Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to South Lake Tahoe in March

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 27, 2016 / comments

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, featuring award-winning environmental and adventure films that incite local activism, will return to South Lake Tahoe in March.

Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia Lake Tahoe, the film festival will take place on Thursday, March 31, at the MontBleu Showroom. Films will inspire and entertain with outdoor adventures, environmental battles and people working to make a difference.

“We’ll be featuring adventure films with powerful environmental messages,” said Lynn Baumgartner, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps partnership program director at the Sierra Nevada Alliance. “The films highlight the beauty of the places we love and raise awareness of the threats to our mountains, lakes, rivers, meadows, streams and wildlife.”

Along with the films, this year’s festival will feature local filmmaker Mike Weir, a VIP backstage reception, silent auction, giveaways, and beer and wine. Festival attendees will be able to talk with Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Members about environmental issues affecting the Sierra Nevada. It will be a zero-waste event, with recycling and composting.

Advance tickets are $12 for Sierra Nevada Alliance members, $15 for non-members and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at www.sierranevadaalliance.org/events and at Patagonia South Lake Tahoe. Tickets will be available at MontBleu the night of the show for $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., films start at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Shannon Domina at 530-542-4546 orshannon@sierranevadaalliance.org, or visit www.sierranevadaalliance.org/events.