MLC Hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join Montezuma Land Conservancy for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival “On Tour” at the Dolores Community Center January 27th, 2012 at 6pm.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA which is now is now its 9th year! 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 3 day event features over 100 award-winning films.

One year after the inaugural festival in 2003, non-profits around the nation started asking SYRCL to bring the festival to their local communities.  In response, SYRCL developed the Wild & Scenic Films Festival “On Tour” allowing local groups to apply to host a film festival in their own backyards.  Along with providing amazing films, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival “On Tour” is designed to be an educational tool to inform communities about the host group and serve as a membership drive.  Montezuma Land Conservancy is proud to be one of those groups, bringing a selection of world-class films to our southwestern corner of Colorado.

Featured at the festival in Dolores will be “The Greatest Migration”, this 20 minute film explores the migration of the Snake River salmon. The Snake River salmon swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds. These iconic fish travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth, but a gauntlet of dams blocks their great migration and is pushing these high-altitude salmon to extinction.  Also featured is “Bag It”, a fascinating film investigating the world of plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. Many awards, including Best of Festival, Blue Ocean FF, Audience Choice, Telluride Mountainfilm.  Join us for these and many more world-class films, including the debut of MLC’s very on film showcasing our regions’ rural and ranching heritage and the importance of conserving open space.

Event Details: January 27th, 2012: Doors open at 6:00pm and shows start at 6:30pm

Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside, Dolores, CO

Ticket Prices:

New membership plus admission $40. As a member you will receive our newsletter, be eligible for benefits at MLC events, and enjoy being a part of making a difference in our community.

Current members admission $10

Kids 12 & under $5

General admission without joining MLC $12

 

For more information contact Amber, amber@montezumaland.org, 565-1664

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