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Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
Directed by
James Redford

USA / 2017 / 71
New York Premiere

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Q&A Attendees
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James Redford, Hosted by Jon Bowermaster
CAN we make enough renewable energy to supply the world's needs and replace fossil fuels? HOW will we do that? And, WILL we? In his convivial and earnest drive to understand the issues and solutions, James Redford, co-founder of The Redford Center with his father, Robert Redford, takes us on a country-crossing, three-year odyssey to get real, comprehensible answers to complex questions and technologies. Happening explores the current state of engagement of corporations, governmental departments, communities, entrepreneurs, and activists, with an enlightening look at what is being done to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. The film reveals some exciting developments in the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits and makes communities stronger and healthier all across the US. Appropriately titled, this topically relevant documentary is not only informing, but also uplifting, as we discover what is actually happening in America to reverse climate change. — Jeff Morris

*Sponsored by Hudson Solar and Dandelion

James Redford writes, produces and directs for Film and Television. Prior to completing Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution for HBO, James' other HBO films include Toxic: Hot Seat, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Mann v. Ford and The Kindness Of Strangers. While completing Happening, James has traveled the world as an American Film Showcase ambassador with his two award-winning documentary films.Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope and Paper Tigers.

James is the Co-founder and Chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people though inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. Among many of its functions, the center's documentary film projects include Watershed, Fighting Goliath and The Art Of Activism. James lives in Marin County California. His interests include playing lead guitar for Olive and the Dirty Martinis as well as yoga, skiing surfing and cycling.

Cast/Featuring: Emily Kirsch, Ray Maybus, Dale Ross, Lisa Jackson, Pat Spearman
Executive Producer(s): Todd Clayton Chaffee, James Langer, Shelia, Nevins, Neda Nobari, Jeff & Laurie Ubben
Producer(s): James Redford, Jill Tidman, Nancy Abraham (For HBO)
Director(s): James Redford
Screenwriter(s): James Redford
Cinematographer(s): John Behrens
Composer(s)/Music: Sean Hayes
Sound Designer(s): Bob Edwards
Other Credits: Senior Producer for HBO: Nancy Abraham; Associate Producer: Jonathan White; Post Producer: Cassandra Jabola
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