS will broadcast it on Earth Day, April 22, 2014Louise Rosen is handling international sales and has sold it to GloboSat for Brazil.

The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 and was developed in part at Sundance Institute and Hot Docs Forum. It was one of the first projects in the Kickstarter-Sundance partnership and the first in the Kickstarter-Hot Docs partnership.  

  • 9/25 Santa Monica Library with Bob Gottlieb and Heal the Bay
  • 9/27 West Hollywood Library set up with the support of Liberty Hill Foundation
  • 9/30 Pitzer College/Redford Conservancy
  • 10/2 UCLA
  • 10/3 Pasadena Main Library with Shannon Biggs talking about fracking coming to California.
  • 10/4 G2 Gallery in Venice set up with the support of Liberty Hill Foundation

Environmental groups like NRDC and Greenpeace and World Resources Institute have been very responsive in the social media sphere. Mark Kitchell has given his heart and soul to this film (as he did for Berkeley in the 6os) and we are proud to have been associated with him and his films over the years.

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