2020 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Auburn
Auburn State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
2020 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival with PARC in Auburn
Saturday, March 14, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Presented by Protect American River Canyons
18 Films, Live Music, Food & Drinks, More
The “On Tour” 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the Auburn State Theatre with another incredible selection of adventure and environmental films to change your world. Please join Protect American River Canyons (PARC) on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm for a fun-filled evening of films, great food, local beer & wine, American River Canyon News & Updates, plus the Haute Trash Fashion Show!
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 is offered with the purchase of a separate $10 ticket. Vegetarian & Vegan options will be available, catered by The Auburn Bodega. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the State Theatre's box office the day of the festival.
DIRECTIONS and MAP
Film Summaries and Schedule
SESSION l 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where The Wild Things Keep Playing
Krystle Wright | 2019 | 4 min
This is an ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures. Director Krystle Wright brings this next installment since the wild things never stopped playing.
Wave Hands Like Clouds
Marga Laube |2019| 3 min
Suspended in the airy expanse between heaven and Earth, highliners walk a thin, wiggly piece of nylon webbing that’s been rigged between two points, very high up. “Wave Hands Like Cloud” is an ode to finding focus and balance in a moment of exposed vulnerability that leaves the viewer breathless.
In Celebration of Open Space
Tate Yoder, Hannah Webber, Catherine Schmitt, Schoodic Institute | 2019 | 6 min
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park pursues collaborative solutions to critical environmental problems through discovery and learning. In 2018, we worked with organizations and volunteers from Maine, the United States, and more than 19 different countries to enhance our understanding of the land and seascapes of Acadia National Park and surrounding areas. After volunteers spent time outside walking, observing, and recording data, we asked, what does open space mean to you?
Raccoon and the Light
Hanna Kim |2019| 4 min
An animated Raccoon finds a flashlight.
The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti
Ami Vitale |2019| 4 min
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. It’s a powerful story about the changing relationship between the people and the animals they are protecting.
Palmer Morse, Rachel Weinberg, Matthew Mikkelsen, Spruce Tone Films | 2019 | 6 min
East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. Detroit ranks fourth in the United States for the most vacant housing lots with well over 90,000 empty lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Detroit Hives has been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into buzzing bee farms. Detroit Hives explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.
A Bird in the Hand
Sarinah Simons, Allison Paules Nelson | 2018 | 5 min
Birds amaze us with flight, song, and beauty, but their abundance in North America has declined by almost a third in the past 50 years. A team of committed volunteers is working together at Empire Mine State Historic Park to understand local songbird populations and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
The Sacramento, at Current Speed
Tom Bartels, Round House Productions, Mitch Dion | 2019 | 38 min
The Sacramento River is a workhorse, hemmed in by freeways, channelized for agriculture and drinking. But there is a hidden river, where you can launch a boat and float 300 miles to the sea. This is a place of surprising beauty, home to otter, eagle, osprey, and endangered salmon. Can this river be a model for balancing human needs with a natural ecosystem?
Haute Trash Fashion Show – 15 min
INTERMISSION 60 minutes
SESSION ll 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Stand with Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, the Amazon and the Climate
Osprey Orielle Lake, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, Teena Pugliese | 2019 | 4 min
The Amazon Rainforest and Brazil's Indigenous peoples are under increasing attack with President Bolsonaro and his regime's devastating assaults on social and environmental protections. Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International organized travels in New York for Sônia Bone Guajajara, a prominent Indigenous leader, to denounce Bolsonaro's assaults, and to advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, the climate, and the protection of the Amazon.
Fighting Fire With Fire
Sinead Santich | 2018 | 3 min
In an effort to restore the role of Native people as land stewards and mitigate the threat of wildfires, UC-Davis professor Beth Rose Middleton Manning fires up a hands-on lesson in cultural burning. Tribal Chairman Ron Goode leads students in an immersive experience preparing the land, igniting the fire, and carrying out indigenous traditions that have restored California landscapes for centuries.
Where Life Begins
Katie Schuler, Coral & Oak Studios, The Wilderness Society | 2019 | 10 min
Along the Arctic Coast, at the northmost point on American soil, we explore the inseparable bond between mother and child, the sacred and fragile moments after birth, and the importance of protecting the place Where Life Begins.
In Your Hands
Anonymous |2019| 1 min
Visceral imager, emotional score, and a powerful speech by John F Kennedy underscore a timeless theme: we come from the sea. “In Your Hands” invites viewers to look inward and rediscover our connection with - and responsibility to – the natural world.
Sacred Ocean – The New Environmentalists
John Antonelli, Will Parrinello, Matt Yamashita | 2019 | 7 min
The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.
Every Nine Minutes
DJ O’Neil, Oliver Hamilton |2019| 4 min
Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our ocean. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single-use, locally sourced plastic trash.
Daniel: A Cyclist with TBI Making a Difference
Anthony Cupaiuolo, First Tracks Productions | 2018 | 5 min
Every day (and, we mean every day) you can see Daniel riding his bike along Highway 50. And, while he's out there, he's picking up trash and doing his part to make the Lake Tahoe area better for everyone. That is an amazing story in and of itself. But it is even more incredible when you learn that Daniel nearly died as a child from a fall and was in a coma for 8 months, and although he still suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI), that hasn't stopped him from making a difference.
Simon Perkins | 2019 | 7 min
Jon Wilson struggled with the emotions of feeling broken after losing his leg to cancer. Today, crutching up and skiing down mountains at night serves as a backdrop for him to explore, accept, and embrace the idea of "brokenness", leading to a more sincere, genuine and honest connection with life.
Matthew Ritenour, Jesse Dizard, The Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology | 2019 | 8 min
Harold Hammer lives on his remote property in Northern California. When the Department of Fish and Wildlife discover his homemade dam used for hydropower, he has to decide if he wants to disrupt his way of life on the chance that removing his dam will increase salmon spawning habitat.
Sonora Rising - A story of water, wheat, and life in the Tucson desert
Sinjin Eberle, American Rivers | 2019 | 11 min
Water and wheat - foundations of life for millennia across the American Southwest. The Colorado River water flows more than 300 miles across Arizona to quench the thirsts of four million people to sustain their food, economy, and livelihoods. We explore three Tucson visionaries who are creating and growing the circular economy of water in the arid Sonoran desert.
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