Chicago’s One Earth Film Fest Features Flick About City’s Beloved Pair of Piping Plovers

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Remember those endangered piping plovers that captured Chicagoans’ hearts? They’re back — as the stars of the documentary “Monty and Rose,” screening this month during the One Earth Film Festival.

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Monty and Rose” is one of nearly 30 films that will be screened at locations across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs as part of the 10-day fest, which runs March 6-15 and aims to showcase the “best of the best environmental films.”

Now in its ninth year, the festival is produced by Green Community Connections, an Oak Park/River Forest-based organization working to spur climate action, promote sustainability and build community. 

A dozen films are making their Chicago premiere during the festival. These include: “Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story,” about the proliferation of toxins in our systems; “Hike the Divide,” a look at climate change and climate activism along North America’s Continental Divide; “Eating Up Easter,” the story of tourism’s impact on Easter Island; and “Ay Mariposa,” a documentary about two women and a rare community of butterflies living along the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Several filmmakers will take part in Q&A sessions following screenings of their movies.

Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $8. Refreshments will be available at many of the venues. 

The complete slate of films is available online, searchable by date, location, topic and appropriateness for children.

Contact Patty Wetli: @pattywetli | (773) 509-5623 |  [email protected] 


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