Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - First Thursday: The Ants & the Grasshopper

First Thursday: The Ants & the Grasshopper

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First Thursday: The Ants & the Grasshopper

Thu, April 7, 2022
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

$5 – $10


Thu, April 07, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


$5 student ticket, $10 adult ticket


The Ant & the Grasshopper
Rotten Tomatoes


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


First Thursdays films are brought to you by
the Sheffield Foundation


Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real. Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide to schisms of race, class, and gender to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.

Ten years in the making, this documentary weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender, and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated to save the planet.

Directed by RAJ PATEL and ZAK PIPER. Narration written by ANITA CHITAYA with PETER MAZUNDA.

First Thursdays Film Series: On the first Thursday of the month throughout the year, Gorton screens the latest in independent cinema – from award-winning documentaries to riveting dramas to artistically excellent cinematic short films. Thank you to the Sheffield Foundation for sponsoring the First Thursdays Film Series through the Gorton Producer Program.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gorton’s Director of Film, Zachary Vanes (zach@nullgortoncenter.org) with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies!

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


Thu, April 7, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, 60045 United States