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Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) is pleased to host its 8th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 17. The festival presents nine 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.
This year, the event will offer a new experience with two ticket options. Premier ticket holders will attend a pre-movie cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. at the Tidewater Inn. They will enjoy delicious appetizers, a full open bar, exclusive silent auction items and reserved seating for the film presentation. The party will continue as guests move across the street to the Avalon Theatre, where doors will open at 7 p.m. for the film program, with films showing at 7:30 p.m.
As a second option, guests may purchase a ticket for only the film portion of the night, with doors opening at the Avalon Theatre at 7 p.m. Film-only ticket holders will enjoy an open beer and wine bar, view captivating and enlightening short films and have the opportunity to support the MRC River of Giving.
This year’s film slate includes:
“Pale Blue Dot” – set to the words of Carl Sagan, situating human history against the tapestry of the cosmos while seeking to remind us that, regardless of our differences, we are one species living on Earth.
“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.
“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.
The program will finish with a film highlighting the extensive storm water improvement projects completed by MRC on the campus of Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.
The film festival Title Sponsor is BB&T, along with other community supporters and film sponsors. A full listing is available at midshoreriverkeeper.org.