Start each day during WorldFest with inspirational films from SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
This year’s WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts organization, and they’ve added a new experience–a Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour event. It all happens July 16-19 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA. In addition to the eight performance stages on site, WorldFest features a complete children’s program, community outreach, workshops, crafts, and an environmental program with speakers and visual arts. Wild & Scenic films will screen each day showcasing some of our favorite selections from the 2015 festival at the Discovery Stage. Each day’s film selection will have a different theme; Conservation, Adventure with a Purpose, and Kids/Kid at Heart.
And as a special for all the local music lovers, Thursday night is Locals Night! Nevada County residents can take advantage of WorldFest’s 2 for 1 deal: 2 tickets for just $30! Check out Thursday’s Lineup and for all ticketing and information visit www.worldfest.net.
And here’s a sneak peak of a few of the films that will be shown throughout the weekend:
Troy Lau, Taylor Redman, Kaya Goosby, Kawelu Higashino
Inspired by Dr. Suess’s The Lorax, this claymation by four Maui middle school students uses 667 images to show how irresponsible shoreline development can impact our precious reef ecosystem. (2014, 6 min)
Teton Hooping Contingency
Madison Bayles, Yetifighter Films
The town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming possesses a rich mountain culture and it is where 26 year old Ryan Mertaugh developed the art of Extreme Hula Hooping. Follow Ryan’s adventures of hooping his way through the Teton Mountain Range. As he challenges perceptions of social norms, some surprising discoveries are made along the way. (2014, 8 min)
I Am Red
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)
A Line in the Sand
Justin Clifton, Chris Cresci
If you only had 2 minutes to advocate for Wilderness, what would you say? (2014, 2 min)
The Story of Place
Sinuhe Xavier, Justin Clifton
Deep into the unprotected territory of Southeastern Utah, Author Craig Childs narrates the story of this grand landscape, how it has shaped each and every one of us, and the threats this wild landscape is currently facing. (2014, 8 min)
Merging film and illustration, this film transports you on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and closer to home in the Yosemite Valley as Jeremy Collins embarks on an epic voyage to honor a beloved friend. (2014, 41 min)