Giants Rising (Special Screening)

Great Hollow and the Bank Street Theater are pleased to co-host a special screening of the critically acclaimed, feature-length documentary, Giants Rising, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Lisa Landers. Giants Rising “takes us into the heart of America’s most iconic forests and reveals the secrets and saga of the coastal redwoods. It’s an epic tale that explores the wonders of these silent giants and our dramatic, ever-evolving relationship with them. Living links to the past, redwoods also hold powers that may play a role in our future, including their ability to withstand fire and capture carbon, to offer clues about longevity and even enhance our own well-being. How do they do it and how will redwoods keep working their magic as they’re pushed to their limits? Through the voices of biologists, artists, Native peoples and others racing to understand and safeguard these trees, Giants Rising reveals the scientific wonders of redwoods, our deep cultural ties to them, and efforts to help these iconic forests overcome the legacy of logging that nearly wiped them out. It’s a story that offers lessons about resilience and connection, and the promise of solutions that will help us all rise up from the past and face the challenges that lay ahead.”

You can watch the inspiring trailer and find out more about the here.

The program will start at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19th at The Bank Street Theater (46 Bank Street, New Milford, CT) with an introduction by Lisa Landers.

Tickets are recommended to be purchased in advance: