Green Screen is our monthly movie night. Every month, on the last Sunday of the month we show a documentary which we think the community might be interested in. We choose docos with an environmental message, and have covered everything from a man who builds houses out of plastic bottles (Garbage Warrior), the impact of globalisation on wine growing in France (Mondo Vino), colony collapse disorder in beehives (the Vanishing of the Bees), LA Latinos fighting to save the biggest community garden in the US (The Garden) to award winning New Zealand made documentaries such as This Way of Life.
Documentaries often pass quickly through the cinemas, and even award winning and well made docos can get little screen time. Technology has meant there is a proliferation of movies that are now distributed on-line. Often though they are still expensive to buy from New Zealand for just for one viewing, for just one person. They are ideal to be shown at community screenings.
Grey Lynn 2030 launched Green Screen in February 2009, to give these films a chance to be seen in our neighbourhood.
We keep the costs of Green Screen to a minimum of $2 in order to cover costs as still make it affordable to see a film. when showing a local film, we invite the film-maker along to present the film.
We hope to see you at a Green Screen soon!
Time & date: 7.30pm, the last Sunday of the month
Location: The Garden Room, Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Running from: February to November