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Planet Earth screening presented by Rooftop Films and BBC America for Earth Day

Posted Apr 17 2012 6:00am

Celebrating Earth Day 2012, Rooftop Films and BBC America will present a free outdoor screening of the popular history series Planet Earth followed by the World Premiere of The Making of Planet Earth.

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Planet Earth

Under the stars in nature’s embrace, enjoy the original, uncut film narrated by naturalist and world-famous Sir David Attenbourough. Earth-friendly fun and food trucks will add to the evening’s green festivities set to celebrate BBC America’s special two-day celebration of Earth Day , Saturday April 21st & Sunday April 22nd. The Making of Planet Earth is a World Premiere two-hour special, detailing the adventures of filmmakers who traveled the globe creating Planet Earth.

The even takes place at Solar One, a  solar-powered arts and education venue standing as a wonderful model for alternative energy sources.  Solar One hosts several outdoor arts events including film screenings during the warmer months. Solar One collaborated for a highly successful 4th of July celebration along the water including a fireworks display. The venue is a perfect background for screening the eco-conscious Planet Earth.

Planet Earth will screen followed by The Making of Planet Earth on April 21, 2012. The doors open at 7:00pm with the show starting at 7:45pm. The pier at Solar One is located at 2420 FDR Drive New York, NY 10010 on 23rd Street and the East River. Taking the subway? Take the R/6 train to 23rd Street and walk straight east. The event is free and the first 250 admitted will also receive a free ticket to any Rooftop Films show this summer. This also includes shows opening night. Visit Rooftop Films for more information on this special Earth Day event.

{cc photo courtesy of stef thomas  on Flickr}

If you live in New York or surrounding areas, are you planning on attending? Have you seen Planet Earth?


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