FREE ocean-themed family films @ Lucas Theatre as part of Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, Savannah

Family Films at Lucas Theatre Gray's Reef Film Festival 2013 Savannah11th annual Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival comes to the Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah  @ 32 Abercorn St. for two nights and a full day of ocean-themed films for the entire family.

Friday night (Sept. 13) at 7 PM: a new film from National Geographic entitled “A Penguin’s Life,” followed by Project Shiphunt, featuring shipwreck explorer Jim Delgado. The films will be followed by a Q & A with National Geographic filmmaker Greg Marshall. The “A Penguin’s Life” film runs 7:20-8:05 PM starting after a short introduction to America’s national treasurers: Our 14 marine sanctuaries. “A Penguin’s Life” chronicles the everyday struggles of a colony of Emperor penguins. See firsthand how these penguin parents raise their chicks in just one season to survive on their own in the sea before the ice starts to melt.

Saturday (Sept. 14): begins at 1 PM with shorts and family films, ending with a presentation of the award-winning film “Chasing Ice,” which uses time-lapse photography to chronicle the alarming movement of shrinking glaciers. Featured screenings include Otter 501, directed by Bob Talbot, Lifeline: A Chesapeake Oyster Documentary, by independent filmmaker Adrian Schwarz, Shellshocked by independent filmmaker Emily Driscoll, student films in the 2013 Emerging Filmmakers Competition, and Sharks of Lost Island by National Geographic filmmaker Enric Sala.

At 8 p.m. Saturday will be “Chasing Ice” by independent filmmaker Joe Tufano, followed by a Q & A with Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Clark Alexander.

The Festival also includes an opening night at the Jepson Center Auditorium on Thursday, September 11th, and an encore presentation at the Jewish Education Alliance on Abercorn Street on Sunday, September 15th. More information is available at

Admission to all events is free. Learn more by clicking here.

Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401

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