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Friday, December 9, 2011

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Jan 13-15

Wild & Scenic ® Film Festival Jan 13-15

Festival Dates: Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15, 2012

Festival Locations: Downtown Nevada City, Headquarters located at the Veteran’s Building 415 N. Pine St., Film Screenings at the Miners Foundry, Nevada Theatre, Odd Fellows, Nevada City Elementary and Veteran’s Building.

Tickets: Online at beginning Dec. 1st. In person at SYRCL office, 216 Main St., beginning Dec. 1, Mon-Thurs, from 12-5pm until January 12th.

Short Synopsis: Celebrate a decade of inspiring activism with SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) this January. Now the largest film festival of its kind, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. Wild and Scenic Film Festival informs, inspires and ignites solutions, and creates positive probabilities to restore the earth and human communities.

Each year, the Wild & Scenic® Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown of Nevada City, California. Now known as “the next Sundance” the Wild and Scenic experience proves the power of film and passion.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Decade of Inspiring Activism

Films: Films to Change Your World
Over 117 films have been accepted for the January 13-15, 2012 festival. The program committee spent close to 2,000 hours previewing 345 film submissions. As always, over 100 filmmakers, activists and special guests will be in attendance this year.

28 World and US film premieres.
Film genres include: award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and Native American and indigenous cultures.

Local Filmmakers Showcase
Filmmakers: A Few Confirmed Filmmakers Steve & Ann Dunsky, filmmakers of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic For Our Time Anne Makepeace, director of “We Still Live Here”, which will be featured at the WSFF, as part of our Native American film session. Farrell Cunningham, the only speaker of Maidu under 80 years old, is teaching Maidu classes locally and will speak in conjunction with the film.

Previous Special Guests: Sir Patrick Stewart, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Ron Kauk, Colin Beavan, Julia Butterfly Hill, Winona LaDuke, and Jeremy Jones.

Current Special Guests: Native poet and activist John Trudell, Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman, cosmologist Brian Swimme, naturalist David Lukas, John DeGraaf (environmental filmmaker & director of the Happiness Project), river activist Marion Stoddart, Estella Leopold (not confirmed, but very likely), Hans Florine (speed climbing world record holder), Zeb Hogan (aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Explorer), Andy Maser (filmmmaker, National Geographic Explorer), Jason Rainey (Executive Director, International Rivers)

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