EarthX Film will present “A Party for the Planet,” an intimate evening of film, discussion and music, at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater in Fort Worth on Sept. 8. The event aligns with EarthX Film’s aim to create engaging experiences that make room for storytelling that inspires audiences to get outside, push boundaries and protect the environment.
The evening opens with a short, acoustic performance by Fort Worth native Abraham Alexander. It will be the soul, rock and blues singer’s first appearance in his hometown since the release of his highly anticipated debut album, Sea/Sons, this spring. Alexander will perform a full set with his band later in the evening.
The film portion of the program begins with a screening of Batsies, a short film from director Liz Unger (Tigre Gente) and co-producer Ben Masters (Deep in the Heart). The 15-minute piece follows the endearing friendship and work of two inspiring researchers on a heartfelt mission: to save the Texas bat population from the threat of wind turbines. Next, 4DWN, a 17-minute EarthX Film production following a Dallas-based, mission-driven community hub at the unique intersection of skate culture and regenerative farming, will be shown.
“Dickies stands unwaveringly alongside 4DWN, celebrating their inspiring commitment to the community. Together with partners like EarthX Film, we can amplify the mission of 4DWN,” said Troy Kerr, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Purpose and Integrations for Dickies, the presenting sponsor for the evening. “We take great pride in championing this deeply personal and moving film. Its power to instill hope for lasting generational impact and profound change is simply inspirational.”
The final film in the showcase is The Blackcountry Journal, a 9-minute film that showcases breathtaking footage and an iconic soundtrack, alongside the story of a skier contemplating his connection to the mountains through art, jazz and Black culture.
Following the screenings, a conversation with filmmakers and subjects from the films discussing the nuance and importance of climate storytelling will be moderated by EarthX Film’s Laura Shaunette.
The program closes with a performance by Alexander with his full band.
Tickets are $40-$70 and are available at downtowncowtown.com.
What: A Party for the Planet Presented by EarthX Film
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. Abraham Alexander acoustic performance
7:05 p.m. Film screenings begin
7:50 p.m. Panel Discussion
8:10 p.m. Abraham Alexander performance
9 p.m. Event Ends
Where: Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater, 2401 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Tickets: $40-$70 at downtowncowtown.com
About EarthX Film:
EarthX Film's mission is to build an annual flagship environmental film festival in Dallas, TX and a year-round community that supports film, music, culture, and the outdoors. We seek to promote film and the art of storytelling in a way that entertains, informs and inspires audiences to get outside, push boundaries, and protect the environment. We are reaching beyond the choir with the environmental conversation. https://earthxfilmfestival.org/