Church hosts 2nd environmental film festival

Trinity Episcopal Church rapidly approaches its second environmental film fest Sept. 7-8, and some exciting changes have been made while the fun of last year’s film event have been retained.

At 12-2 p.m. Sept. 7, more than 350 area fourth- through eighth-graders have been invited to the Mineral Point Opera House for free viewings of six films from the Wild & Scenic Film Organization.

Indigenous perspectives are highlighted during the weekend as organizers pursue more insights into the stewardship of creation. Joseph Bruchac, an Abenaki storyteller, will give a free storytelling concert at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the opera house, 139 High St., for adults and elementary schoolchildren. A lively performance artist, he has authored over 130 books and is a musician and poet. A community reception follows in the library hosted by the Mineral Point Library, the Mineral Point Historical Society and Trinity Episcopal.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, films ranging from three to 32 minutes make up the program and cover topics such as the oceans, food, water, indigenous perspectives, agriculture, national parks and land preservation. Tickets are $10 and are available at Berget Jewelers, brownpapertickets.org and at the door. Advocacy groups will have displays in the second-floor lobby. Door prizes from local artists and businesses will be shared during intermission, and Bruchac will tell a story.

For more information, see www.trinitympt.org, www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org and josephbruchac.com.