Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour - Truckee, CA
Join Mountain Area Preservation at the newly renovated Downtown Community Art Center on Saturday, September 27, 2014 when they host a weekend of adventure, activism and community. On Friday, MAP kicks off the weekend with a special screening of the Patagonia sponsored film, DamNation at 6 p.m. PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR BOTH FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENTS. See http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/817635 for only DamNation information.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour programming is scheduled for Saturday starting at 4 p.m. with family films and concluding with two programs from 5 to 6:30 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsor and non-profit information booths to be set up for an evening of activism and education. Special events include art gallery and after-party music in Downtown Truckee!
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now its 11th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. "Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place," says Tour Manager, Lori Van Laanen. "In our busy lives, it's easy to get disconnected from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us we can start making a difference. Come watch and see!" This year's festival committee has selected amazing films with powerful messages including social activism, water and fish conservation,
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival's namesake is in celebration of SYRCL's landmark victory to receive "Wild & Scenic" status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 4-day event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the national tour to over 100 communities nationwide allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with others organizations. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Mother Jones, the festival can reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.
Information is available directly at www.mapf.org/wild-scenic-2014/ or by calling 530-582-6751.
Community Art Center (View)
10046 Church St
Truckee, CA 96161
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