The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection will once again host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Loft Cinema on Wednesday, August 17th, at 6:30pm.
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 14th 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 Associate Director, Amelia Workman. “In today’s busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us, we start making a difference. Come get inspired!”
This event will inspire the people of Tucson to go out and make a difference in the community. This is the Coalition’s fifth year hosting the festival and past films have inspired local activism and raised awareness in a powerful way. This year, we will continue to show a series of motivating and entertaining films to bring strong and impactful messages to our community, including the Coalition’s first ever short film! Before the films begin, local conservation organizations will be on hand to share information about conservation efforts in our region. Music and food available at the Loft will round out a fun and inspiring evening!
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 150 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: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Orion Magazine, Klean Kanteen, Earthjustice, and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, the festival can reach an even larger audience.
For more information about the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, go to www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.
When: Wednesday, August 17th – 6:30pm
Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, Arizona
Tickets: $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door night of event. Purchase your tickets online now.
For more information contact Hannah Stitzer, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 520-388-9925.
2016 Film Program (click the image to view larger)
A special thanks to our local sponsors!