PEFF Fall Forum


Tuesday, October 9

7 p.m. Walk With Me

Monday, October 22

7 p.m. The Silver Branch

Tuesday, October 23

7 p.m. The World Before My Feet

Thursday, October 25

7 p.m. Leaning Into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Walk With Me

2017 | 102 min.
Directed by Marc J. Francis and Max Pugh

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Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence.

 Tickets can be purchased from the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Some free tickets will be available at the Welcome Desk at the Princeton Public Library while supplies last beginning Sept. 4.

This is a special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

Presented in collaboration with Gratitude Yoga. The screening will be preceded by a guided meditation at the Gratitude Yoga Studio at 6:00PM.

7 p.m. at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

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Monday, October 22, 2018


The Silver Branch

2017 | 75 min.
Directed by Katrina Costello

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The story of farmer-poet Patrick McCormack explores his relationship with the picturesque wilderness area of Western Ireland known as the Burren where his family has lived for generations. When, to give the area a much-needed economic boost, the government plans to build an interpretive center that would attract tourists in the area, McCormack becomes part of a court battle to halt its construction and preserve the area.The Silver Branch has been called a philosophical vision-poem about one man’s journey through life which underpins a search to reconnect with nature and culture as primary sources from which we learn a deeper understanding of ourselves and our surroundings.

This is a special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

Free, but tickets required. Tickets can be obtained from the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Presented in collaboration with The Princeton Garden Theatre and NOFA-NJ.

7 p.m. at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018


The World Before Your Feet

2018 | 95 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Workman

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For over six years, Matt Green, 37, has been pursuing an unusual personal quest. He’s walking every block of every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles that takes him through hundreds of neighborhoods. In order to pursue this project, Matt quit his job as an engineer, gave up his apartment, and discarded most of his possessions. He now lives on about $15 per day and couch-surfs at a multitude of apartments across the city. When he’s not out walking, Matt spends his time researching the myriad curiosities that catch his eye during his journey – be it a national landmark or a humble manhole cover. While he has devoted years of his life to this endeavor, Matt is not sure why he’s doing it. He isn’t writing a book or hoping to become a tour guide. He isn’t walking for charity or for publicity. He just feels compelled to walk, and to seek out moments of understanding about his world and the people who live in it.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeremy Workman and Matt Green, the subject of the film.

Presented in collaboration with The Friends of Princeton Open Space.

7 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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Thursday, October 25, 2018


Leaning Into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy

2017 | 93 minutes
Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Official Website

Sixteen years after Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time, the acclaimed documentary about the life and work of Scotland-based environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returned to work with Andy Goldsworthy. This film reflects the artist’s exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art.

This is a special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

Presented in collaboration with D&R Greenway Land Trust.

7 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

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