Climate Change and Public Health

See this article from Rochester’s City News for an interview with Rochester physician Colleen Fogarty about the public health consequences of climate change, highlighting a recent screening and panel discussion.

CZ in the Classroom

Personal choices. Agricultural impacts. Infrastructure. Technology. Climate change has many dimensions, and should be part of the curriculum at multiple ages and from multiple perspectives. With its personal perspective, light touch, and grounding in the details of everyday life, the film is a great way to open the discussions. Contact us if you would like to brainstorm about COMFORT ZONE could be used in your class, or if you would like to have a filmmaker attend a screening.

CZ: The Story of the Story

“People from the beginning tried to dissuade us from being co-directors,” Donnelly says. “Most films have one vision, but this is three visions woven together. Now that it’s done I think those different viewpoints will help more people connect to what we’re saying, but it did make it more difficult to complete the process.” A movie reviewer  interviews the filmmakers and explores the story of how the film came to be made.

Batavia Daily News Story

Here is a story about Dave’s ties to Batavia in advance of our premier screening at Greentopia!

Article and interview in The Daily Messenger

Here is a great story that ran in advance of our premier screening by Eric Van Dussen in the Daily Messenger!


August 4, 2017 – Galax, VA

COMFORT ZONE will screen on August 4, 2017 as part of The First Friday Film Series. Hosted by Grayson LandCare & Church of the Good Shepherd, this series brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions. First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax, Virgina.

April 21, 2016 – Jamestown, NY

April 21, 2016 – Jamestown Community College, 7:00 pm. The film will be followed by a Q&A via Skype with filmmaker Kate Kressmann-Kehoe.

April 13, 2016 – Chicago Heights, IL

Sustainability at Prairie State College screened Comfort Zone at 1 PM on April 13. “Join us today in the Conference Center, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. to view Comfort Zone, a documentary with a unique approach to stimulating dialogue about climate change. It is the story of how climate change will affect daily life in a typical Great Lakes setting.”

April 6, 2016 – Glens Falls, NY

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the TriCounty NY Transition Initiative, will screen Comfort Zone at the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY April 6 at 6:30 pm. A presentation on the state Climate Smart Communities program and discussion will follow.

November 18, 2015 – Providence, RI

The Rhode Island College Environmental Club will present the film Comfort Zone on campus on November 18th at 12:30 PM in Clarke Science 125.

October 7, 2015 – Allentown, PA

At Muhlenberg College: A screening and discussion of “Comfort Zone: A Film About Change,” will be held on Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. in Trumbower 130. This documentary poses the question “what can we do?” about our negative impacts on the environment, both at the collective and individual levels. It offers a unique approach to stimulating dialogue about climate change. Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St. Allentown, PA.,336526,en.html

Past Screenings

Full Screenings List…

Wednesday March 12, 6:30 pm Brighton Memorial Library 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618   Friday Nov. 8, 7:30 PM Dunkirk, NY SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave.   Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:00 PM Fredonia, NY Jewett Hall 101, SUNY Fredonia Campus   Sunday Nov. 3, 1:30 PM Fredonia, NY Grange #1, 58 West Main St.   Saturday Nov 2, 2:00 pm Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library 115 South Avenue Rochester NY Free and open to the public, followed by an expert panel discussion….

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