ELEMENTAL Film Premier and Additional Showings in Eugene and Surrounding Area — Sept 2022

Join FUSEE, Cascadia Wildlands, Northwest Youth Corps, and Oregon Wild in welcoming ELEMENTAL to Eugene on Friday, September 9 at 6:00 pm at the Art House (previously Bijou Cinemas). The film screening will be followed by a short reception with guest speakers, and more information from local nonprofit organizations and fire experts on home hardening and protecting our communities from fire. This opening event is now SOLD OUT. 
Additionally, the film will be shown at the Art House on

  • Saturday, September 10 @ 5:15 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Monday, September 12 — Thursday, September 15 @ 6:30 pm.
  • Friday, September 16 @ 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 17 — Sunday, September 18 @ 11:50am and 4:50 pm
  • Monday, September 19 — Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
  • Secure your tickets before they sell out.

The film will also be shown at the US Basketball Academy near McKenzie Bridge just above the initiation site of the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire on September 30 at 6:00 pm. Click here to RSVP and for more information about this no-cost showing.

About the film:

Narrated by David Oyelowo, ELEMENTAL takes viewers on a journey with the top experts in the nation to better understand fire. We follow the harrowing escape from Paradise as the town ignited from wind-driven embers and burned within a few hours of the fire’s start. We visit fire labs where researchers torch entire houses to learn why some homes burn and others survive. We learn from Native Americans as they employ fire to benefit nature and increase community safety as they have for thousands of years. We follow researchers who work to understand the effects of climate on forests and the crucial role that natural forests play in storing vast amounts of carbon. Along the way we listen to people who have survived the deadliest fires to underscore the importance of this quest.