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Film and Discussion, “Catching the Sun” (with popcorn!)

July 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Film and Discussion, “Catching the Sun” (with popcorn!)

A New York Times Critics’ Pick, “Catching the Sun” is a 2016 documentary film telling the stories of solar energy entrepreneurs and activists, from all walks of life and around the globe. Written and directed by Shalini Kantayya and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie examines our global energy transition “from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands.” For full description and trailer, see “Catching the Sun.”

At this July TEKPark meeting we’ll show the film in its entirety (one hour and fifteen minutes), followed by group discussion. The film’s distributors encourage home screenings with small groups, even offering a House Party Guide. During our discussion we’ll talk about how this might work for those interested in sharing the movie with others. The film is available for free (through Netflix streaming) or to rent/purchase through Vimeo for $7.99/$12.99.

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 at TEKPark (9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031, between Kutztown and Allentown). Meetings are free and open to the public. After the meeting, please plan to stick around and chat with friends old and new. And YES, popcorn will be served! Hope to see you there!

For questions, contact Vera Cole, [masked].

Need a gift…but don’t want to buy stuff?

If you’d like to make a donation to MAREA or buy someone a membership as a gift, let us know and we’ll handle the acknowledgement thoughtfully, by email or paper mail, with your input. Drop us a note at [masked]. And remember, all new memberships get a free copy of the DVD, “Saving Sunshine”!

Free DVD with MAREA membership  While supplies last, all new and renewing MAREA members will receive a free copy of “Saving Sunshine, Keeping the Lights on with Batteries and Solar Power,” the 30-minute DVD produced by MAREA this year with funding from the Berks Community Foundation and distributed by Bullfrog Films. It’s terrific film, offering an interesting and easily understood explanation of the electricity grid and distribution generation, especially the role of batteries with solar. MAREA is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donations and memberships are how we keep the lights on. You can join at the meeting or anytime online. Thanks for your help. 


TEK Park
9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us


Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (eastern PA)