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Sarandon, Glover, Woodley Headline Climate-Conscious Movie Night in Germantown

DNC Delegate Parties Begin in Philadelphia

Thousands of delegates are beginning their time in Philadelphia with parties around the city. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal is outside of the Kimmel Center where one of the events are taking place. (Published Monday, July 25, 2016)

Some of Hollywood's liberal movie stars descended on Philly for the Democratic National Convention and the first event of the weeklong gathering took place at a park in Germantown.

Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover and Shailene Woodley were among the headliners for a movie night and concert at Vernon Park, on Germantown Avenue near West Chelten Avenue, that began at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

A group called NextGen Climate, which advocates on environmental issues, organized the event called "The Climate Revolution is Up to Us."

Another host was Josh Fox, known well in Pennsylvania political circles for his anti-fracking documentary, "Gasland." It's most remembered for Pennsylvania homeowners who lit their faucet water on fire.

"This rally, the first of a series of rallies across the country, will address the intersectionality of climate, environmental, racial and economic justice issues," NextGen Climate said in a statement. "A dream team of organizers, celebrities, musicians, and environmental, economic and racial justice advocates, including Susan Sarandon​, Shailene Woodley,​Ben Jealous, Josh Fox, Nomiki Konst,​Kendrick Sampson ​are collaborating to inspire educate and mobilize the progressive movement towards greater climate action and political participation."