Rocky Mountain Wild Presents: The Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2018 | Denver Film Society

Rocky Mountain Wild Presents: The Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2018

96 min


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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on tour again this year, and making a stop to Denver’s Sie FilmCenter on January 25th! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue the cause to keep Rocky Mountain wild.

Ticket Prices: $14 Member/ $15 Non-Member

Reception & Citizens Action Hub: 5:30 PM
Films Start: 7:00 PM

Following Films in Program:

A Ghost in the Making: Searing for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee
Neil Losin, Morgan Heim, Clay Bolt, Nate Dappen (United States, English)
Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of our native bees, and one elusive species, the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, has become his white whale. (2016, 19 min.)

Canis Lupus Colorado
Grizzly Creek Films (United States, English)
Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals – the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. (2017, 19 min.)

China: A Skier’s Journey
Jordan Manley, Narrows Media (United States, English)
Skiing as sport is in its infancy in China, a phenomenon of the country’s exploding middle class. As a means of survival, however, it is thousands of years old, a stone age hunter-gatherer technology born in the Altai mountains where China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Siberia merge. On a vast trajectory that spans 11,000 km of Northern China, Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots touch down into the rich past and dizzying future of these two respective Chinese ski cultures. As one rapidly expands, they find the other is at risk of disappearing. (2016, 17 min.)

Destiny’s Bay
Tom Dusenbery, Jim Iacona, Quinn Costello, Robin Mortarotti, Todd Miro (United States, English) (United States, English)
Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school–and won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work in 2016. (2016, 5 min.)

Operation Moffat
Jen Randall, Claire Carter (United Kingdom, English)
Take inspiration and wit from the colorful climbing life of Britain’s first female mountain guide, Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen’s most cherished British landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security, wilderness over tick lists. This is a film deeply rooted in a real love of wild places. (2015, 20 min.)

The Refuge
Alex Jablonski, Kahlil Hudson (United States, English)
For hundreds of generations, the Gwich’in people of Alaska and northern Canada have depended on the caribou that migrate through the Arctic Refuge. With their traditional culture now threatened by oil extraction and climate change, two Gwich’in women are continuing a decades-long fight to protect their land andfuture. (2016, 16