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Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Crested Butte
June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$15
Wild & Scenic River Film Festival in Crested Butte
Come get inspired! 1% for Open Space hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival June 7 and 8 with a full evening of carefully selected short films targeted specifically for Gunnison County audiences. Travel the world’s mountains, rivers, jungles and plains through the lens of independent filmmakers to connect with the citizens there who love their land and are making a difference in it. With grassroots activists, agriculturalists, politicians, indigenous peoples and celebrities, these stories tell the tales of people fully facing the environmental issues confronting our planet, and finding positive and creative solutions in their little corner of the world. Celebrate in the activities that bond us deeply to the land, and create kinships with those from across the globe who also raft, fish, farm, ski and climb in these amazing landscapes. Be in awe. Reconnect. Get motivated. This is where activism finds its inspiration.
Crested Butte showing:
Thursday, June 8 at the Center for the Arts (606 Sixth Street in Crested Butte)
Tickets available at Chopwood Mercantile (120 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte)
Films to be screened include:
- The Wild President
- Growing Change
- The Living Forest
- The Super Salmon
- Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries
- One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts
- Pale Blue DotTickets are available beginning Wednesday, May17 for $15 per person with cash or check only made out to 1% for Open Space. For more information on 1% for Open Space or the details of this specific programming of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival visit www.1percentforopenspace.org. More information for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival can be found at www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.
org.SAMPLE FILM SYNOPSES & TRAILERS
Disobedience: Disobedience Kelly Nyks This is a David vs Goliath tale of front line leaders around the globe risking life and limb in the fight for a livable future for us all. Interwoven with this riveting vérité footage are the most renowned voices in the global conversation on movements and justice for a statement on climate action that is passionate, personal, and powerful. (USA, 2016, 41min)
Wasfia: National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Adventurer of the Year Wasfia Nazreen doesn’t just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. The first Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, she has made it her purpose to brave these climbs for the sake of something larger: for the women of Bangladesh. Shot entirely on an iPhone 6S, Wasfia is a reflective character portrait that takes us from the depths of Wasfia’s struggles to the highest peaks, as we explore what it means to pursue the unknown. (Nepal, 2016, 13min)