St. John Film Society Press Release:
St. John Film Society
2013 Season Premiere
Tonight at 7:30pm – St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay
Featuring raffle prizes from: Arawak Expeditions and IGBA ReSource Depot
Arrive early, save a seat, buy raffle tickets, sip a glass of wine, enjoy an evening of film!
Raffle tickets two for $8 and one for $5 available for purchase at the January 15 screening (winners must be present). Wine available for purchase 6:45-7:30pm. All proceeds to benefit St. John Film Society.
Become a St. John Film Society Member and enjoy exclusive membership benefits: Just $35 for a full season of monthly films including one complimentary glass of wine and one raffle ticket per month, plus full access to the St. John Film Society film library. Details at the January 15th screening.
THERE ONCE WAS AN ISLAND
Directed by Briar March, 80 minutes, Documentary, 2010
Among the world’s first climate change refugees, a unique Pacific island community considers leaving their homeland forever to escape life-threatening sea level rise. There Once Was an Island presents the human face of climate change, challenging audiences everywhere to consider their relationship to the earth and to their neighbors.
What if your community had to decide whether to leave its homeland forever and there was no apparent help available? This is the reality for the culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu, a tiny, low-lying Pacific Ocean atoll within Papau New Guinea. As a tidal flood submerges this fishing and agricultural community they experience the devastating effects of climate change, firsthand.
In this documentary, the three intrepid characters of Teloo, Endar, and Satty allow us into their lives and culture, showing us the human face behind environmental crisis. Two scientists, oceanographer John Hunter and geomorphologist Scott Smithers, investigate the impact of climate change on communities with limited access to resources and support, while the citizens of Takuu consider whether to move to an uncertain future in Bougainville or to stay on Takuu and fight for a different, but equally uncertain, outcome.
Virgin Islands News:
Travel + Leisure Magazine Ranks 3 V.I. Beaches ‘Best on Earth’
By Source Staff — January 14, 2013
Three Virgin Islands beaches have scored high rankings in Travel + Leisure magazine’s inaugural Best Beaches survey. The results published in the January 2013 issue highlighted Trunk Bay on St. John, Turtle Beach on St Croix’s Buck Island and Magens Bay on St. Thomas in their list…. read more
St. John Weather
High surf advisory in effect until 5:00 AM
Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain
High of 82 degrees F.
Breezy: Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph.
Chance of rain 40%.
Water Temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor) 82 degees F
Sunrise: 6:54 AM AST – Sunset: 6:03 PM AST
St. John Live Music Schedule – Tuesday January 15
Barefoot Cowboy Lounge
7:00 – 9:00
6:00 – 9:00
Karaoke & Open Mic
8:00 – 11:00
6:00 – 9:30
6:30 – 9:30
Rascio on Steel Pan
6:00 – 9:30
5:00 – 8:00
See Weekly Schedule