Coyote Film Festival plans July 26 showings

MIDDLETOWN – The Coyote Film Festival will be at the Calpine Geothermal Visitor's Center this Saturday, where it will offer two screenings of new and interesting films.

Screenings are planned for 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 26.

July’s main film is “Call of the Hummingbird” by Alice Klein.

In the gorgeous setting of central Brazil, a rag tag group of 1,000 permaculture experts, Rastafarians, alternative health practitioners, 13 Moon Calendar followers and nongovernmental organization executives work toward a do-it-yourself action plan to make the world a better place in 13 days! But who is going to deal with the garbage?

Welcome to “Survivor” for social change addicts where consensus is the only way to make decisions. Anyone can speak, for as long as they like about whatever they want, and they do!

The film’s fascinating characters take us on a journey that covers terrain from the practices of permaculture and consensus facilitation all the way to the meaning of the Mayan calendar, which mysteriously ends in 2012 – just a few short years away. In the process we are introduced to new ideas about politics, nature and even time itself.

There will also be a short film and animation. The program runs approximately 90 minutes.

Parental discretion is advised (nudity, language). Cost at door is $10 for adults, $5 for 16 and under. Doors open half hour before screening. Coyote Popcorn and refreshments will be for sale.

Hey, why not take time for lunch or dinner at any of the restaurants in and around Middletown as well as picnicking at the benches and tables on the Calpine grounds?

The rest of this year’s fest will be an exciting lineup which will be announced soon.

In September Coyote Film Festival is screening “Sherman’s Way,” a romantic comedy partly shot in Lake County and winning independent festival awards. Director Craig Saavedra will be on hand and we working out all the details.

The Calpine Geothermal Visitor's Center is located at 15500 Central Park Road, off of Highway 29, in Middletown.