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Wed, April 19, 2023
6:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

$5 – $10


Wed, April 19, 2023 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


$5 student ticket, $10 adult ticket


One Earth Collective
IMDb: Elemental: Reimagine Fire
Film Website


Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINE WILDFIRE (84 minutes) with post-show discussion with LFOLA Director of Land Stewardship!

Part of the One Earth Collective 2023 Earth Day Mini Film Fest

Filmed across the West and narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor David Oyelowo, ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINE WILDFIRE takes viewers on a journey with the top experts in the nation to better understand fire. The film follows the harrowing escape from Paradise, California as the town ignited from wind-driven embers and burned within a few hours of the fire’s start. It then continues to the even more recent fires of the last two years, when Oregon, California and Colorado suffered their worst wildfires in recorded history. 

ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINE WILDFIRE includes the voices of climate experts, Indigenous people and fire survivors, and asks us to reimagine our relationship with wildfire as we prepare for an increasingly hotter future. Former United States Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says of the documentary:

”Elemental is an outstanding film that deserves the widest possible viewing. In a visually stunning manner, it distills what we’ve learned about wildland fire over the decades and provides a road-map for badly needed changes that will benefit thousands of people, particularly in fire prone communities.” 

In the wake destructive fires across the nation, ELEMENTAL is an important look at discovering how we can all reimagine our relationship with wildfire, and keep our homes and communities safe.  The solutions are now more timely and urgent than ever. 

Trip Jennings founded Balance Media and has worked with National Geographic for over a decade. His films have won dozens of awards around the world and have aired on major networks on every continent. For nearly two decades, Ralph Bloemers has worked on wildfire and community safety, restored burned trails, and assisted the scientific community with bringing their knowledge and research to the public.

The 2023 Earth Day Mini Film Fest runs April 19-23. The opening night film screens at Gorton on Wednesday April 19th @6:30PM.

There will be a post-show Q&A with Lake Forest Open Lands Association Director of Land Stewardship Heather Decker!

Visit www.oneearthfilmfest.org for trailers, tickets and schedules for the other films screening around Chicagoland the rest of the week

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There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.


Wed, April 19, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States