1) information about an outdoor movie event:
DATE: Saturday, May 22nd
TIME: 7 pm – 10:30 pm
Rum 138 is showing the director’s cut private screening of The Fellowship of the Springs this upcoming weekend.
Please remember to bring your own comfortable seats.
>More information about the movie, The Fellowship of the Springs, can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaSpringsFilm
Ticket ($20 plus tax) can be found here; click on the “Book Now” button: www.rum138.com
Rum 138 phone number 386-454-4247
Following is the the press release
Florida Springs documentary screens for first time in North Florida
Two-part documentary spotlights activists’ efforts to save springs from extinction
MIAMI (May 10, 2021) –
The Fellowship of the Springs, a documentary film by Emmy-award winning director Oscar Corral about the plight of Florida’s springs, will screen outdoors in Fort White May 22 for its first showing in North Florida.
“The Fellowship of the Springs” tells the story of the struggle to preserve the state’s 1,000+ artesian springs. The fight pits resident activists and independent scientists against major industries and the state agencies that regulate the springs.
Florida is home to the world’s biggest and largest concentration of natural springs. They dot central and northern Florida, roughly from Orlando to Pensacola. The state’s first tourist destination, the springs draw millions of visitors annually. But their future is imperiled by population growth, encroaching development and intensive agriculture. The impacts of industries like phosphate mining, farming and water bottlers such as Nestlé are explored in the film.
A veteran journalist and native Floridian, Corral spent two years tracking the plight of the springs. The investigative narrative of the documentary underscores the need to address Florida’s environmental dilemmas, and questions politicians, business leaders and state regulators about their positions on the springs. The documentary aired in South Florida on PBS in April and is expected to air on PBS stations in North Florida later this year.
“I set out to make a film about the beauty and wonder that define the springs. But along the way, I discovered that the springs are in a fight for survival,” Corral said. “What’s happening to them is a story of community and conflict. The challenge is to strike a balance between the wants of industry, and the needs of nature to keep the springs alive.”
What: The Fellowship of the Springs documentary
Where: Rum 138, 2070 SW County Rd. 138, Fort White, FL 32038
When: Saturday May 22 7 pm (special outdoor screening)
How: get tickets here, https://bit.ly/3fg65Fo
A theatrical tour in select theaters across Florida is also being planned.
Access the EPK for more images, videos and graphics.
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