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 in its 16th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. “Films featured at Wild & Scenic showcase frontline activism and stunning cinematography,” says On Tour Manager, Johan Ehde. “Our changing Earth is at the forefront of conversations nationally and globally. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that individuals propel the groundswell of the environmental movement. Collectively, we CAN make a difference! ”
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 5-day event features over 150 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 international tour to over 170 communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of National Partners: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, CLIF Bar, EarthJustice, Klean Kanteen, Peak Design and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the festival can reach an even larger audience.
The tour event in Houston will feature 11 films, including “Straws.” Used once and tossed, billions of plastic straws wind up in landfills and streets, finding their way to oceans. Actor/Director Tim Robbins narrates the history and story of Straws – and marine researchers, citizen activists, and business owners discuss how it’s possible to make a sea of change, one straw at a time. This year’s Festival Underwriter, Union Pacific, will feature two films, “National Parks” and “Dedicated to Serve.” Audiences will also be inspired by a student film from Lone Star College-Cy-Fair, “How to Make An Environmental Impact on Your Campus.” The festival is a natural extension of Bayou Land Conservancy’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. “We envision a protected network of green spaces that connect people and nature,” says Executive Director, Jill Boullion. “I hope the evening will inspire guests to join Bayou Land Conservancy in our mission to preserve land along streams for flood control, clean water, and wildlife.”
Date and Time: Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6-9:30 pm. A cocktail hour opens the event at 6 pm and shows start at 7pm.
Venue Name and Address: Star Cinema Grill in Vintage Park (114 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77070).
Ticket Prices: $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.bayoulandconservancy.org/wild-scenic-film-festival.
For more information: Contact Melissa Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-576-1634. www.bayoulandconservancy.org