Join us at Cinema Verde 2017 February 9 - 12!



Quentin Tarantino was among the presenters at the Fest Forum Award Ceremony!

Quentin Tarantino was among the presenters at the Fest Forum Award Ceremony!

Best of the Fests: Annual event recognizing leaders in North American festivals. 

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Cinema Verde Announces 2017 Films

While you watch 2017 film trailers, enjoy complimentary appetizers courtesy Curia

Donations of $9 or more:  $1 off drinks

Anniversary Party Only: Discounted VIP Passes for 2017 Cinema Verde Festival

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Gainesville Big Screen Premiere of 2 New Films – See them before you vote!

 6:00 - Green Drinks greeting and potluck eating!

 6:30 - Michael Moore in Trumpland

 8:00 - Before the Flood

Tuesday, November 1, 6 PM  @Market Street Pub

Double Feature and Potluck Dinner!

Presented by Cinema Verde and Green Drinks

Double Feature

Before The Flood - 96 min

Trailer at YouTube.

Captures a 3-year personal journey of Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, as he interviews persons from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned, and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Michael Moore in Trumpland - 73 min

Trailer at YouTube.   Moore discussing the making of the film in an interview with Lawrence O'Donnell.

From review at   “The key to this film . . .  is that [Moore] finds a way to push past the sense of sectarian violence that has shaped our voting blocs into hostile territories. Moore stages a conversation that can serve as a model for democratic deliberation — where, even if we disagree, we don’t have to lose a sense of our common humanity.” 

Film Submissions


"Cinema Verde 2017"

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Want to see what Cinema Verde is like? Enjoy this video created by our 2014 intern Hsin-Yun Chung!

Cinema Verde meets Green Drinks Gainesville Wed. Oct. 12, 2016, 6 - 8:30 pm.  We will be screening The Best Democracy Money Can Buy at Market Street Pub, 112 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

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Join us to meet upcoming congressman Ken McGurn and enjoy the music of our new neighbor Ellen Bukstel!

Join us to meet upcoming congressman Ken McGurn and enjoy the music of our new neighbor Ellen Bukstel!

Cinema Verde Meets Green Drinks

First Wednesday each month, 6-8 p.m.

Market Street Pub & Cabaret,

112 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Happy Hour discounts on drinks and food courtesy of venue sponsor, Market Street Pub. 
Suggested donation for Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde including film admission:  $10

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Film Tickets

Join us at the Florida SEE Conference September 10 where

we'll present Cinema Verde award-winning film Coastal Dunes of Florida

@Historic Spanish Point, Sarasota, Florida!

Sponsors welcome to help us present this community education screening!



Next film screening in Gainesville will be our Welcome Back Party September 7 (see above!)

We had a great night with film director Sarah Katz on July 6... thanks to all who turned out and to Sarah for joining us!

Moosehead's Wicked Good Plan is a documentary about Maine's 17 million acre forest threatened by development proposed by the landowner in a situation similar to a local proposal. This screening will be sponsored by St. Johns Suwanee Sierra Club and Stand By Our Plan.

National Geographic's Chief Sustainability Officer Hans Wegner endorsement forMoosehead's Wicked Good Plan, "I think this is a very nicely done piece of film on a subject that is very local, yet is in reality simply a microcosm of what is happening all over the world where decisions are made by corporate entities not based on what is good for the larger region, but purely for economic returns to the corporate coffers. Lost in that are the concerns of the locals and a consideration of the larger impact such decisions have." 

Let's watch Moosehead's Wicked Good Plan together and chat about the effects that arise from the development of forested areas and how best to deal with inevitable growth of natural areas. Click the link below to watch the trailer for the half hour film.


July 6, 6-8 pm @Market St. Pub 112 SW1st Ave.  Gainesville, FL.


2016 Film Trailers

Thank you for joining us

7th Annual Festival    <>    February 11-14, 2016

Hippodrome Theater   <>   Gainesville, Florida

Read about recent developments at Our Blog:  University and Main at the Downtown Gainesville website.


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Trailers from the 2015 Festival

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