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9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Sept. 12, 2015


Evening Feature Showing
5:30 Doors Open, 6:30 Films
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Big Room
1075 East 20th Street Chico, CA

A Wild Lifeposter

That's the theme of the 9th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival coming up at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room on September 12th. The evening program at Sierra Nevada's Big Room will feature 2.5 hours of inspiring environmental films. Sierra Nevada will prepare a delicious Brew Pub buffet (menu) and a wonderful selection of silent auctions items will be offered.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a benefit for the Friends of Butte Creek. Films this year are focused on Wildlife, Wild Spirits and Wild Adventures.

Friends of Butte Creek works to raise awareness and to provide protection for the future of the Last Best Run of Spring Run Salmon in California.

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RVE Birdsongs - Yosemite National Park’s beautiful landscapes contain unique soundscapes, and birders and ornithologists flock to the park to see and hear over 250 species of birds. Open your eyes and ears to the birdsongs of Yosemite! 6 mins       


Sticky - A tiny population of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding under a single windswept bush on a remote sea stack for 80 years.  Sticky celebrates the persistence of life, a wonderfully positive conservation success story, the adventure and passion embedded in science, and the little creatures underfoot.    20 mins.   Awards


Earthbook - What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans — but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its natural resources and threatens animals and plants.    4 mins.


Dryden –The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game - The industry kept saying: ‘We have the power; you have none. We are coming. Get out of the way or leave.” This is what happened when the oil and gas industry came to the town of Dryden, NY. But Joanne and her neighbors came up with a plan. This is the true story of people who discovered their shared strength and turned the tables on a powerful industry.  11 mins. Awards


A Line in the Sand- Edward Abbey’s words have always been deliberately provocative  especially when said in defense of the desert landscape he loved so much.  Abbey was willing to say things that no one else would, and his sentiment is relevant now more than ever. What will we stand up for?  What will be lost if we choose not to stand at all? 2 mins.


Drawn - Merging film and illustration, this film transports you on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and closer to home in the Yosemite Valley as Jeremy Collins embarks on an epic voyage to honor a beloved friend.     41 mins.


RidgeThe Ridge - Danny Macaskill is a very good bike rider. A very, very good bike rider. So he climbed a mountain near his home on the Isle of Skye and did something that will make you scream with joy and horror.   8 mins.


Bounce - Soccer. Football. It’s the world’s most  popular  game. For two years,
Guillaume Blanchet traveled with his ball as a faithful  companion.   
The result is Bounce.    4 mins.



Chuitna, More than Salmon on the Line – The journey of conservation-minded fly fishermen who travel to Alaska’s unspoiled Chuitna Watershed to wade waist-deep into its salmon-rich waters and the fight to defeat the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine. With every cast and every conversation with the frontier Alaskans fighting to protect their homeland, the travelers obtain a deeper understanding of the mine’s devastating impact.     29 mins.


Sufferfest 2 -Less than a year after enchaining the fifteen tallest peaks in California, by bike, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright have forgotten that it was their worst trip ever and for some reason…they are at it again. This time they attack an ambitious goal to climb 45 of the American Southwest’s most iconic Desert Towers, via their most difficult routes, in an epic and scenic bike journey that takes them through Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.  This time Alex and Cedar are finishing the trip with a Solar Project on the Navajo land. This movie has it all: gale force winds, hard climbing, snow in the desert, loose rock, and a puppy. What more could you ask for? 26 mins.