Special Presentations


Friday, January 13th
Stone Hall, Miners Foundry
A Festival Pass or Friday Evening Session ticket is required for this special presentation

Dive into the environmental impact of the fashion industry with film and two live fashion shows from Haute Trash (found garbage apparel) & Lord Von Schmitt (upcycled and fair trade clothing).


Haute Trash Artists Collaborative is a Nevada City based 501c3 Non Profit. Since their humble beginnings at the Nevada Theater in the 1980’s, Haute Trash has presented hundreds of recycled fashion shows all around the country, from small community events like SYRCL’s Annual Yuba River Clean-up party, to elaborate productions in cities like Seattle and San Diego. Haute Trash has been a constant inspiration to eco-conscious audiences, fashion designers and models for over three decades, They have partnered with many sustainable and forward-thinking ecological organizations, and continue to seek out opportunities to educate young people about caring for and protecting our environment. Through their art, they hope to transform the way you see the world. Why THROW it out? WEAR it out!

Your grandmother’s afghans as you’ve never seen them before….Lord von Schmitt wandered the planet in search of intelligent life for years, before learning to knit. After 7 years at the needles–he barely did anything else–Lord von Schmitt flashed on the possibilities of Previously Crocheted Objects. These were everywhere in the form of afghan blankets, languishing forgotten in thrift stores. He put down the needles and never picked them up again. With a sewing machine he could move much faster, with scissors he could build forms, the material was wonderful and flexible and repulsive. An old lady came up to him and said “those are the most hideous pants I’ve ever seen in my life,” to which he replied, “oh thanks. I made them myself.”


On the Edge and Off the Radar: Green When it was Just Another Color

Friday, January 13th
Nevada Theatre
A Festival Pass or Friday Evening Session ticket is required for this special presentation

We’re thrilled to announce that David Vassar will be joining us at the 15th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. David is an Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning writer and director with more than 30 years of experience. His films have been seen by millions on broadcast and cable television, on-line streaming, at film festivals around the world and in museums and National Park visitor centers.

At Wild & Scenic, David will present a live multi-media presentation exploring the source of inspiration for environmental films and how the idea becomes a cinematic experience that can move an audience to action. Many of David’s films have presented environmental issues that were far ahead of the popular zeitgeist and off the radar of the larger culture. During this presentation of clips from his most memorable films, David will provide the backstory – at times personal, at times technical, and at times anecdotal – sharing memories of behind-the-camera moments. It’s a look back at his catalog of work and the evolution of what a ‘Green Film’ was and has become.

Friday Evening Session, 7pm
Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City


Arts & the Environment: A Special Evening with Gary Snyder & Tom Killion

homepage-bottom-button-gary-tomGary Snyder & Tom Killion will present an evening of film, conversation and poetry focused on the role arts play in the environmental movement. This special ticketed event is happening on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm at the Del Oro Theatre in Grass Valley.

Upgrade your evening to include a pre-event VIP Meet & Greet reception with Snyder & Killion at Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room in downtown Grass Valley. Enjoy live music by Sean Kerrigan & Bill Douglass, hors d’oeuvres provided by Fine & Rare SF and a selection of wine provided by Lucchesi Vineyards

Discounts are available to Festival Pass Holders and there are several ticketing options to choose from:*

VIP Reception + Presentation
Passholders     $100          Non-Passholders     $115

Presentation Only
Passholders     $30            Non-Passholders     $45


broadside-with-frame-borderCOMMEMORATIVE BROADSIDE
To celebrate Gary Snyder, Tom Killion and the 15th Anniversary of Wild & Scenic, we’re offering a stunning, limited collector’s edition, letterpressed broadside featuring Gary Snyder’s poem For All and Tom Killion’s print, Kaweah Lake.

Signed by both Snyder and Killion the edition is limited to 250 and will be available to purchase starting Dec 1st for $150. All proceeds benefit SYRCL.

Printed at Full Circle Press in Grass Valley.

Click here to purchase yours today!



*Purchase a Festival Pass and receive a $15 discount off of your ticket to the VIP Presentation + Presentation or Presentation Only. Must present your Festival Pass and Arts & the Environment special event ticket for entrance on Saturday night.