A free documentary series will feature at Event Cinemas Glendale every second Wednesday during Council’s May Movie Month.

Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said there will be three, free movies as part of the entertaining and informative series.

“The documentaries explore how the environment affects our emotions, health and general wellbeing,” Dr Howe said.

“A guest speaker will introduce each film and provide insight into their knowledge and views about human relationships with the environment.

“This is a great way for Lake Macquarie residents to become informed, meet like-minded individuals, and enjoy a night out.”

Guest speakers include environmental philosopher, Dr Glenn Albrecht, lifestyle medicine educator and author, Dr Darren Morten, and Chris Tola, author of Surfing Stories and founding board member of National Surfing Reserves.

All movie events are free but RSVPs are essential, as places are limited.

Program

Living in the Future’s Past – 2017

Wednesday May 2, 6.30-8.30pm
85 mins – CTC

Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed and thought-provoking feature about who we are and the environmental challenges we face. This powerful film challenges our current way of thinking and provides insights into our motivations and the changes we need to make in order to solve the current ecological crises.

Guest speaker: Dr Glenn Albrecht – Australian environmental philosopher, farmosopher and Honorary Fellow, School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney.

Book online at futurespast.eventbrite.com.au

Happy – 2011

Wednesday, May 16, 6.30-8.30pm
78 mins – rated M (mature themes and coarse language)

This award-winning film leads us on a compelling journey around the world in search of what really makes us happy. Taking us from the swamps of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Guest speaker: Dr Darren Morton – a leading lifestyle medicine educator, author of Live More Happy and creator of The Lift Project.

Book online at happyfilm.eventbrite.com.au

White Waves – 2016

Wednesday, May 30, 6.30-8.30pm
83 mins – CTC

White Waves follows the personal stories of surfers in Europe fighting to keep waves clean and beaches free from pollution. Featuring spectacular surfing footage, this film is a powerful example of the positive change that can be achieved through individual action on ocean pollution.

Guest speaker: Chris Tola – author of Surfing Roadies, former Surfrider Australia President and founding board member of National Surfing Reserves.

Book online at whitewaves.eventbrite.com.au