Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall Cinema

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018

Running time: 2hrs, 30mins

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018

Running time: 2hrs, 30mins

SYRCL Presents:
Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018
Brought to you by Friends of the Kaw

The festival tour brings together the best of Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic films in a two + hour program that leaves viewers feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world. Profits from this event benefit Friends of the Kaw.

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’) started the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January 2003 to promote community building within the Yuba Watershed as well as a way to explore environmental issues through an exciting and influential medium.

SYRCL is a watershed advocacy group that was started in 1983 by a small group of concerned citizens who banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status in 1999 for 39 miles of the South Yuba River. After twenty-eight years, thousands of supporters and 700 active volunteers later, SYRCL is one of the largest single-river organizations in the nation and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind in the United States. 

The tour allows SYRCL to share their success with other environmental groups nationwide. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal – to use film to inspire activism. The festival’s national partners have joined together to support this campaign. By showing the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival to diverse audiences across the country, we collectively want to inspire more individuals to take environmental action.

One year after the inaugural festival in 2003, environmental groups started asking SYRCL to bring the festival to their community. Years later, the tour continues to develop as an effective tool for bringing a community together around local and global issues in a venue where environmental groups are able to help new activists take action. Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness. 

Next Showtimes

Friday, May 4th, 2018

6:00 Doors // 7:00 Show - Main Theater