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Cambridge Wild & Scenic Film Festival
February 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ShoreRivers (formerly Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy) and Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth (DCPG) are pleased to host the 3rd annual Cambridge Wild & Scenic Film Festival on February 16, 2018. The festival presents seven short environmental and adventure films that illustrate the beauty of the Earth and the work that communities are doing to protect our increasingly threatened planet.
The community is welcome to Gallery 447, a performance venue in the heart of downtown Cambridge, for an evening of light local fare, beverages including beer and wine, and an hour-long program of award winning films that inspire. The evening is also an opportunity to recognize citizens, community partners, and businesses that support a cleaner and healthier Choptank River and Chesapeake Bay.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Guests may enjoy an hour-long happy hour featuring local oysters among the fare, and will have the opportunity to directly support ShoreRivers and DCPG through a mystery wine raffle and “River of Giving.”
The films begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s film slate includes Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy—the founder of The North Face, Douglas Tompkins spent the first half of his life building global brands, while adventuring around the world. Over the last 25 years, Tompkins initiated efforts to secure 4.75 million acres in new protected areas in South America. Tragically killed in 2015, Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on wild landscapes, and the efforts to continue his audacious mission; The Wild President—revealing President Jimmy Carter as an unsung environmental hero who grew up in awe of nature’s wonder, but didn’t understand the power of a wild river until he paddled the Chattooga River’s Bull Sluice; and One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts—depicting the story of fourth generation cattleman Will Harris’s evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to sustainable, humane food producer. Our beloved and mighty Choptank River is in the spotlight for our local feature film of the evening. Treasuring the Choptank River highlights the river’s designation as a Habitat Focus Area and what that means to local and national resources centered around our oysters, underwater grasses, blue crabs, and communities who rely on clean and healthy rivers.
The film festival Premier Sponsors are IAN University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, along with other community supporters and film sponsors that include the Mid-Shore Chapter of Izaak Walton League and Choptank Heritage Trail. A full listing can be found on the ShoreRivers website, shorerivers.org.
Information and tickets are available at shorerivers.org/events. For further information, contact Kristan Droter at email@example.com or 443-385-0511.
$30 per person, including a complimentary drink ticket
Doors open: 5:30pm
Film program: 6:30 pm
447 Race St
Cambridge, MD 21613