PELHAM, NY — On Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. The Picture House Regional Film Center will continue its new film series, Worldview with an Earth Day screening of the documentary Racing Extinction followed by a discussion and Q&A with the Natalie Cash, Executive Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society.
In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way viewers see the planet. Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos, who directed the documentary The Cove (2009) sets out to expose what he and his team believe are the two worlds driving extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.
Racing Extinction premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was screened to critical acclaim at film festivals nationally and internationally including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Nantucket Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival, among others.
After the screening, TPH Director of Programming Clayton Bushong will moderate a discussion and Q&A with Natalie Cash Executive Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society. With two decades experience, Cash creates innovative programming about WCS projects for multiple platforms. Prior to joining WCS, she was a series producer and writer at the award-winning documentary production company Pangolin Pictures.
The five-part Worldview film series explores — through the lens of film — how we learn about people and issues outside of our daily sphere of reference and what our responsibility is to the global society at large. Films will be recent releases— both documentary and narrative, international and domestic—that expose the audience to a perspective of a culture, an issue, or an event that is exceptional in its depth, access, or nuance. The series will consist of daytime educational screenings and discussions for middle and high school students from lower Westchester plus an evening public screening and post-film discussion with a well-known moderator and guests. The Worldview series is made possible by the generous support of the Countess Moira Charitable Foundation.
Tickets to the public screening of Racing to Extinction and post-film discussion are $15/general admission, $12/members, $10/seniors and FREE for students who present valid i.d. and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803. School and community groups interested in daytime educational screenings in the Worldview series should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-738-3161.