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Get Inspired at the Fifth Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Annual event benefits ACES’ Tomorrow’s Voices program
in honor of Arin Trook & Willard Clapper
Aspen, Colorado, March 5, 2019 — Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Patagonia Snowmass will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30PM.
The festival, returning to Aspen after four years of sold-out screenings, is a collection of short films that inspire and motivate audiences to take action and become part of the solution to issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, recreation, climate change, and the protection and restoration of wild lands and waters. The evening will feature a curated line-up of twelve films, including the short film A Few Acres at a Time, directed by local photographer and filmmaker Will Sardinsky. Additional screenings include an investigation of “the 99% of life on earth that is smaller than your finger” from conservation photographer Clay Bolt, as well as the Great Old Broads for Wolves out of Durango, CO, which tells the story of women coming together to keep southwestern Colorado’s wilderness ecologically intact.
The film festival aligns naturally with ACES’ work to inspire and educate for environmental responsibility. All event proceeds benefit ACES’ Tomorrow’s Voices program in honor of Arin Trook, ACES’ former Education Director and Tomorrow’s Voices educator, and Willard Clapper, who founded the Tomorrow’s Voices program with fellow educator A.O. Forbes in 2000. Tomorrow’s Voices is a college-level class that provides civics and environmental leadership education for Roaring Fork Valley high school students. ACES is grateful for our partnership with Patagonia Snowmass, as well as community support from Platinum Sponsors Forum Phi, Lululemon, and Rotary Club of Aspen, Gold Sponsors Gorsuch, Lead With Love, Aspen Sports, Aspen Daily News, Harriman Construction, and Snowmass Club, as well as Silver Sponsors KSPN and The Gant.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The annual festival, now in its 17th year, kicks-off every January in Nevada City, CA followed by an international tour to over 150 communities around the globe. The festival is a call to action where film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet.
Date, Time: Thursday, March 14, 2019. Doors at 6PM, show at 6:30PM
Venue Name and Address: Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO
Ticket Prices: $12 in advance / $15 day-of at the Wheeler Box Office or aspenshowtix.com
More information: aspennature.org/classes/wild-scenic-film-festival
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a non-partisan, non-profit organization, provides enriching environmental literacy programs for kids, teens, and adults as well as community and business leaders. With four locations between Aspen and Carbondale, ACES offers year-round programs focused on science, ecology, natural history, stewardship, forest health, sustainable agriculture, civic leadership, and more. ACES is a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, the highest level of ranking from America's premier charity evaluator. For more information and a full listing of ACES offerings, visit www.aspennature.org.