Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Film Festival for Nature Lovers

Mark your calendars! Coming up on March 11, 2012, is the 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival sponsored by the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in partnership with the Georgia River Network and the Georgia ForestWatch.  The festival is reasonably priced fun for the whole family.  Here is the official press release:

5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival offers ‘films to change your world’ March 11 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

ATLANTA — UCR will again partner with the Georgia River Network and Georgia ForestWatch for the 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Sunday, March 11, at a new location: Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. This is the touring festival of short films for the national Wild & Scenic Film Festival – the largest environment film festival in North America – held annually in Nevada City, Calif.

Two award winners from the festival will be screened: The Story of Broke, the Best Short Short award winner at the Wild & Scenic’s national festival, an animated film that calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clear, green solutions to deliver jobs and a healthier environment; and Liter of Light, an Honorable Mention winner, an inspiring story about a man who lights up a poor neighborhood using a clever, solar-powered device.

Two films with a local flavor will also be shown: Atlanta resident Rhett Turner, who co-produced Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision (screened at last year’s festival), returns with Bhutan: Land of the Black-necked Crane. Local filmmaker Jamie Higgins will present a segment from her documentary on the Upper Chattahoochee River Blue Trail. Tickets to the festival, which sold out last year, are available through the event page:

$15 general admission, $12 for students/seniors, and $11 for groups of 8 or more. Guests age 21-plus with valid ID will be treated to complimentary beverages from SweetWater Brewery.

UCR’s mission is to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon it. The Chattahoochee is the most heavily used water resource in Georgia. For more information, visit

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