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WMEAC presents "FernGully: The Last Rain Forest" at Wealthy Theatre

West Michigan Environmental Action Council will present "FernGully: The Last Rainforest," on April 4 at Wealthy Theatre.
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"FernGully: The Last Rainforest"

  • Where: Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE,  Grand Rapids
  • When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4; doors at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Suggested $5 donation
  • Rated: G

Grand Rapids residents seeking some family-friendly entertainment can find it next month at the Wealthy Theatre, as the West Michigan Environmental Action Council presents "FernGully: The Last Rainforest."

The movie, directed by Billy Kroyer, invites viewers into a magical rainforest where humans are 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 film features the voices of Robin Williams, Tim Curry and Christian Slater.

“'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. "FernGully: The Last Rainforest" is presented in partnership with Moms Clean Air Force, a group of parents fighting for their children's right to breathe clean air.

More information on the series is available at wmeacfilmseries.com.

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