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One Earth Film Festival

Bring the film lovers in your family to the One Earth Film Festival March 1-10 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. The festival showcases top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and leads audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions. The films will be shown in multiple locations.

“An American Ascent” documents the first African-American expedition to tackle North America’s highest peak, Denali. In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber today’s white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of people in this soon-to-be majority do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. By taking on the grueling, 20,310-foot peak of the continent’s biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to shrink this adventure gap by building a legacy of inclusion in the outdoor/adventure community.

“Birders: The Central Park Effect,” reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. The lively cast of characters features author Jonathan Franzen, as well as an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a septuagenarian bird-tour leader, and others. This charming, lyrical documentary transports the viewer to the dazzling, hidden world of America’s most famous park.

For tickets, locations and a full schedule of One Earth Film Festival offerings, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your One Earth Film Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.