5th annual Cambridge Film Festival set for Friday

An image from the short film “A Voice for the Rivers,” by Dave Harp and Sandy Cannon-Brown,” is shown. The movie will be screened Friday, Feb. 14, at Gallery 447 as part of the Cambridge Film Festival.

CAMBRIDGE — ShoreRivers and Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth will host the fifth Cambridge Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 14, at Gallery 447.

This annual festival will present 10 short environmental and adventure films that illustrate the beauty of the Earth and the work communities are doing to protect the planet.

The event will be an evening of light local fare, beverages including beer and wine, and an hour-long program of award-winning films. After the event, guests are encouraged to enjoy dinner at nearby Jimmie & Sooks Restaurant with a special discount.

The event will include a showing of the most recent project by special guests Dave Harp and Sandy Cannon-Brown, a 30-minute film titled “A Voice for the Rivers,” which features ShoreRivers’ four professional Riverkeepers.

The evening also is an opportunity to recognize citizens, community partners and businesses that support a cleaner and healthier Choptank River and Chesapeake Bay.

Proceeds from the film festival will benefit the #SwimmableShoreRivers campaign, a water quality testing program that monitors bacteria levels in local waterways. This data collection allows ShoreRivers to keep the public informed of potential health threats, and pinpoint and address sources of pollution. Community members also may support the program by sponsoring new testing sites. For more information, contact Choptank Riverkeeper Matt Pluta at mpluta@shorerivers.org or 443-385-0511, ext. 203.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to enjoy a pre-show “oyster social” featuring local oysters donated by Stoney Cove Charters and Choptank Oyster Company.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door, and available online at www.shoreriv ers.org/events. Tickets include one drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.

For more information, visit shorerivers.org/events or contact Connor Liu at cliu@shorerivers.org or 443-385-0511, ext 210.

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