Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Red River Theatres Breaks Ground with Film

[Received this notice from Red River Theatres.]

Red River Theatres is delighted to bring to Concord this September the locally shot and produced film about the first LEED certified building designed and built in Boston. The Red River Theatres, the Concord region’s only non-profit, independent cinema, will screen the feature-length documentary, THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE, Sept 18-24.

Opening Night Reception + Discussion
Opening night on Friday, September 18 will kick-off with a 6pm reception. Following the 7 p.m. screening panelists will discuss the challenging LEED process. Panelists include James Petersen, P.E., LEED AP of Petersen Engineering, Inc. and Paul Leveille, Assoc. AIA; LEED AP a High-Performance Building Coordinator with The Jordan Institute, Michael Bruss, LEED AP, President, Bruss Construction and Anthony Mento, Senior Designer at Sheerr, McCrystal, Palson.

All screenings except opening night will be held in the Screening Room. The film is sponsored by Bruss Construction, Sheerr, McCrystal Palson and the New Hampshire chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

About the Film
What happens when you’re asked to build the city of tomorrow… today? Set on the storied streets of South Boston, THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, The Macallen Building is something different––a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But green building has its challenges, and the jobsite has its skeptics. And when things start to go wrong, a young developer has to keep the project from unraveling. Funny and poignant, THE

GREENING OF SOUTHIE is a story of bold ideas, new environmentalists, and the future of urban America.

General admission tickets for this special event are $10; $8 for members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.redrivertheares.org, by phone or at the Box Office.

Red River Theatres is a non-profit, independent theater, showing the best of current independent and foreign films, classics, documentaries and cult favorites. Its three-screen theater is located in the lower two levels of the Capital Commons building at 11 South Main Street in Concord. For more information, visit www.redrivertheatres.org.