Egyptian Theatre to host film series pertaining to world issues

Parker Otto

The Egyptian Theatre will once again play host to The Green Lens film series starting 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and continuing on select Thursdays until Feb. 28. The series will show acclaimed documentary features to raise awareness about current issues in the world. 

The series schedule, according to The Egyptian Theatre, consists of:

January 31, “Dark Money” (2018). This Sundance award-winning film is a political thriller that examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections. Directed by Kimberly Reed.

February 7, “Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story” (2010). This Emmy Award-winning documentary tells the story of the unintended, severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi, and the efforts being taken to reverse the damage. Directed by Larkin McPhee and Barbara Coffin.

February 21, “Cheshire, Ohio” (2017) is an American coal story that follows a community devastated by coal, starting with American Electric Power’s buyout and bulldozing of the Ohio River town, after exposing the town to years of harmful emissions. Directed by Eve Morgenstern.

February 28, “Life Animated” (2016) is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. Directed by Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams.

Ticket prices for the series are irrelevant as all showings are free to the general public.

The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Annual support provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna.