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Host Screening


The documentary is approximately 52 minutes in length.


Submit Screening Request - Due to the number of requests being received, we ask that you complete the screening request form to help us expedite and streamline the process efficiently.  Screenings should be submitted at least two weeks prior to your proposed screening date.

We will review all form submissions and a representative from TACF will be in contact with you to acknowledge receipt and follow up with required next steps.

Intended Audiences - Please note this documentary is intended for adult audiences.  It is also appropriate for junior and senior high school students. 

Resources Required: Each venue will need to  provide their own A/V capabilities and proper staffing to assist.  You will also need to ensure proper sound and audio for screenings in larger rooms/locations, preferably with a sound board and/or surround sound speakers.

Discussion/Presentation Option: For organizations requesting a presentation or discussion, please indicate on the form. Due to limited staff and time, we may not be able to accept every request.

Documentary Links and Screening Kit: If your venue is approved for a screening, TACF will provide the documentary link and screening kit for download.


Hard Copies:  Please email to request a hard copy of the film on dvd or usb.

Donations: There is no fee to screen the documentary; however, donations are encouraged and appreciated to help offset the film development costs. Click here to donate.

Future Screenings


Screening Requests must be submitted at least TWO weeks in advance of screening date.


This list will be continuously updated. To request a screening and access our documentary screening kit, please submit your request here.

July 14, 2024 | Greeneville, SC
Grateful Brew, 501 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607. Free admission, please reserve your seat here.
August 19, 2024 | Franklin, NC
Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center, 51 Cowee School Road, Franklin NC, 28734. August 19, 6:30 pm.
October 13, 2024 | Goleta, CA
NatureTrack Film Festival, Metropolitan Camino Real Cinemas, 7040 Market Pl Dr, Goleta, CA 93117.

May 13, 2023
| Georgia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. Meeting is open to the public. University of North Georgia. Details will be posted at
May 17, 2023 | MA/RI Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. The Birches School. Contact Mark Meehl for details
June 2, 2023 | 12:30pm, Lincoln Council on Aging & Human Services
June 27, 2023 | Coginchaug Outdoor Enrichment Center, Korn Community Center, Durham, CT. Limited seating. RSVP here
June 29, 2023 | 7pm, Fonta Flora Brewery, Nebo, NC. Due to limited space please RSVP here (Free).
June 30, 2023 | The Lincoln Theatre, Marion, VA | Details Here
July 27, 2023 | TACF VA Chapter, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Questions? Email:
August 22, 2023 | TACF CT Chapter, Southbury Public Library, Southbury, CT | Register here (free)
August 14, 2023 | Bucks Mont Organic Gardening Club at Churchville Nature Center, Churchville, PA | Register Here
August 18, 2023 | Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust at The Village Green - Lewis Hall, Cashiers, NC | Details Here
August 26, 2023 | Sedona, AZ
Mario's Organics, Sedona Community Center, Sedona, AZ
September 14, 2023 | Harrisonburg, VA
VA Chapter sponsored, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, Harrisonburg, VA, 6pm | Email RSVP to:
September 15, 2023 | Fayetteville, NY
Fayetteville Free Library
September 21, 2023 | Middletown, CT
Friends of Indian Hill Cemetery, Rockfall Foundation, Middletown, CT | For more details, Click for Event Tickets (free - Open to the Public) 
September 21, 2023 | Durham, CT
CT Chapter, Durham Fair, Durham, CT | Click for details or email
September 23, 2023 | Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Host: Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District. Center Theatre, 20 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME. Questions: contact
September 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA
GA Chapter hosted at The Carter Center, Cecil B. Day Chapel, Atlanta, GA, 3pm Reception, 4pm Film Viewing, 5:30 Q&A. Co-sponsored by: Trees Atlanta and Jimmy Carter Presidential Library | Click for Event Tickets (free)
September 28, 2023 | Harwinton, CT
CT Chapter co-sponsored with Harwinton Land Trust and Harwinton Town Library, Harwinton Town Hall, Harwinton, CT, 6:30pm | Questions? Contact Harwinton Public Library (860)485-9113
October 14, 2023 | Falmouth, ME
ME Chapter Annual Meeting & 40th TACF Anniversary Celebration, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME | For details, contact event organizer, Eva Butler at
October 14, 2023 | Bedford, VA
Bedford Public Library System - Bedford Room, October 14 @3:30pm, Walk-Ins welcome, Bedford, VA,
October 15, 2023 | Falmouth, ME
Maine Audubon Public Viewing,  Walk-Ins welcome, Falmouth, ME
October 15, 2023 | Pittsboro, NC
The Plant, for more details, contact The Plant or go to
October 19, 2023 | Owensboro, KY
Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) sponsored by Owensboro Museum of Science & History; 11am screening for Nature Committee and Students; 5:30pm screening for General Public; Owensboro, KY | To RSVP and get details, visit Facebook Event here.
October 25, 2023 | New Haven, CT
P.W. Sprague Memorial Foundation at Sprague Hall, New Haven, CT, 6pm | Email for details and to RSVP.
October 28, 2023 | Baldwin, MD
MD Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation, Fox Haven Farm, Baldwin, MD
October 28, 2023 | Whitesburg, KY
Sense-of-Place, Harry M Caudill Library, Whitesburg, KY, 2pm | Questions: email
November 4, 2023 | Mars Hill, NC
Mars Theatre Brewing Company, Nov. 4 Daytime Showing 1:30pm. For more information please contact Mars Theatre Brewing Company.
November 4, 2023 | Reading, PA
PA/NJ Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation, PA/NJ Chapter Fall Meeting (open to the public). Berks Campus of PSU, Reading, PA.
Details will be posted at
November 11, 2023 | Leesburg, VA
VA Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation, Fall Meeting (open to the public). Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Leesburg, VA, 1pm - 3pm Details posted at:
November 13, 2023 | Granville, MA
Granville Public Library, (Walk-ins welcome). Contact the library for details.

November 17, 2023 | Prospect Park, NY
Points of Interest—Boathouse + Audubon Center, Prospect Park Alliance, Free admission, and Registration required. Showing time: 6:15-8pm

November 18, 2023 | Moneta, VA
Moneta Smith Mountain Lake Library, Community Room (Walk-ins welcome). Contact library for details.

December 3, 2023 | Nebo, NC  
Carolinas Chapter celebrates the TACF 40th Anniversary with a documentary screening and free Chestnut beer at the picturesque Fonta Flora Brewery location at Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC!  Event link for details:
December 12, 2023 | Trumansburg, NY
Town of Ulysses Tree Advisory Council, First Presbyterian Church, Time: 7pm  (open to the public). 
January 5, 2024 | Cape Charles, VA
Town of Cape Charles Tree Advisory Board, Historic Palace Theater in Cape Charles, Time: TBD (open to the public). 
January 10, 2024 | Augusta, ME
Maine Woodland Owners, Forestry Forum Annual Meeting, For more info:
February 1, 2024 | Blacksburg, VA
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) and Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources Screening of CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut, Historic Lyric Theatre, 6:30pm, Blacksburg, VA.  Please RSVP here.
February 1, 2024 | Midlothian, VA
Pocahontas Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist, Clover Hill Library, February 1, 2024, arrive at 5:45pm, film begins at 6pm. 
February 18, 2024 | Pomfret, CT
Connecticut Audubon Society & Wyndham Land Trust, Center at Pomfret, 2pm (open to the public). Weather permitting, if rescheduled, March 2nd, 2pm is the backup date.
February 22, 2024 | Bedford, VA
University of Lynchburg, Claytor Nature Center, 1844 Woods Road, Bedford, VA.
Screening of CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut, Free and open to the public, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
  Registration is required. Scan the QR code in the featured image to register.
March 17, 2024 | Huddleston, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Discovery Center, Winter Lecture Series, 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston, VA 24104.  March 17, 2024, 3pm - 4pm. Click for more information.
March 19, 2024 | Asheville, NC
Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804, March 19, 2024, 6:30 pm. Followed by a Q&A with the TACF staff. RSVP is required
March 20, 2024 | Poughkeepsie, NY
The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, Vassar Farm Ln. Poughkeepsie, New York 12603I. Open to the public, March 20, 2024, 4 pm.
March 24, 2024 | Westerly, RI
The United Theatre, Showing in the Main Cinema, March 24, 2024, 3 pm. Open to the public, RSVP here
March 28, 2024 | Wells, ME
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells, Maine 04090. Open to the public, March 28, 2024, 3:30 pm.
April 10, 2024 | Cashiers, NC
Cashiers Historical Society, location is Carlton-Cashiers Community Library 249 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717. Open to the public, April 10, 2024, 4 pm. 
April 24, 2024 | Glen Mills, PA
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342I. CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chesnut, April 24, 2024, 7 pm. Open to the public. Check Newlin Grist Mill for updates.
April 25, 2024 | Providence, RI
Rhode Island Historical Society at Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906. April 25, 6pm - 8pm. RSVP here.
April 26, 2024 | Ellsworth, ME
City of Ellsworth Arbor Commission and the TACF Maine Chapter, Moore Community Center, 125 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605, April 26th, 7 pm.
May 4, 2024 | Montreat, NC
2024 Montreat Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration, Saturday, May 4, 2024
Moore Center Field, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut screening at 12:15pm.
May 4, 2024 | Pisgah National Forest, NC
Cradle of Forestry in America with FIND Outdoors. See schedule for screening event, Lunch and Learn followed by an indoor screening at the Cradle of Forestry followed by a Q&A session with the American Chestnut Foundation. May 4, 2024, 12pm - 3pm. 
May 30, 2024 | Rome, GARome International Film Festival. Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161, May 30, 2024, time TBD. More details coming soon.


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