Night 1 of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival was awesome. Thanks to all those who came down and enjoyed a great night of films. Night 2 is tomorrow-A great way to spend your Saturday night in Dillon. Showing begins at 7PM in the STC Great Room on the UMW campus. Tickets are $15 for the Saturday session.
Saturday night Films
Art for Change, 7 min.
Artists come together and use their art to fight an environmental injustice.
Comes with Baggage, 18 min. (Montana)
This lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas makes you want to sell all your possessions, quit your job and escape on a bike. Past and current footage, along with interviews of bike pioneers, makers and historians are combined to give a unique perspective on where bicycles can take you both physically and spiritually.
Soil Carbon Cowboys, 12 min. (Montana)
Many people talk about the cattle business as a big environmental problem. Cattle, when properly grazed, offer solutions to soil health, animal health, human health, water supply and food nutrition. It’s a brave new world, and it’s below our feet.
Chuitna, 29 min.
“Chuitna” chronicles the journey of conservation-minded fly fishermen who travel to Alaska’s unspoiled Chuitna Watershed to wade waist-deep into its salmon-rich waters and the fight to defeat the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine. With every cast and every conversation with the frontier Alaskans fighting to protect their homeland, the travelers obtain a deeper understanding of the mine’s devastating impact.
Delta Dawn, 17 min.
The Colorado River hasn’t kissed the sea in almost two decades — until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta. A team of river runners followed the water to witness this unprecedented restoration effort, and attempted to be the only, and potentially the last to float the Colorado River to the sea by paddle board. With unpredictable adventure as the backdrop, filmmaker Pete McBride tells the story of Western water, a challenged Colorado River and the uplifting potential for environmental restoration via collaboration, all through his repeated experiences chasing a river to the sea.
The World Beyond the World, 4 min.