Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Hosted by The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival
Two Nights: April 11th and 12th
Available night of the event at Wanderlust Yoga Studio
- Adults – $12
- Student – $5
- All Tahoe Ski Resort Employees (with valid employee ID) – $5
Doors open at 6pm. Movies start at 7pm.
First Street in The Village at Squaw Valley, in the Palisades, Alpenglow and Mountain Stream Conference Rooms.
Friday, April 11 at 7pm-10pm
Room A – Palisades Room
One Day in Yosemite
On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, thirty filmmakers spread throughout Yosemite to document the national park and the people who work and play there. Its 15 minutes tell a deeply human story of one of America’s most famous wild places. Hikers, hang gliders, painters and cooks help create this unique portrait of One Day in Yosemite.
Tahoe Time 1.5
Tahoe Time 1.5 is a culmination of work over a period of 14 months living in Lake Tahoe. The beauty and essence of Tahoe is addictive. I learned early on that shooting video or photography of the area doesn’t display it the way it truly is. This is where I picked of time lapse photography to help aid showing off how amazing this place truly is. Being there first hand is obviously the best way to experience it but not all people will get to see the lake. Tahoe Time was made to be the next best thing.
Tell it on the Mountain
Tell it on the Mountain is part adventure film, part documentary, and part video journal. It follows a diverse cast of characters as they undertake a life-changing journey along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a string of trails running from the US Mexico border, through the heart of California, Oregon and Washington, and ending 7 miles into Canada.
Room B – Alpenglow Room at 7:30pm
In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.
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Saturday, April 12 at 7pm – 10pm
Two venues full of films, choose to watch the movies that inspire and interest you
Room A – Palisades Room
The Joy of Air
“Leave the ground beneath your feet,
Rise up, your inner legend greet.
A body in motion –
Twisting, turning, churning, yearning –
Apex found, heaven bound.
But remember, what goes up must come down.”
Director Bryan Smith of Reel Water Productions explores the concept of catching air across a variety of sports. Words by Fitz Cahall.
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
Rock Wall Climbing
How do big wall climbers get their start? With little walls, of course. This may be the case for 8-year-old climber Kathrin Houston who convinces her father to build a climbing wall in the other half of their small two-car garage.
A victim of severe poverty since birth, Ryan Hudson grew up living in and out of homeless shelters. At age 14 Ryan was introduced to snowboarding through Outdoor Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to using outdoor activities to empower at risk youth, and his life took a 180. Now competing as a semi pro athlete and serving as a brand ambassador for The North Face, Ryan’s story shares just how transformational the outdoors can be.
Tangled vines. Endless rain. Dodgy hotel rooms. Mud. Biting flies. Aggressive viruses…Perfection. Is this a vacation? Erik Boomer, Tyler Bradt, Galen Volckhausen, Tim Kemple, Anson Fogel, Blake Hendrix and Skip Armstrong hunt the remote Mexican jungle for the perfect waterfall…and the perfect shot. Paddler and cinematographer alike explore a world beyond the unexpected.
With a pipeline proposal always comes talk of what will be gained — but shouldn’t we be asking, ‘What do we stand to lose?’ A hauntingly beautiful examination of the people and culture of the Great Bear Rainforest– and the lives of those committed to defending its fragile ecosystems and fjords, one paddle stroke at a time.
Room B – Alpenglow Room
Snows Of the Nile
Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains rise 5000m from the heart of Africa. At their summits are some of Earth’s only equatorial glaciers. But these “Mountains of the Moon,” whose existence caused a sensation in Europe when they were first climbed in 1906, are changing fast. Snows of the Nile follows two scientist/photographers on an ambitious expedition to re-capture historical glacier imagery from the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda. If they could retrace the steps of the Duke of Abruzzi’s legendary 1906 expedition and re-capture the famous glacier photographs taken by Vittorio Sella, they could visualize the impacts of a century of climate change.
Let’s face it: composting isn’t the most glamorous of topics or activities. It can be dirty, rotten, and smelly. But it doesn’t have to be. Meet Linda Olsen – master composter. She gave her heart to composting, and in return, it gave her life. This short short presents simple steps to reduce your waste while producing natural fertilizer for your garden.
A brief History of the 5 cent Bag Tax
When your city is overflowing with plastic bags, how will you react? Jack Green, head of the Department of the Environment, is on a mission to rid the city of its plastic bag scourge in this short film by DC-based DunkYourBagel promoting reusable bags to protect the environment.
Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, but all at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their differences, unnerving similarities emerge from their shared experiences with the massive unseen entity that is “the industry.” Brief, animated interludes remind us to ask the bigger picture questions as well.
The Great Vacation Squeeze
The United States is the only rich country without a law requiring paid vacation time for workers, and American vacations, already among the shortest in the world, are getting shorter. Vacations matter–for health, family bonding, nature appreciation, and many other factors. Beautifully photographed in Yosemite National Park, Europe and Washington State, this film makes the case for more vacation time, using personal stories, humor and expert commentary from Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson, travel writer Rick Steves and cardiologist Sarah Speck, and suggests that Americans would do well to make vacation time a political policy issue.
Room C – Wanderlust Yoga Studio
Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Film Festival Sponsors
If you would like to sponsor the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Film Festival contact Steve at SAddison@squawvnc.com
About the Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) started the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival to promote community building within the Yuba Watershed, as well as a way to explore environmental issues through an exciting and influential medium. In 2004, environmental groups started asking SYRCL to bring the festival to their community. In 2011, the film festival will reach over 100 venues nationwide. The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival kicks-off its nationwide tour each year, in Nevada City, CA. We look forward to sharing these films to the local Tahoe community this April, in celebration of Earth Day.
Visit the main Wild and Scenic Film Festival website to learn more about the individual films and the film festival.