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Washington D.C. Premiere

MISSION BLUE

Mission Blue

FEBRUARY
27
10:00 AM
Directed by: Bob Nixon and Fisher Stevens
Presented with: National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Initiative
Venue: The Warner Theatre

MARCH
22
3:00 PM
Venue: National Museum of Natural History

MARCH
22
5:30 PM
Venue: National Museum of Natural History


MISSION BLUE (USA, 2014, 95 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Called a living legend by the Library of Congress, Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer. She has led more than 60 expeditions and logged more than 6,000 hours underwater. A former chief scientist at NOAA, Earle is founder of the Mission Blue Foundation and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Part actionadventure, part exposé of an eco-disaster, Mission Blue focuses on her mission to save the globe’s oceans. More than 100 scientists, philanthropists and activists gather in the Galapagos Islands to help fulfill Dr. Earle’s lifelong wish: build a global network of marine protected areas, like underwater national parks, to protect the natural systems that keep humans alive. As the expedition ends, the Deep Water Horizon oil well explodes. With oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Earle and an environmental dream team race around the world trying to defend her ‘Hope Spots’. Directed and produced by Bob Nixon and Fisher Stevens.

2/27 screening, Pre-Festival event: Introduced by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic, and Founder, Mission Blue, follows the screening.

3/22 3:00 screening: Presented in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Initiative.
Oceans: Immerse yourself in the ocean and dive in online with the Ocean Portal

Discussion with Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic and Founder, Mission Blue; filmmaker Robert Nixon, Jeremy Jackson, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Senior Adjunct Scientist, National Museum of Natural History and Carl Safina, author, follows screening.

3/22 5:30 screening: Presented in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Initiative.
Oceans: Immerse yourself in the ocean and dive in online with the Ocean Portal

Discussion with Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic and Founder, Mission Blue and filmmaker Robert Nixon.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

10:00 AM, Thursday, February 27

No reservations required except for school groups; they should contact Maribel Guevara, Maribel@envirofilmfest.org or call 202-342-2564.

Warner Theatre
513 13th St., NW (corner of 13th & E Sts., NW)
(Metro: Metro Center)

3:00 PM, Saturday, March 22

FREE. This screening is fully booked.

National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
(Metro: Federal Triangle, Smithsonian)

5:30 PM, Saturday, March 22

FREE. A 5:30 screening of Mission Blue has been added in order to accomodate all who registered for the 3:00 screening. Seating for the 5:30 screening is first-come, first served and not guaranteed. 

National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Federal Triangle, Smithsonian) 

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