To celebrate Earth Day, the folks at Cinetic Right Management (CRM) has put together a series of “eco-friendly” films that can be viewed for the low-energy cost of free in various places online. “Cinetic wanted to celebrate Earth Day and green initiatives around the globe with a select group of titles on various platforms,” says CRM’s Matt Dentler. “We’re excited to make these films available in one of the most environmentally-friendly ways possible: online.”
These films include a film called Greasy Rider that stars Morgan Freeman (pictured above with filmmakers Joey Carey and J.J. Beck) alongside Yoko Ono. That’s right, for those of you who ever wondered what it would be like to see a film that involves both Morgan Freeman and Yoko Ono, here’s your chance.
All jokes aside, we here at Film School Rejects support doing right by the environment. This is why we take a full recycling bin of beer bottles to the curb every morning and insist that our high-class prostitutes where edible underwear despite the obvious discomfort. We’re just doing our part. You can do yours by watching the films listed below (as well as wearing edible underwear, ladies).
THE GREEN CHAIN – ONLINE PREMIERE
The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a film about the conflicts between people on both sides of the battle who love trees — and are willing to risk anything to protect their personal visions of the forest. (will be available on Dailymotion, Hulu and YouTube)
GREASY RIDER – ONLINE PREMIERE
Picture a cross-country road trip powered by vegetable oil in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz. Greasy Rider follows the two filmmakers, Joey Carey and JJ Beck, as they meet with fellow Greasecar drivers. Features Morgan Freeman, Noam Chomsky, and Yoko Ono. (will be available on Hulu and SnagFilms)
THE UNFORESEEN – ONLINE PREMIERE
The American dream of owning a house with a white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability in this urgent documentary. When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country around Austin, Texas into a suburban development, the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature the struggle between development and preservation that today plays out in cities and towns across the country. The Unforeseen is a grand meditation on the destruction of the natural world in pursuit of an often fleeting dream. Produced by Robert Redford. (will be available on iTunes, and Amazon VOD)
BLIND SPOT – ONLINE PREMIERE
Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. We have put ourselves at a crossroads, which offer two paths with dire consequences: if we continue to burn fossil fuels, we will choke the life out of the planet and, if we don’t, our way of life will collapse. (will be available on SnagFilms, Dailymotion and Joost)
GARBAGE! THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME – ONLINE PREMIERE
A feature documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. Concerned for the future of his new baby boy Sebastian, writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it’s doing to the world. (will be available on Amazon VOD).
For more Earth Day goodness, check out EarthDay.net