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5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Sept. 16, 2011, 5:00 Doors Open and Buffet
Big Room
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA

Films to Change Your World


That's the theme of the 5th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival to be held at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room on September 16th. Doors open at 5:00. Films start at 6:15. Gordy Ohlinger, the Bango-ologist, is providing the music and the Sierra Nevada Pub is preparing the buffet. Bring your checkbook to buy some great silent auction items. Buy your tickets in advance and get a better deal.

Please – we need to know the number of people who would like to have the buffet so that we have plenty of food prepared!

Advance Ticket Prices

  • $15 (Adult –films only)
  • $8 (Youth under age 15 –films only)
  • $15 Buffet (Film prices will be $5 more at the door)
  • Special–New membership, films & buffet for only $35!

Buy your tickets at Pure Skin at 136 W. 3rd St. in Chico or online at: Brown Paper Tickets

More information, call: Pamela at 893-0360 or Liz at 345-1865.

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The films are from the On Tour selection that were shown in Nevada City in January (if you missed them there, see them here in Chico). Check out this year's selection of independently made, incredibly inspiring, and absolutely creative films. You can watch the trailers by clicking on the images or the links!

Major Sponsors


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Kleen Mountain Sports logo
Grist Osprey

Bag It

Bag ItTry going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

Many awards, including Best of Festival, Blue Ocean FF, Audience Choice, Telluride Mountainfilm.

[View trailer]

The Majestic Plastic Bag

Plastic BagFollow a plastic bag from supermarket to its final migratory destination in the Pacific Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mockumentary.

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Truck Farm

Truck FarmA whimsical, musical documentary about the quirky world of urban agriculture. After filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a garden in the back of his pickup truck, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops, barges and windows that represent New York City's newest edible oases. Can these urban farmers feed a city? Can the old Dodge and its crops survive the winter? Featuring time machines, Victorian dancers, physicists, nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber, and explorer Henry Hudson.

Award for WSFF One of the Best of the Festival. 

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Eastern Rises

RisesA wild band of flyfishermen risk life and limb in one of the last wild places on earth, the Russian Far East. They brave Cold War helicopters, grizzlies, massive mosquitoes, and even Bigfoot to explore rivers that have never been fished before and search for the ultimate fish story.

Mountain Sport Award, Banff Mountain; Best Action-Sport Film, Flagstaff Mountain FF. [View trailer]

Incident at Tower 37

Tower 37In the middle of a dry, desolate landscape stands Tower 37 siphoning every last drop of water from a once pristine lake. Day in and day out the station's lone steward monitors the tower's activities, never realizing that Tower 37 is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem.

Best Animation, Humboldt FF; Best in Show, Motion FF; Best Animated Short Film, Sonoma Intl FF.

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The Greatest Migration

Migration The Greatest Migration follows Snake River salmon that swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds. These iconic fish travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth, but a gauntlet of dams blocks their great migration and is pushing these high-altitude salmon to extinction.

These very same issues face the spring run salmon on Butte Creek!

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