Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fontana Sports sponsors the Wild & Scenic Festival!

The 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Line Up has just been announced! We can't wait to be inspired by the wide range of films that will be shown that evening. We are happy to once again sponsor the Film Festival which is put on by the

River Alliance of Wisconsin with a $1,000 grant we apply for from Patagonia. Join us!

March 12th, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 pm; Films start at 7:00 pm
Barrymore Theatre

Tickets are $10 or $13 the day of the show
$30 VIP Tickets - includes films, after party, and 1 year membership to the River Alliance. 

VIP Ticket Special Offer: Buy Three Get the Fourth VIP Ticket Free*

◄ 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Line Up

I Am Red
Pete McBride
The Colorado River runs 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Dying Green
Ellen Tripler
Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this film explores one man's vision of using green burials to conserve land. The efforts of one small town doctor have radically changed our understanding of burials in the US. (USA 2013, 23 min)

Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia
Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk
Hidden Rivers takes an immersive look at the little-known creatures of these waters, their striking beauty and extreme vulnerability. The films also reveal how some Southerners are finding new ways to explore and celebrate this precious life, and reminding us all that biodiversity is everywhere and rivers are always deeper than you think! (USA, 2013, 4 min)

A Brief History of the 5cent Bag Tax
Craig Schattner, Adam Walker, Emil Superfin
When your city is overflowing with plastic bags, how will you react? Jack Green, head of the Department of the Environment, is on a mission to rid the city of its plastic bag scourge. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

Water & Wood
Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk
After more than a century of 'cleaning' dead wood out of our rivers, we have accidentally removed critical life support systems needed for salmon and many other river creatures... and it's now time for some heavy lifting. Water & Wood shows how far some restoration groups are going to get this important habitat element back into rivers. Captured as part of the forthcoming film Willamette Futures. No Award (USA, 2013, 4 min)

We Are Rhino
Spencer Austin
The eccentric millionaire farmer who wants to legalize trade so he sell the horns of his 800 rhinos. The angry American anti-poaching soldier who wants to wipe poachers off the face of the planet. The emotional rhino sanctuary owner who wants to personally protect every living rhino. 3 VERY different people. 3 VERY different ideas. 1 BIG question... ...HOW CAN WE SAVE THE RHINO? (UK, 2013, 21 min)

Anson Fogel, Shannon Ethridge
Tangled vines. Endless rain. Dodgy hotel rooms. Mud. Biting flies. Aggressive viruses...Is this a vacation? It is a hunt for the perfect waterfall. (USA, 2013, 8 min)

Josh Izenberg, Amanda Micheli
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity. (USA, 2013, 16 min)

Sacred Headwaters
Paul Colangelo
The shared birthplace of three salmon rivers in Northern Canada, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is at risk of losing all that makes it sacred to resource extraction. (Canada, 2012, 4 min)

Field Spotlight: Nan Hauser
Peter Stonier, John Martin, Becca Field, Sebastian Perry
Nan Hauser is a marine biologist and Conservation International Marine Fellow who studies whales and dolphins. Discover how through love, devotion, and sheer force of personality Nan has been making a massive difference, using her research to keep the oceans blue. (Cook Islands/USA, 2013, 6 min)

Snows of the Nile
Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin
Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains rise 5000m from the heart of Africa. At their summits are some of Earth's only equatorial glaciers ... but they are changing fast. Follow two scientist/photographers in their goal to retrace the steps of the legendary 1906 expedition and re-capture historical glacier imagery in order to visualize the impacts of a century of climate change. (USA 2013, 20 min)

*VIP ticket deal available only when purchasing tickets at the Barrymore (box office, charge by phone or online) or in person at the River Alliance office. Purchase 3 tickets and your name will be put on a list for the free fourth ticket, which can be picked up at the Barrymore box office the night of the show. Deal not valid day of show.

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