The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on tour again, and will be making a stop in Denver! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue the cause to keep the Rocky Mountains wild.
This film festival is made by activists for activists and sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
The films start promptly at 7 pm, but before that, join us for an opening reception, starting at 6:00 pm. During the reception, you can take part in direct actions in our Citizens Action Hub! The Hub will feature a myriad of direct actions you can take from local non-profits.
When: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7 pm, with an opening reception starting at 6:00 pm
Where: Mayan Theater, 110 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Tickets: Tickets are $12. Get yours from Landmark Theatres today.
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Rocky Mountain Wild would like to invite you to show your wild side by sponsoring the film festival and Citizens Action Hub. Download the sponsorship packet (PDF) and contact Chris at email@example.com to reserve your sponsorship!
A Few Acres at a Time
Local Film Sponsor: Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media
Lani Malmberg, a self-identified “goat lady,” brings life back to the land with her herd of 500 goats. (2017, 7 min)
A New View of the Moon
Wylie Overstreet, Alex Gorosh
Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon. (2018, 3 min)
Brotherhood of Skiing
Tyler Wilkinson, Ray Arisman, Colin Arisman, Luke Kantola, Faith E Briggs
Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul and smiles to the mountain. Formed during the height of the black power movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snowsports. Today, the NBS hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the United States and represents 53 ski clubs with over 3,000 members across the country. (2018, 10 min)
Jake Gigliotti, Kevin Shiramizu
In a city of people trying to catch a break, one lucky man hooks into an unexpected dream that becomes the role of a lifetime, reminding him to seize each new day as a chance to do what he loves. (2018, 6 min)
March of the Newts
Follow one of the forest’s funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection… and learn how you can help protect these sensitive animals from an emerging disease. (2018, 5 min)
Meet the Real Wolf
Avela Grenier, Thomas Winston, Mike Phillips, Andy Hahn, Tammi Heneveld
What happens when fairy tales and reality collide? Throughout history, myths about the “big bad wolf” have generated fear and concern that creeps out of our storybooks and into the real world. By the 1950s, wolves were pushed to the brink of extinction in the lower forty-eight and more was lost than just the wolf. Meet The Real Wolf introduces a new chapter where the apex predator becomes the protagonist, changing the narrative of the ecosystems they are rebuilding. We learn what happens when the wolf is no longer antagonized, but instead realized as the missing link, and the denouement to our story. (2017, 3 min)
Our National Parks belong to everyone. So why are they so white?
Angela Fichter, Daniel Penner, Nikhil Swaminathan, Amelia Bates
Only 20 percent of visitors to National Parks are people of color. As the broader conservation movement continues to struggle with diversity and inclusion, many worry that the Trump administration will only make things worse. Watch our video to learn about the troubling history of public lands and to meet the conservationists of color who are trying to change the parks’ future. (2018, 5 min)
Joey Schusler, Ben Page, Aidan Haley
2019 Jury Award
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya. (2018, 20 min)
Space to Explore
Natalie Panek has spent her life focused on her biggest dream – to be the first to set foot on another planet. Natalie is an aerospace engineer, a pilot, an influencer, an avid explorer, and has made it to the top 100 of astronaut candidates. On an outdoor adventure to the Mars-like terrain of Moab, Utah she searches with her friend to reconcile life’s stumbles, redirections, and challenges in the pursuit of space travel. Their jobs are to design the next Mars rover, but cutting a path in a Razer 4×4 might be the closest they get to a crewed mission to Mars. In the face of sky-high arches and pinnacles, breathtaking views, and a canopy of stars, it’s easy to believe the sky has no limits. (2018, 14 min)
Think Like a Scientist: Renewal
Jessica Plumb, David Elisco
Featuring an emerging young scientist from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Renewal is a heart-warming story of transformation and restoration. Produced with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, this film is part of HHMI’s “Think Like A Scientist” series. It follows up on Producer Jessica Plumb’s award-winning feature, Return of the River, which chronicled the largest dam removal in history. (2018, 8 min)
Too Precious to Mine
The Havasupai – people of the blue-green waters – have lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now uranium mining on the canyon’s rims is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. What would you do to protect your home from uranium contamination? “If the Supai water is contaminated, the future of my society, of my people, will disappear.” – Carletta Tilousi, Havasupai Tribal Council (2017, 10 min)
Danny Copeland, Jaclyn Aliperti, J.P. Lawrence, Tanya Martinez
Discover a novel way of studying elusive carnivores…using snow! Join two scientists – Jessie and Tommy – as they re-purpose an old technique in a way that not only revolutionizes how we study threatened species and manage our landscapes, but also highlights the importance of collaboration in conservation. (2018, 5 min)
Citizens Action Hub
The Citizens Action Hub will feature direct actions that attendees can take on the spot to make real change in Colorado and beyond!