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Normal Is Over film screening

  • UA Hampton Bays 5 119 West Montauk Highway Hampton Bays, NY, 11946 United States (map)

The Ecological Culture Initiative will host a film screening of the award-winning documentary Normal Is Over on Tuesday, Februray 26th, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the UA Hampton Bays 5 📽

Movie tickets MUST be purchased in advance through Gathr Films

When purchasing your ticket, please consider making an additional donation to ECI through the Gathr Films site. Proceeds from the film go to the theater and distributor, and not to ECI or the filmmaker (donation links below).

Watch The Trailer

Film Synopsis

Normal Is Over is a compelling and visually rich documentary directed by investigative TV-journalist Renée Scheltema. Her award-winning film is about humanity’s wisest response to climate change, species extinction, the depletion of critical natural resources, income inequlity and industrial control of our food production.

This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial system connects all these issues, and offers solutions, which could be implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to rethinking the overarching myths of our time.

Renée takes off on a multinational voyage, meeting not only prominent experts, but also everyday citizens who concentrate on matters such as organic agriculture, the banning of plastic, saving species, ecological economics, sustainable architecture, renewable energy, and more.

While this film is intended to challenge viewers on many different levels, it most of all offers hope.


This movie runs 1h 43m. After the film, there will be a Q&A with ECI staff.

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Post-Film Discussion

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"Having grown up in Hampton Bays in the 1970’s, to now seeing dying trees, mass fish kills, and our sand dunes choked with plastic, I realized what we once considered normal living has changed. ECI hopes Normal is Over will serve as a call to recognize and address the environmental pressures put on our land and waterways.

We wish to spark a discussion about the positive, simple changes we can make which are less destructive, and more regenerative, to our environment. After the film screening, ECI will have Q&A to discuss solutions and plans of action."

— Jeff Schultz, Meteorologist and ECI Director of Public Relations


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