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Mountains and rivers and bears, OH MY! Everyone agrees - the 2016 Wild and Scenic represents film-making at it's very best. This year's line up has a little something for everyone. No matter what your taste, prepare to be amazed, enthused, inspired and to leave the auditorium wanting more. The Wild and Scenic sells out every year. Don't delay, buy your tickets today!
FRIDAY NIGHT, MARCH 4, 2016
|Parker's Top 50||This fun film celebrates the best things about Northwest rivers, from a kid’s perspective. From sun, to rain, to waterfalls, to wild salmon, to time with mom, it’s the rivers that make the Northwest such a special place.|
Rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon is considered by some as the most coveted job in the world. It can take 20 years of paying your dues to earn a seat on one of these legendary wooden boats. Amber Shannon has been boating the Grand Canyon nine years, trying to work her way from the baggage boat to a dory, while spending as many days possible in current.
|Mile for Mile||Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonia's efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape|
|Avaatara||David Lama achieves first ascent of the Baatara gorge in Lebanon. “If you travel roads that have already been discovered, you are basically always just following. But if you go somewhere where no one’s ever been and do something no one’s ever done, you’re on the lead and that’s one thing that I really like.” David Lama’s guiding philosophy has already taken him to the most impressive mountain ranges of the world and, more recently, to the Baartara gorge in Lebanon. A surreal ‘Avatar’-like landscape, unexploited and untouched.|
This is a story of guardianship over one of the world’s most economically valuable crops, revealing the surprisingly fragile foundations that lie beneath the multi-billion pound industry, showing just how important Kew’s scientific research is to securing the fate of our cup of coffee.
|Comes with Baggage||This lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas makes you want to sell all your possessions, quit your job and escape on a bike. Past and current footage, along with interviews of bike pioneers, makers and historians are combined to give a unique perspective on where bicycles can take you both physically and spiritually.|
|An Education: Father/Daughter||National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki tackles his 58th expedition with his 11 year old daughter, Lilliana, for her first skiing expedition to Antarctica. Neither had any idea of the magic, power and beauty they would encounter that would change their lives forever…|
|Denali||There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. Denali is the story of the relationship between photographer Ben Moon and his beloved dog, Denali. This short film is about friendship, loss and the beautiful fight for life.|
|Rabbit Island||One man’s quest to protect an island he loves leads him to ponder great questions: Is there an opposite to development? An antonym to subdivision? This film is a brief study of an island set on the majestic Lake Superior, and the artists who gather there for inspiration.|
|Special Surprise||To Be Announced|
SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 5, 2016
|Nature RX||Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors - two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason.|
|Thousand Year Journey
||Jedidiah Jenkins quit a job that he loved to ride his bicycle from Oregon to the southern tip of Patagonia. Friend and filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher joined him for a month and a half to pose the question “why?” Jenkins’ poignant answers are woven together with sun-soaked travel footage and shots of life on the move in this short film about shattering routines, staying open-hearted and keeping the flames of inspiration not just burning, but raging. The Thousand Year Journey is a paean to travel, adventure and, as Jenkins puts it, “turning your 100 years on this planet into 1,000.”|
|Joe||National Geographic wildlife photographer Joe Riis reminds us that even those who have achieved it all still face many of the struggles that we all do. Joe celebrates how a man’s love for the wilderness has helped to further curiosity, respect and protection for the natural world around us.|
|NOATAK||35 years after their first visit to the Noatak River in Alaska’s wild and spectacular Brooks Range, two adventurers in their 70’s reflect on a lifetime of outdoor experiences and what still awaits them.|
|Black Bears||Hundreds of black bears make their home in Yosemite National Park and seeing a wild bear is a highlight of any trip to the park. Bears often remind us of ourselves, and the relationship between bears and humans is complex and changing as visitors and park managers strive to keep bears wild.|
|Filtering up a Plastic Ocean||Microplastics researcher Marc Ward invented a low-cost tool to tackle marine microplastic pollution. The film highlights the problem of toxic microplastics and their effects on marine wildlife and human health while also showing how easily we can all participate in cleaning up our local beaches, and by extension, the ocean.|
|Flying Doors Off Over Baja||Take the doors off your airplane, and join National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins on an aerial photography expedition to capture the unparalleled beauty of Baja California. Conservation groups are using the images to help preserve the region for future generations. iLCP, the International League of Conservation Photographers, collaborating with LightHawk and WildCoast, pool their resources to make this the largest aerial photography expedition to protect Baja California.|
|Martin's Boat||Honoring the legacy of Martin Litton, this film follows the newest boat in the Grand Canyon Dories fleet, the Marble Canyon, on its maiden voyage down the legendary Colorado River through the grandest canyon on Earth. Martin pioneered whitewater dories on the Colorado River in the 1960’s and started a proud tradition of naming the boats after wild places that had been lost or compromised by the hand of man.|
|To Slow Down and Breathe||“I went for a walk… and found going out was going in,” once said a hairy Scotsman. The beauty of slacklining is that is can be as introspective as it is explorative. When we’re not moving to run away from ourselves, going out in to the wild places of this world can be a movement into our own souls.|
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