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"Green Screen" brings environment-friendly documentaries to life


Rod Lott January 11th, 2011

Once the bane of moviegoers, documentaries have surged in popularity over the last decade, thanks to eye-opening hits like “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Super Size Me.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, aims for a similar mix of education and entertainment with “Green Screen,” a four-film, four-day program presenting “new documentaries about people and the planet on which we live.”

The series kicks off 7:30 p.m. Thursday with “Ingredients,” which looks at the local food movement in America, at a time when our nation is attuned to eating prepackaged meals originating from who-knows-where. Taking place over four growing seasons, the film is narrated by actress Bebe Neuwirth (TV’s “Cheers” and “Frasier”).

At 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the buzz is all about “Colony,” focused on the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder, in which worker bees from a hive or colony suddenly disappear, thereby threatening crops that depend upon the insects’ pollination. As the cause remains unknown, “Colony” follows a veteran beekeeper as he investigates, as well as two brothers establishing their beekeeping biz in such a volatile, uncertain time.

Global warming is the subject of “Cool It,” showing 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, directed by Ondi Timoner, who helmed 2004’s acclaimed rock doc “Dig!” Finally, 2 p.m. Sunday brings “Waste Land,” which finds artist Vik Muniz repurposing garbage into art.

Per-movie tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, and $5 for members. For more information, call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com. —Rod Lott

 
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