This year we are giving you more ways to get inspired and take action. Join us, for the 5th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, at the Old River’s campground on Friday, August 10th. This year the film festival will kick of the New River Festival. Admission to the film festival will also get you into the entire week of the New River Festival! All proceeds benefit local watershed protection.
Socialize – Friday, August 10th – 6:30 pm
Last year’s social was a good time and we want to make it happen again. This year Bridge Brew Works will be providing the beverages, and you can enjoy local brews while watching the films!
Films – Friday, August 10th – 8:00 pm
Friday’s program will kick off the New River Festival. Two hours of inspiring films will get you charged up for the weekend! Take a sneak peak at a few of the films we will be showing this year.
Chimaera is a utopia. A dream or fantasy. Mythologically, it references a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter. By slowing down our perception of reality we get a unique look at a skier’s life.
Film: “Seasons” (Winter)
Brian Ward discovers an unexpected and new-found love for water in its frozen and expanded form.
Film: “Chasing Water”
Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family’s Colorado ranch, down river to the sea. Traversing 1500 miles and draining seven states, the Colorado River supports over 30 million people across the southwest. It is not the longest or largest U.S. river, but it is one of the most loved and litigated in the world. Today, this resource is depleted and stressed. Follow its path with an artistic, aerial view on a personal journey to understand this national treasure. McBride teamed up with his bush-pilot father to capture unique footage and also shadowed the adventure of Jon Waterman who became the first to paddle the entire length of the river.
Film: “One Plastic Beach”
Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.
Film: “Weed War”
One man’s obsession to do his part for the environment using weed-eating goats to control noxious invaders in the Rocky Mountains. A profile on Mark Harbaugh, Patagonia fly fishing rep and goat rancher.
On this ultimately tragic expedition, Hendri’s own words will always ring true: “Some of the things that we’re about to witness are so intense and horrible that they should stop the show; but they don’t. People still laugh and dance. Yes the bad things happen, but so do the good things, the amazing things, and the show goes on.”