An evening with Curt Ellis at Community Theatre
The Fairfield Community Theatre will present "An Evening with Curt Ellis" on Friday, April 30. Ellis' film, The Greening of Southie (to view the trailer go to www.greeningofsouthie.com), will start at 7:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.
Filmmakers Ellis and Ian Cheney, age 28 and 29, co-created The Greening of Southie. As co-creators and stars in the 2007 hit documentary King Corn (www.kingcorn.net), they were launched into the spotlight on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR and The New York Times. Now they're back, with a new film that builds on their favorite theme: it's the fundamental things that matter most: food, clothing, and shelter.
As America faces down an economic crisis, Ellis and Cheney argue that the homes we build today have to match our vision for the city of tomorrow. Ellis and Cheney were classmates and environmental activists together at Yale before starting work in film.
Ellis co-created, co-produced and starred in King Corn. Currently serving as a Food and Society Policy Fellow for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, he is also producing a documentary about Mississippi water quality, titled Big River. He founded Wicked Delicate Films with Cheney in 2004, and together they have created a variety of commercial and documentary films. He studied History at Yale University. Ellis and Cheney frequently speak on campuses and at conferences on issues of sustainability.