Thursday, April 26, 2012

This month First Friday Films will be holding its 1st annual Environmental Film Festival and Picnic starting tomorrow!  See the schedule and notes below for details.  Please help us spread the word as we think this will be a great event!

FRIDAY April 27th
6:30pm Zero-Waste Picnic Kickoff* (location: AMP outdoor amphitheatre)

7:00pm FEATURE FILM: Addicted to Plastic (location: AMP outdoor amphitheatre, runtime 85 minutes)
SATURDAY April 28th
10am – 1pm CHILDREN’S FILMS (location: AMP Visitor’s Center indoor theatre)
10:00am The Lorax (animated 1972 version based on the book by Dr. Seuss, runtime 30 minutes)
10:45am The Man Who Planted Trees (runtime 30 minutes)
11:30am DisneyNature’s OCEANS (runtime 84 minutes)

2pm – 3pm MATINEE: Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific (location: AMP Visitor’s Center indoor theatre, runtime 60 minutes)

4pm – 6pm REGIONAL SHORTS (location: AMP Visitor Center’s indoor theatre)
4:00pm Fanihi: A Cultural Digest (runtime 15 minutes)
4:15pm Talakhaya: A look at the Rota Revegetation and Luta Livelihoods Project (runtime 15 minutes)
4:30pm Home for Hawksbill (runtime 30 minutes)
5:00pm Micronesia’s Changing Climate (runtime 30 minutes)
5:30pm The Voices of Laolao (runtime 15 minutes)

6:30pm Zero-Waste Picnic Kickoff *
 (location: AMP outdoor amphitheatre)

7:00pm FEATURE FILM: The Disappearing of Tuvalu 
 (location: AMP outdoor amphitheatre, runtime 75 minutes)

* Bring your dinner to the park for a Zero-waste picnic before and during the film. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring food, drinks and snacks that will create no trash to enjoy throughout the film. Bring reusable plates, utensils, drinking cups, water bottles, and cloth napkins. Package your food in Tupperware instead of plastic bags. Compost and recycling will be collected but trash bags will not be provided. Learn how to reduce trash on Saipan while enjoying the movie. (Please note: alcoholic beverages are not permitted within American Memorial Park.)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

First Friday Films to show "Castaways" Friday

First Friday Films will be featuring another episode of BBC’s South Pacific, entitled Castaways, on April 6th, 2012 at 6:30pm at the American Memorial Park Visitor’s Center as part of their ongoing monthly environmental film series. 

Remote islands that emerge out of the ocean as a consequence of different geological events are initially barren of land-based living creatures, but not for long. This episode looks at how plants, animals and humans all eventually find their ways to even the smallest and most remote of islands by riding ocean and wind currents or taking advantage of storms. Some crafty organisms even find ways to hitchhike around by attaching themselves to other species or riding along on boats with people.  Come see another episode of this beautiful series presented in HD quality Blu-ray!  
First Friday Films is a monthly film series brought to you through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with generous support from community groups. This particular film is provided by the Bearden Foundation.
For planning purposes, the movie runs about 50 minutes long. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public. For more information about First Friday Films, check out their blog at or email to be added to our mailing list.
Stay tuned for more information regarding our upcoming Environmental Awareness Month Film Festival on April 27 and 28 at American Memorial Park.