Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)
Big Sur, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Date and Time: Doors open at 6pm, films start at 7pm.
Location Address: Henry Miller Memorial Library, 48603 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Ticket Prices: $20 in advance, or free with a new or renewing VWA membership
Tickets can be purchased at http://vwawsff.brownpapertickets.com/
For more information: Contact Richard Popchak, Communications and Development Director, email@example.com, 831-423-3191. www.ventanawild.org
FILMS TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD!
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Big Sur
Big Sur, CA: Join the Ventana Wilderness Alliance (VWA) when we present the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Henry Miller Memorial Library on Saturday, September 14th from 7 to 10pm.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 11th year. Wild & Scenic focuses on films that celebrate our planet and address threats to its health. “There is a lot of fear around climate change and the environment,” says Tour Manager Estrella Acosta. “We believe that choosing to make a film about these challenging issues is an expression of hope. Using the universal medium of film makes these serious topics accessible and aims to find and inspire potential change-makers out there just waiting to use their talents and skills in a big way.” Born in Big Sur, Acosta remarks that she is “…thrilled to know that the VWA is out there protecting those beautiful wild places that I only get to visit every few years. What a perfect place to host an environmental film festival!”
The Festival originated with watershed advocacy group the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. Its namesake celebrates SYRCL’s landmark victory to secure federal Wild & Scenic protection for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The four-day event features hundreds of 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 communities nationwide, allowing SYRCL to share its success by building a network of grassroots organizations connected through the common goal of inspiring activism. With the support of National Partners Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing and MotherJones, the festival reaches an ever-increasing audience with tour venues from coast to coast.
This Big Sur appearance will feature music, special guests, and a raffle with great prizes from national and local sponsors, all amidst the fantastic redwoods of the Big Sur coast. Film highlights will include gifted director Pete McBride’s The Water Tower, which chronicles an expedition to the summit of Mount Kenya, a
n adventure story that examines the real-time effects of climate change on our most precious natural resource.Audiences will also view Wild Things, a critical look at the USDA’s little-known Wildlife Services program, proposing creative solutions for the coexistence of livestock, wild predators and intact wilderness ecosystems.
The festival promises to engage and inspire, and is a natural extension of the VWA’s work to empower local citizens to roll up their sleeves and get involved in the stewardship of public lands in the Big Sur region.
When & Where
Henry Miller Memorial Library
The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a a public beneﬁt, non-proﬁt 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.