Thursday, October 2, 2008

We Are BOOST’s Friday Night Lights series presents a free two-part screening of eco-educational film “City 21” at Maxine’s 2 in downtown Trenton, NJ

– We Are Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST) cordially invites everyone to a special two-part screening of “City21”, a film produced by the Knossus Project. Part 1 of the film will screen on Friday, October 10; Part 2 will screen on Friday, October 17 from 6pm until 8pm at Maxine’s 2 Restaurant located at 120 South Warren Street in downtown Trenton, NJ. Screening will take place on second floor private party room.

We Are BOOST, along with film-maker Christopher Zelov of the Knossus Project, will premiere “City21”, a unique cinematic journey illuminating key perspectives and real-time initiatives that are shaping the 21st Century City. The Knossus Project is a Mid-Atlantic based research and development firm dedicated to seeking out and creating things that will make the world a better place in which to live. Specifically, its efforts have centered on the development of a sustainable environment, renewable energy, and environments that are not only ecologically friendly, but are artistically vibrant.

The Friday, October 10th screening will feature segments:

· The Sacred Origins of the City: Arnold Toynbee on the origin of Civilization/City Plans through time
· Magical Architecture: The intentional eco-community of Damanhur, in Northern Italy
· Utopia Imagination: Poetry and Architecture/The Open City Project in Ritoque, Chile
· Regenerative Design: Nature and Architecture, the transformation of The Biosphere2 Project into Eco-Village design with Architect Phil Hawes
· Energy Independence: The White Gold of the North/Renewable energy in Iceland.

The Friday, October 17th screening will feature segments:

· The City as Memory Theater: Mythic design wisdom transmitted through the generations with David Mayernik
· The Creative Green City: The Lighthouse Project in Glasgow
· Creating Eco-Villages: The Findhorn Experiment in Scotland
· Cities and Time: The Long Now perspective with Stewart Brand

Advanced registration is required; however thanks to generous contributions from stalwart supporters, Peter Abrams of Modern Metal Work and Barbara Stange, proprietor of Simply Natural Living, these screenings are now FREE to the general public.

For more information or to register, please call (206) 202-2883 or email

Since 2007, Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (BOOST) has planned, promoted, and coordinated over 50 forums, initially in the Trenton-Mercer County region. They have developed a speakers' bureau that includes academics, architects, business owners and entrepreneurs as well as professionals and practitioners. Within this bureau, speakers have expertise in areas ranging from green building and sustainable community design to personal and organizational leadership capacity building. For more information, visit our website:

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