Behind the (Green) Scenes of “The River Why”

Below is the You Tube trailer for Greenlit a behind the scenes look at the attempts to keep a “Green” set during the filming of The River Why. Both films will screen this weekend at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Hollywood people are legendarily liberal and left-leaning, particularly when it comes to the environment. This film puts their commitment to the test as the filmmaker follows the Oregon production of the AIFF feature The River Why, as it attempts to keep an environmentally friendly set. A “green consultant” is hired, compost bins are secured- so, why is it all still so hard? What starts off with great enthusiasm quickly devolves in this insightful and entertaining film. Immediately following the 50 minute film, a panel will discuss choices about how we live, work and play in a “green” way. The panel, It Ain’t Easy Being Green, moderated by Jeff Golden, will include the director of Greenlit and representatives from The River Why including the film’s green consultant Lauren Selman, and local sustainability advocates who are walking the talk.

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