The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is back and this year’s impressive line-up brings a number of hard-hitting docs to central New Jersey.

The festival’s opening weekend (Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, January 29) drew more than 1400 people and films included: Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology (Tiffany Shlain), Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air (Jaime Bernanke), Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (Taggart Siegel), Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves (Emily Driscoll), Rescuing the Raritan (Eric Schultz), Revenge of the Electric Car (Chris Paine), Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Marilyn and Hal Weiner), Food Stamped (Shira and Yoav Potash) and Overdrive: Istanbul in the New Millennium (Aslihan Unaldi).

The closing weekend of the film festival (Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12, 2012) includes two POV films – 2012 Oscar®-nominated If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (POV 2011) and The City Dark, premiering on POV in 2012. Both screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and are free and open to the public! Details are below.

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front by Marshall Curry & Co-director Sam Cullman

Princeton, NJ

If a Tree Falls
Friday, February 10, 2012, 7 PM

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Oscar®-nominated co-director Sam Cullman!

The City Dark by Ian Cheney

Princeton, NJ

The City Dark
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7 PM

A Q&A with filmmaker Ian Cheney and Michael Lemonick, senior science writer for Climate Central, will follow the screening!

Save the dates, and check the site for a full festival line-up and any additions or changes to the schedule. Festival news & updates can also be found on the PEFF Facebook page.

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. All screenings and talks will be held in the Community Room on the 1st floor of the Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.