2019 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Auburn
2019 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival with PARC in Auburn
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Presented by Protect American River Canyons
16 Films, Live Music, Food & Drinks, Speakers, Silent Art Auction
The “On Tour” 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the State Theatre in Auburn with another incredible selection of adventure and environmental films to change your world. Please join Protect American River Canyons (PARC) on Saturday for a fun filled evening of films, great food, local beer & wine and American River Canyon News & Updates.
There will be two screening sessions. Ticket price includes both screening sessions. There are no separate session tickets available. No films are repeated. There will be a 60 minute dinner intermission. Dinner choices at the theater are offered by Joe Caribe's with the purchase of a separate $10 ticket which may be purchased at the event.
DIRECTIONS and MAP
Film Summaries and Schedule
Session 1 - 5:00 pm TO 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:15 pm
A New View of the Moon
Wylie Overstreet, Alex Gorosh | 2018 | 3 min
Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.
Joey Schusler, Ben Page, Aidan Haley | 2018 | 20 min
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ's story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.
2018 | 4 min
Clay Bolt is a Natural History and Conservation Photographer specializing in macro and close-up photography with an emphasis on invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians. Clay was the leading voice in the fight to protect the rusty-patched bumblebee as a federally protected species under the Endangered Species Act, which became North America’s first federally protected native bee in January, 2017.
Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs - Yosemite Nature Notes
Steven M. Bumgardner | 2018 | 8 min
Once the most abundant vertebrate in the Sierra Nevada, mountain yellow-legged frog populations plummeted with the introduction of non-native fish. Restoration efforts in Yosemite National Park are helping to protect this rare and endangered species.
March of the Newts
David Herasimtschuk |2018| 5 min
This short film offers a unique look into the wild lives of newts and brings to attention an emerging pathogen that threatens their existence. The cryptic lives of newts and salamanders are worlds apart from our own, yet we owe them a great deal of thanks and respect for the roles they play in keeping the places we play healthy.
Meet The Real Wolf
Avela Grenier, Thomas Winston, Mike Phillips, Andy Hahn, Tammi Heneveld | 2017 | 3 min
What happens when fairy tales and reality collide? Throughout history, myths about the "big bad wolf" have generated fear and concern that creeps out of our storybooks and into the real world. By the 1950s, wolves were pushed to the brink of extinction in the lower forty-eight and more was lost than just the wolf. Meet The Real Wolf, introduces a new chapter where the apex predator becomes the protagonist, changing the narrative of the ecosystems they are rebuilding.
Brad Mays, Olga Talyn | 2018 | 14 min
Meet 11-year-old Aiden Wang, who has been growing milkweed and harboring and releasing monarch butterflies since he was 6 years old. We join Aiden in a journey ranging from nature preserves to city streets as he meets new friends and asks us all to help preserve the endangered, beautiful monarch butterfly with its dependence on the diminishing supply of milkweed.
Chris Jones, Marcus Eriksen, Joel Paschal, Alec Baer, Lia Colabello, Katy Hass, Elan Glasser | 2018 | 29 min
On June 1st, 2008, Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal embarked from California for Hawaii aboard a plastic bottle raft. Without a motor or support vessel, the duo set out determined to raise awareness about the proliferation of plastic waste in our seas. Guided by Eriksen's first-person narration, viewers will be transported from the North Pacific to war-torn Kuwait, down the Mississippi River, and back again as the raft's origins are revealed and a movement is born.
Haute Trash Fashion Show
INTERMISSION 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session ll - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
PARC | American River & Canyon Updates|15 min
What Does It Take
Anonymous | 2018 | 2 min
Defending the Deep
Will Parrinello | 2018| 5 min
The New Environmentalists series, narrated by Robert Redford, share a common goal: safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution. This film features a portrait of a passionate and dedicated activist and illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.
Climbing Out of Disaster
Dominic Gill, Nadia Gill | 2018 | 8 min.
In the immediate aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria, a group of local climbers bands together to use their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community.
For the Love of Salmon
Jan Vozenilek | 2018 | 8min
Under a haze of wildfire smoke and with her ancestors watching from above, Keely Weget-Whitney steps into the frigid and fast-moving waters of the Fraser River with one goal in mind: make people care. Join the 25-year-old member of the Stl'atl'imx First Nation as she embarks on a 60-kilometer swim to bring awareness to the depleting number of salmon and its impacts on her culture and the environment. As she battles the strong current and her own self-doubt, Keely encourages us all to come together to make change.
Great Basin Water Is Life
Kyle Matheney | 2018 | 12 min
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is proposing to install a 300-mile pipeline from eastern and central Nevada to enhance Las Vegas’ already limited groundwater supply. If constructed, the pipeline would transport 177,995 acre-feet of water (58 billion gallons) each year from rural Nevada to Las Vegas. Great Basin Water Is Life shows there is no extra water for SNWA’s 84-inch, 300-mile, $15.5 billion pipeline project.
Simms, Soul River Inc, Chad Brown, Colorblind Media | 2018 | 15 min
On a clear morning in Portland, Oregon, fourteen youth with oversized backpacks await a long day of travel. Along with five veterans, a few volunteers and "Axe the Service Dog" they are headed to Fairbanks, Alaska. From there, they will pile into bush planes and fly into the Arctic Circle. This is Soul River, a non-profit organization founded by decorated Navy veteran Chad Brown. Their three-week deployment to the Chandalar River is the culmination of outdoor conservation education, collective strengthening, leadership development, healing, and a whole lot of fly fishing.
You Can't Dam Your Way to Paradise
Ben Cowan, Taliesin Black-Brown | 2018 | 4 min
The San Joaquin is one of the most over-allocated rivers in America, and yet plans remain to dam it further. The proposed Temperance Flat Dam threatens to destroy a pristine river gorge for a tiny drop in the bucket. The proposal has recently been denied, but the story lives on as a caution against reckless dams and a call to protect our scenic rivers.
Visions of the Lost Sierra
Matthew Ritenour, Darrel Jury | 2018 | 14 min
This film examines the past, present, and future of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, one of the first eight rivers protected by the Wild & Scenic Act in 1968. Through the eyes of local Maidu, fisherman, and conservationists, viewers will experience this unique place and understand the hopes and dreams of those who are working to keep it wild.
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Note: A late entry film, not part of the official Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, will be shown at the latter part of the intermission, approximately 7:45 pm:
Robert Hane and North Ravine
Steve Hubbard's film "Robert Hane and North Ravine" will show during the last 15 minutes of the intermission. It is a film about the restoration of the four and a half mile long North Ravine, the main tributary of Auburn Ravine, for both Steelhead and Salmon, headed up by SARSAS (Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead) North Ravine Restoration Coordinator Robert Hane.
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