2015 Wild & Scenic Film Line Up

2015 Wild & Scenic Film Line Up

Thursday Night Line Up
**starred movies on this night contain some adult language
Friday Night Line Up

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Airline passengers are routinely briefed on how to make their flight safe and comfortable. Imagine if every passenger on Spaceship Earth were similarly briefed. Buckle up and hold on…

 

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Earthbook

What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans— but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its natural resources and threatens animals and plants.

sf1**Sufferfest

Behold as Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold enchain all of the California’s 14,000 foot peaks using only bikes for transport, which when converted to meters sounds really pointless. This was the worst trip of their lives.

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A Higher Calling

Renowned snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, teams up with Clif Bar and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to study glacial fresh water reserves across the globe. Getbthe facts with Dr Natalie Kehrwald & ride with Jeremy Jones as he collects ice samples…

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 River of Eden

Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism….

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Bounce

Soccer. Football. It’s the world’s most popular game. For two years, Guillaume Blanchet traveled with his ball as a faithful companion. The result is Bounce.

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 Marijuana Grows & Restoration

Marijuana growing on our national forests causes significant harm to the land, water and animals. The toxicants as well as the lethal weapons used on these sites, is both shocking and dangerous.

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Story of Place

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.

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 Birdsongs-Yosemite Notes

Yosemite National Park’s beautiful landscapes contain unique soundscapes, and birders and ornithologists flock to the park to see and hear over 250 species of birds. Open your eyes and ears to the birdsongs of Yosemite!

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Catch It

Léa Brassy grew up surfing the warm waters of Southern France. Accustomed to a life on the road, her nomadic lifestyle takes a pause at the Unstad break in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway.

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 The New Environmentalists: Eagle Eyes

Overcoming a history of traumatic violence, Ruth Buendía united the Asháninka people in a powerful campaign against large-scale dams that would have uprooted indigenous communities that were recovering from Peru’s brutal civil war.

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Monarchs & Milkweed

Take a microcosmic safari through a field of milkweed and discover a whole world of life, from bees to wasps to hummingbirds to butterflies. The charismatic Monarch butterfly is completely dependent on milkweed for its survival.

INTERMISSION INTERMISSION

Special Presentation of The Blank Spot during Intermission

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Dryden: The Town that Changed the Fracking Game

The industry kept saying: ‘We have the power; you have none. We are coming. Get out of the way or leave,” said Joanne Cipolla-Dennis, recalling what happened when the oil and gas industry came to her town of Dryden, NY.

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14C

Kai Lightener entered the world of rock climbing at the age of six. As fourteen-year-old Kai ascends to the top of the most difficult routes –rated 5.14c – and expands into outdoor climbing, he relies upon the support and encouragement of his single mother, Connie.

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The New Environmentalists: Habitat for the Endangered

A biologist by training, Rudi Putra is protecting the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino by dismantling illegal palm oil plantations that are destroying northern Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem.

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**The Edge of Impossible

Showcasing human potential and friendship, The Edge Of Impossible follows a High Fives Foundation athlete’s journey to become the first quadriplegic to heli-ski the rarefied backcountry of the Alaskan Chugach.

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Protecting Manitoba’s Beluga Estuaries

Each summer, as the sea ice recedes, more than 57,000 beluga whales return to the estuaries along stunning western Hudson Bay in Manitoba. There they mate, molt, and feed, safe from predators.  But the whales need protection from potential risks like the impact of oil spills or traffic-related noise that threaten to move in through the Port of Churchill.

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The Colorado River

The Colorado River is more than beautiful, it sustains life for 11,000 species including us. Seasoned Expedition Leader Dave Edwards shares a funny story & what he takes away after almost 40 years of rowing down the Grand Canyon.

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I Heard

A Seussical glimpse into more than 110 million acres of designated wilderness that we have to enjoy in the US.  The Sierra Club tapped award-winning filmmaker Michael Ramsey to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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Harnessing the Sun to Keep the Lights on in India

More than 1 billion people throughout the world lack reliable access to electricity. In 2014, the Center for American Progress and Sierra Club traveled to India to see firsthand how solar power is providing clean, affordable electricity in Uttar Pradesh.

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The Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this film captures what drove us as a nation to create the Wilderness Act.