Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour

Date: Thu, 01/29/2015
Location: River Oaks Theatre -- 2009 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019

Join the Citizens Environmental Coalition (CEC) for a night of environmental inspiration as we host the first Houston screening of The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour! Purchase your ticket here via Eventbright.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, North America’s largest environmental film festival, will bring two hours of beautiful, educational and inspiring short films to the big screen at River Oaks Theatre on January 29th from 6:30 – 9:00pm. We have selected nine films that cover a variety of issues, and it is our hope to use the festival to increase community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our roles as stewards of the environment in which we live.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour partners with environmental groups across the country to host the festival as a way to outreach into their communities and bring together an audience of diverse affiliations. The groups use the festival as a tool to raise awareness for their campaigns and recruit new activists. The Wild & Scenic On Tour hosts bring the issues featured in these films to the local level to show how global issues affect everyone.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 4-day event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the national tour to over 100 communities nationwide allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Mother Jones, the festival  can reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.
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Individual Membership $40
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