West Michigan Environmental Action Council will present FernGully: The Last Rainforest at Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, April 4. The film will screen at 7 p.m. with free treats and giveaways for kids and kids at heart before the film.
FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Billy Kroyer, invites viewers into a magical rainforest where humans are mere myths. But when Crysta, a forest fairy, meets Zak Young, a human, she learns that her home is about to be destroyed by a logging company and a destructive force called Hexxus. Together, Crysta and Zak must learn to co-exist in order to save a fragile eco-system that may be destroyed forever. The voices of Robin Williams, Tim Curry, and Christian Slater brilliantly bring to life how rainforests are crucial to the environment and the threats rainforests face in today’s world.
“FernGully is meant to be a fun event that will introduce kids to significant environmental issues in a way that will be entertaining for them,” said Jen Shaneberger, chair of the WMEAC Events Committee which organized the series. “It’s an environmental favorite for parents that their kids can now enjoy watching too.”
The WMEAC Film Series is presented in partnership with the Wealthy Theatre Centennial Capital Campaign, an effort to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint and enhance existing technologies, ensuring its sustainability for decades to come. FernGully: The Last Rainforest is presented in partnership with Moms Clean Air Force, a band of moms (and dads) fighting for their children’s right to breathe clean air, founded on the principle that that moms have passion and power – an unbeatable combination. The initiative is harnessing the strength of mother love to fight back against polluters.
A $5 donation is suggested for film entry. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
More information on the series is available at wmeacfilmseries.com.