10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on 11/4/2017

Posted on Nov 4, 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Location
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine

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We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Friends of Casco Bay is delighted to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center for the 10th year! Wild & Scenic is a festival with a purpose. It is a gathering of storytellers and story-makers with a love and appreciation for our glorious natural environment.

We expect this year’s films will make this a great event for children 12 and up as well as adults.

Tickets are $27 in advance and $32 at the door.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Doors open at 3 PM. Arrive early to get a good seat.
Films will begin at 4 PM.

Where: University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street, Portland

Free Parking: Free parking for this event is available in the USM parking garage. The parking garage is the best place to park on the campus. The entrance and exit gates are open for free parking and no tickets are dispensed. The entrance to the Free parking garage is near the Bedford St. skywalk.

Bring Cash: There will be a cash bar and raffle tickets for sale.

To learn how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival got started visit SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour information page.

 

 

Thank you to last year’s sponsors:

Sponsor Logos updated 7-20-16

Dufour Tax Group, LLC
KMA Human Resources Consulting, LLC
Oakhurst Dairy
Woodard & Curran, Inc.
Bath Savings Institution
Brunswick Dental Health Associates
East Coast Yacht Sales
Poole Group of Companies
RBC Wealth Management
Bayview Rigging & Sails, Inc.
Becker Structural Engineers, Inc.
Clark Insurance
Crockett Furniture
Plimsoll Mark Capital
Pratt-Abbott Corp.
Scott Simons Architects
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
Water Resource Protection, City of South Portland

 

Last year’s films were:

  • Avaatara, which shows that climbing treacherous, vertical cliffs is as much art as sport.
  • Bringing Back the Brook, a film that follows a forgotten native of Appalachia and efforts to restore the South Appalachia Brook Trout to the rivers of Tennessee.
  • Comes with Baggage, which documents the evolution of bicycle travel, from bone shakers to today’s long-distance bike packers.
  • In Current, the story of a river guide who has “the most coveted job in the world”–rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon.
  • Bison, a film about preserving the symbol of the Old West on the plains of Yellowstone National Park.
  • Invisible Ocean, a film that shows the impact of plastics in the ocean through a gigantic sculpture of microscopic plankton.
  • Denali, a film that will make you want to go home and hug your dog, or go out and rescue one.
  • Soil Carbon Cowboys, a film about innovative ranchers who work with nature instead of against it.
  • The Accidental Environmentalist, the story of John Wathan, the Hurricane Creek Waterkeeper, who has spent his life fighting for people who bear the brunt of pollution but had no way to make their voices heard.
  • A Climate Calamity in the Gulf of Maine: Acid in the Gulf, an animated film that explains how changes in the ocean’s chemistry can have a grim impact on sea life in the Gulf of Maine, presented in an engaging way that anyone can understand.
  • To Slow Down Breathe, a film that urges us to walk in balance with nature—literally.
  • Nature Rx, a film that has all the trappings of a pharmaceutical commercial, but with a better remedy.
  • The Thousand Year Journey, a film that takes us on a bicycle trip from Oregon to Patagonia, but shows that we don’t have to go to such extremes to get out of our routine.
  • Our Local Epic, a film that combines amazing scenes of whitewater rafting with the story of how kayakers and conservationists fought to save Wyoming’s Clarks Fork Canyon from being dammed and flooded.

To learn how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival got started visit SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour information page.