May 14

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Strand Theatre
345 Main Street in Rockland, Maine

Catching the Sun Trailer from Shalini Kantayya on Vimeo.

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future. The film follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry, and sheds light on the path to an economically just and environmentally sustainable future. Filmed in four countries over the last five years, Catching the Sun has the potential to engage new audiences in solutions to climate change and income inequality. This is not a gloom and doom climate change film. It focuses on the human stories of real people who are working towards tangible solutions. Throughout the film, Kantayya builds on a revolutionary idea: That what’s good for the polar bears can also be good for the middle class.

Light refreshments will be provided! The film will be followed by Q&A with representatives of ReVision Energy and the Natural Resources Council of Maine. We’ll talk about Maine’s current solar policy, the opportunity to re-employ Mainers with solar jobs, and how the third industrial revolution is being realized in the Pine Tree State despite legislative headwinds.

This event is free and open to the public, please join us!
There are also additional showings here:

South Berwick Public Library – Wednesday April 13 at 6:30 PM
27 Young Street in South Berwick, Maine

Frontier Cafe + Cinema – Thursday, April 21 at 7:15 PM
14 Maine Street in Brunswick, Maine

Reel Pizza – Saturday May 7 at 1:30 PM
33 Kennebec Place in Bar Harbor, Maine

Railroad Square Cinema – Wednesday May 11 at 7:15 PM
17 Railroad Square in Waterville, Maine

Strand Theatre – Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 PM
345 Main Street in Rockland, Maine