The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour returns to the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre in Louisville on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 8:30-11:00 p.m screening inspirational and motivational films, hosted again by Kentucky Waterways Alliance .
“The Wild & Scenic film festival is a great opportunity to bring our community together around local environmental issues, inspire advocacy and offer people a direct way to get involved locally,” said Judith Petersen, Kentucky Waterways Alliance executive director. “And this year is particularly special because we’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. We hope you’ll join us to commemorate this landmark piece of legislation.”
The program (with a 10 minute intermission) offers a mix of films addressing environmental issues. The festival will be showing an exclusive compilation for the Wild & Scenic Film Fest of YERT – Your Environmental Road Trip by local director (and emcee for the festival) Ben Evans. The selections from this award winning documentary take a fun substantive look at solutions to the challenging water crises around the country – from the desert Southwest to the Gulf Coast to Appalachia.
Other films screening include Beaver Creek Episode 4, by young animator Ian Timothy, who is a junior at St. X High School in Louisville. Ian’s film was an official selection in the national 2012 Wild and Scenic film festival in Nevada City, California. Beaver Creek Episodes are funny stop motion animation shorts featuring Twigs the beaver and Drake the duck. Each episode blends witty cartoon antics of natural beaver activities, which casts a good light on nature’s keystone species. Both filmmakers will be there that night for a short Q & A session with the audience.
In Marion Stoddart: the Power of 1000 chronicling an important episode in U.S. environmental history, this inspirational story examines the human side of acclaimed environmental pioneer Marion Stoddart who proved that with vision and commitment, an “ordinary” person can accomplish extraordinary things.