March 27, 2024

Environmental Film Festival Is in its 18th Year at Library

VISUAL STORYTELLING: “The Wonder and the Worry,” among the features in the upcoming Princeton Environmental Film Festival, follows the careers of former National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns and his daughter Louise, a young freelance photographer. (Photo by Saskia Madlener)

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival, a signature Princeton Public Library event, opens Friday, April 5 and runs through Sunday, April 14. The 18th annual festival features 22 films: eight feature-length documentaries and 14 short films.

Films will be screened in person at the library and streamed virtually, with some films available in both formats. Streamed selections will be available to view April 8-14. There will also be an off-site screening at the Princeton Garden Theatre on April 7.

In addition to The Wonder and the Worry, pictured above, titles include Inundation District, about rising seas; A Symphony of Tiny Lights, about a man who spent 17 years in silence after witnessing the oil spill in San Francisco Bay; The Asbestos City, a documentary that captures the human story of small-town America in Manville throughout and beyond the events of Hurricane Ida in 2021; and 399: Queen of the Tetons.

All screenings are free. The festival is under the direction of Susan Conlon and Kim Dorman, who curate films with local, regional, and international relevance.

The full lineup, along with the screening schedule, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and instructions for using the Eventive platform to stream films, can be found at