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

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."

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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."

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