Fla. Museum to show award-winning ‘Gimme Green,’ host filmmaker Thursday during Museum Nights

February 25th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The awards shows may be over, but audiences still have an opportunity to see a winner Thursday as the Florida Museum of Natural History presents “Gimme Green,” a film produced by University of Florida Documentary Institute graduates Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg.

Flagg will introduce the documentary and lead discussions after both showings of the film at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. during Museum Nights.

“Gimme Green,” winner of numerous awards including best documentary at the Phoenix Film Festival, the Oxford International Film Festival and Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, takes a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and its effect on the environment.

For more information on Museum Nights and a complete spring schedule, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/museum_nights.htm or call (352) 273-2063.

For more information on the film or the filmmakers, visit www.gimmegreen.com.

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Writer: Caroline Glagola
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu