Washington, D.C. Premiere Exploring the damaging effects of the film business on the environment, this documentary focuses on Miranda Bailey, an indie producer, as she awakens to the realization that making movies has a tendency to be extremely wasteful. Bailey follows the cast and crew of an indie feature film, The River Why, as they bring aboard a Green Consultant, Lauren Selman, and watch her struggles to “Green” their film. The task proves to be extremely challenging, even in a town as eco-conscious as Portland, Oregon, where one would think the film crew would be receptive to environmental and energy conservation issues. Both entertaining and informative, this humorous documentary is filled with compelling and important facts about filmmaking and sustainability. Directed by Miranda Bailey. Produced by Miranda Bailey and Marc Lesser.
Introduced by Chris Palmer, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University. Discussion with American University professor and filmmaker Larry Engel follows screenings.