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If Friday night is any indication, the inaugural “Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival” sponsored by South Yuba River Citizens League is off to a great start.

When the festival’s first screening of “Rivers and Tides” sold out this week, SYRCL added another showing at 10:15 p.m. Friday to meet popular demand. That was days before the festival even opened.

The festival will present four sessions between 8 p.m. Friday and 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.



Film styles are diverse, from animation to drama to investigative documentary. Topics are just as diverse, covering wildlife to rivers and dams to biotechnology, land use, forestry to activism.

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival’s mission is to bring the community together in a forum of education, celebration, and inspiration through the medium of environmental film.




“SYRCL has helped to build community in Nevada County around the river. Hosting an environmental film festival only furthers this community-building in a new and entertaining way,” said Kathy Hempel, festival director and SYRCL’s RiverPeople director.

Environmental experts and personalities will introduce each film; the festival kicks off with actor-writer-activist Peter Coyote introducing “Rivers and Tides” at 8 p.m. Friday.

“He is a notable actor and a narrator of 70 documentaries, including one in the festival, ‘Quartzite’s Fall,’ ” Hempel said.

“Not only will our film selections be those that have won awards at other festivals, but we will also have notable guest speakers and filmmakers, and ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons,’ for film lovers of all ages,” Hempel added.

Other personalities talking briefly before films screen include wildlife biologist Chris Papouchis and Nevada County Supervisor Peter Van Zant.

Films will be shown on two screens at the Foundry.

An adult festival pass good for all shows is $30. Other passes are from $10 to $25 for adults and from $5 to $18 for children 12-years-old and under.

Call 265-5961 for more information about SYRCL’s festival.

Film Schedule

Friday in the Great Hall

8 p.m.: Andy Goldsworthy1s 3Rivers and Tides²

10:15 p.m. 3Rivers and Tides²

Saturday in the Stone Hall

10:30 a.m.: 3Just for Kids: Saturday Morning Cartoons² includes 3Journey of the Blob,² 3Dinner for Two,² 3The Boy and the Snow Goose,² 3Turtle World,² 3Arkelope² and 3Forest Family Forever.²

3Ryan1s Well² follows.

12:10 p.m.: A free showing of 3Stories of the Yuba² for all festival pass holders

1:30 p.m.: 3Call of the Wild: Submissions From All Over the World² category includes 3America1s Monuments,² 3Quartzite1s Fall,² 3Grandmother² and 3Life of the River – the Futalefeu²

3:10 p.m.: 3My Narmada Travels² and 3Aftershocks²

4:50 p.m.: 3Brigitte Saves Winter,² 3Five O1Clock Shadows² and 3FedUp!²

7:30 p.m.: 3Boaters in the Wild² category includes 3Riversense.²

9:15 p.m.: 3Into the Tsangpo Gorge²

Saturday in the Great Hall

10:30 a.m.: 3Rivers and Forests² category includes 3Echo of Water,² 3Troubled Waters² and 3El Dorado²

1 p.m.: From 3Walmarts to Shamans² category includes

3Subdivide and Conquer² and 3This is Nowhere²

3:15 p.m.: 3Shaman1s Apprentice,² 3On Nature1s Terms² and 3Beyond Organic²

8:30 p.m.: 3The Essence of Life² category includes 3The Man Who Planted Trees²

9:15 p.m.: 3Baraka²

Film Schedule

Friday in the Great Hall

8 p.m.: Andy Goldsworthy’s “Rivers and Tides”

10:15 p.m. “Rivers and Tides”

Saturday in the Stone Hall

10:30 a.m.: “Just for Kids: Saturday Morning Cartoons” includes “Journey of the Blob,” “Dinner for Two,” “The Boy and the Snow Goose,” “Turtle World,” “Arkelope” and “Forest Family Forever.”

“Ryan’s Well” follows.

12:10 p.m.: A free showing of “Stories of the Yuba” for all festival pass holders

1:30 p.m.: “Call of the Wild: Submissions From All Over the World” category includes “America’s Monuments,” “Quartzite’s Fall,” “Grandmother” and “Life of the River – the Futalefeu”

3:10 p.m.: “My Narmada Travels” and “Aftershocks”

4:50 p.m.: “Brigitte Saves Winter,” “Five O’Clock Shadows” and “FedUp!”

7:30 p.m.: “Boaters in the Wild” category includes “Riversense.”

9:15 p.m.: “Into the Tsangpo Gorge”

Saturday in the Great Hall

10:30 a.m.: “Rivers and Forests” category includes “Echo of Water,” “Troubled Waters” and “El Dorado”

1 p.m.: From “Walmarts to Shamans” category includes

“Subdivide and Conquer” and “This is Nowhere”

3:15 p.m.: “Shaman’s Apprentice,” “On Nature’s Terms” and “Beyond Organic”

8:30 p.m.: “The Essence of Life” category includes “The Man Who Planted Trees”

9:15 p.m.: “Baraka”

KNOW & GO

WHAT: Inaugural Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

WHEN: Friday starting at 8 p.m. to Saturday at 9:15 p.m. The 8 p.m. Friday show is sold out.

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $10 to $25 for adults and from $5 to $18 for children 12-years-old and under. $30 for all-session pass

INFORMATION:

265-5961


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