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This year's Corvallis Eco-Film Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, with a showing of the documentary "Catching the Sun" at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St. (above New Morning Bakery), Corvallis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Films in the 14th annual festival will be showing on the first three Fridays in February.

"Catching the Sun" is a documentary about the development of a clean energy future from the perspective of three people who are involved with the transition to solar.

The festival continues on consecutive Fridays with the following:

Feb. 9: "STINK" features a single father trying to find out what the smell in his kid's pajamas could be. Instead of getting a straight answer, he stumbles on an even bigger issue.

Feb. 16: "Wasted!" explores the real cost of 1.3 billion tons of food that are thrown away every year. The film aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food.

A discussion led by local experts and audience question-and-answer session will follow each film. Beer from Oregon Trail Brewery and snacks from New Morning Bakery will be available for purchase.

A suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested to help cover costs of the festival.

The Eco-Film Festival is organized by the Corvallis Odd Fellows, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and the Corvallis Environmental Center. This year’s sponsors are the Linn-Benton Pacific Green Party, Energy Wise Lighting, and Republic Services.

For more information, see or call 541-230-1237.

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