Sacramento’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 28th

By Dawnie April 4, 2011

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival co-sponsored by Slow Food Sacramento comes to the Crest Theater for an evening of thought-provoking films. Food and agriculture as well as habitat and water conservation are the primary themes this year.  Don’t miss Greenhorns and Truck Farm, both films will appeal to Slow Food fans.

Tickets are $10 each. Reception at 5:30 p.m; films begin at 6:30 p.m.Sacramento Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour
April 28, 2011
The Crest Theatre 1013 K St. Sacramento

Film Program:

Greenhorns  (20 min)
Severine von Tscharner Fleming
This spring found young farmers as unlikely poster children of a new zeitgeist. In many communities these bright 20- and 30-somethings are contributing and leading the way into a new world of agriculture, sustainability and economics. PLEASE NOTE: This film is a 20-minute, extended trailer for a pending feature film.

Wild Water (25min)
Anson Fogel
Journey into the soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go. Meet the river-people who share a deep passion for wild places, rivers and running whitewater. We cross beyond generational and experiential boundaries, even beyond whitewater, to look at the soul of adventure sports and what they mean to all of us.

Slow the Flow (27min)
Elizabeth Pepin Silva
Meet a landscaper who shocks his neighbors by putting in native landscaping. Discover a school district that goes green. Meet a non-profit which puts gardens in the city. The projects highlighted are very low-tech, cheap, and beautiful, making a good argument for kicking back and not raking the leaves.,

As It Happens (21 min)
Renan Ozturk
In January 2010, Renan Ozturk & Cory Richards boarded planes bound for the Everest region of Nepal. Their goal was not only to establish a new alpine climb on 21,320 ft Tawoche, but also to tell the story from the field. With digital cameras, solar energy, a satellite modem, and two laptops, they shot, edited, and transmitted their journey from the Himalaya. Using online social media, their story was followed by over 100k people in real time. Warning: Language.

Brower Youth Awards, Ana Elisa Perez-Quintero: (5min)
Earth Island Institute
The Brower Youth Awards honors founder and legendary activist David R. Brower. The awards recognize six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental justice advocacy. Meet the 2010 winners: Ana Elisa Perez-Quintero, De’Anthony Jones, Freya Chay, Marcus Grignon, Misra Walker, Varsha Vijay.

Majestic Plastic Bag (4min)
Jeremy Konner
Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its final migratory destination in the Pacific Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock, nature documentary.

Truck Farm (48min)
Ian Cheney, Curtis Ellis
From the creators of Big Corn (2007) and Big River (2009) comes Truck Farm. After filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a garden in the back of his pickup, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops and windows that represent NYC’s newest edible oases. Featuring time machines, Victorian dancers, physicists, nutritionists, chefs, and explorer Henry Hudson.

Open Space (8 min)
Jeremy Roberts
Produced for Sonoran Institute, Open Space examines the loss of one of the West’s most valuable assets, open space, which serves as a community’s agricultural base and wildlife habitat.  The film offers a new vision for communities and landscapes in the American West.

Change For the Oceans (2mins)
Free Range Studios
Change for the Oceans was created for Monterey Bay Aquarium’s campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of global climate change on ocean life. We can slow the crisis by making little changes on our own and big changes together. Narrated by John Cleese., www.

Matthew Baker
Habitat Director : ECOS
The Environmental Council of Sacramento
909 12th St.  Ste 100
c:(916) 202 9093
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