Rochester Street Films

Next up: “The Road to Sustainability”
Wednesday, June 14. 6:30 p.m.
at The Little Theatre #1

We’re teaming up with Rochester People’s Climate Coalition to explore the relationship between transportation and sustainability. How do the lifestyle choices we make as individuals impact our health, environment, social and economic well-being? A mix of short films from around the world plus live discussion with local leaders will inspire conversation and no doubt, some debate. This event will be moderated by Mona Seghatoleslami, host and producer on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM.
Panelists will include:

Anne Spaulding – City of Rochester, Energy and Sustainability Manager

Mayor Robert Corby – Village of Pittsford

Chris Hartman – Headwater Food Hub

Benjamin Woelk – Common Ground Health

Sue Hughes-Smith – Rochester People’s Climate Coalition

Reserve your seat in advance with an online donation to Reconnect Rochester (suggested $5 – $25).

*No one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds, but seats will go quickly. Reserve your spot ahead of time.

Rochester Street Films - The Road to Sustainability

About Rochester Street Films

This film series—produced in partnership with Floating Home Films—aims to identify, explain and discuss complex transportation concepts, and facilitate community conversation about the current state and future possibilities for mobility in Rochester.

Together with locally produced and archival short films, live panel discussions help to stimulate community conversation on a wide range of related  topics including Rochester’s transportation history, bus transit system, cycling infrastructure, pedestrian life, street design, “car culture”, equity issues, urban sprawl, and more.

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We asked local filmmakers and ordinary citizens to share their perspective on what it’s like to get around Rochester without a car. No rules; No restrictions; No filter. Over the next few weeks we’ll share those films with you below.

And we’d like to ask for your help getting these films in front of as many people as we can. If you would like to host a mini screening of Rochester Street Films in your neighborhood, please contact us.

Ericka Jones, a Systems Advocate at Center for Disability Rights, focuses on a segment of our population often overlooked. For people with disabilities, Ericka shows us how running a simple errand requires careful planning days in advance. Ironically, even the streets themselves can become barriers to living a productive life.

Alex Freeman has previously made several films about local cyclists. With this project Alex attempts to understand why the automobile has had such a grip on the hearts and minds of Rochester commuters.

Nate Butler grew up around cars. Learning to work on them with his dad as a kid, he just figured that cars were the only way to get around. Now a student at R.I.T., Nate has taken up cross-country running and he’s learning something new about his community with every step.

We are currently seeking sponsors for Rochester Street Films 2017. See all sponsor levels and advertising opportunities and contact us if you or your organization are interested in supporting this program.


Rochester Street Films is made possible by your donations and the following sponsors.

American Public Transportation Association
Lori's Natural Foods
LaBella Associates
Rochester Brainery
TRU Yoga
SWBR Architects
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Reconnect Rochester
Floating Homes Films


The Little Theatre
Editions Printing
Center for Disability Rights

More than
a movie.

Rochester Street Films are…

Local and relevant.

Hilarious, AND thought-provoking.

A little maddening.

Always enlightening.

Above all, not to be missed.