Gifford “What If…” film- Play Again

April 16, 2013 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Play Again (2010) (80 min)
Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii.

But what are we missing when we are behind screens? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet? At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?


In collaboration with the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, ArtRage Gallery will screen films depicting community efforts to improve their communities and the world. The spring series of three films will begin in March and run thru May 2013. Films were selected by a committee of community members and are shown twice at different days and times followed by a facilitated discussion. All films are free to the public. No reservation is required.

Partnering organizations for the spring “What If…” Film Series are Alchemical Nursery, Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Cooperative Federal: Syracuse’s community development credit union, Montessori School of Syracuse, The New School, Northside UP, Slow Food CNY,  the Syracuse Area Beekeepers Club and the Syracuse Real Food Cooperative.