Clone of Wild and Scenic Film Fest World Tour on the Big Screen in Invermere

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Tickets are nearly sold out for Saturday night. Get yours at the door (but get there early for pizza and beer if you want to snag one)!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival World Tour is stopping in Invermere on Nov 28th and 29th with a cinematic extravaganza set in wild landscapes around the world. Join Wildsight for a journey to spectacular places and watch tales of adventurers living life outside. The films are meant to inform, to inspire and to ignite your creativity.

Saturday night will also feature our special guest, Barry Blanchard, world renowned Canmore alpinist and guide, with a multimedia presentation based on his new book, The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains. Books will be available for purchase. 

With the Best of the Banff Film Festival World Tour in Invermere selling out every year, Wildsight is excited to bring another inspiring and exciting film fest to the area. The Wild & Scenic Film Fest is North America’s largest environmental film festival, and will play on a big screen at the Invermere Community Hall with 15 films, including 3 from BC, over two evenings. 

 And we promise it will be the biggest and the best pre-Xmas event. There will be COOL MOUNTAIN PEOPLE, a Cash Bar both nights, Pizza from Peppi’s (on Saturday 6pm), great DOOR PRIZES and a RAFFLE. (see raffle items and the programme at bottom of page).

Friday  *  7pm Doors open with Cash bar * 7:30-10pm Films 

Saturday  *  6pm doors open with pizza and cash bar * 7pm: Barry Blanchard, The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains; Book signing and films 

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Ticket info:  Festival pass: Wildsight members $20…Non-members $25…Kids under 12 $10

Friday night: Wildsight members $10… Non-members $15…Kids under 12  $8

Saturday night: Wildsight members $15… Non-members  $20…Kids under 12  $8

Special Deal: Buy a Festival pass ($25) and a Wildsight membership (value $20) and receive a special gift from Kicking Horse Coffee–all for $30 

Get your tickets here. Members get discounted tickets – and a lifetime Wildsight membership is just $20. 

Tickets also available at Circle Health Food Store (#103- 901 7th Avenue). Cash only.

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All proceeds support Wildsight’s environmental projects in Invermere. 

For more information, call 250-341-3554 or email invermere@wildsight.ca

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Raffle tickets  $2… GREAT PRIZES… Tickets will be sold at the event, as well as beforehand by Wildsight Board members and at AG Foods on Nov 22.  Draw takes place on Saturday evening, Nov. 29th. 

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1st prize: Exclusive 2-night stay at Tinhorn Creek WineryGuesthouse

2nd prize: Lynx photograph (canvas, 24" x 36") by  Brandon Brown

3rd prize: Patagonia Men’s Nano Air Hoody 

4th prize: Mountain Glider flight with Invermere Soaring Centre 

5th prize: Kicking Horse Coffee gift pack

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Wildsight Invermere presents  the 2014 Wild and Scenic Film Festival World Tour 7:30 pm, Friday, November  28 Moonwalk  Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.  (USA, 2012, 4 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/moonwalk/ The Last Ice Merchant For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it. (USA/Ecuador, 2012, 14min) www.thelasticemerchant.com  Gregg Treinish, A MoveShake Story National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Gregg Treinish combined his passion for adventure, his deep interest and education in wildlife biology, and three seconds of courage to found Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. A year of unpaid work and complete dedication was followed by a wave of support that is continuing to grow. (USA, 2013, 15 min) www.moveshake.org/2013/06/06/gregg-treinish/  Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence  Follow experimental filmmaker Miriam Needoba in this rare view of British Columbia’s remote Selkirk Mountains as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Interweaving the startling imagery of Lawrence’s still photography with Needoba’s sublime cinematography, Eyes in the Forest is both a restrained study of landscape and wildlife, and a conversation between two artists and their art forms. Canada, 2012, 13min) http://www.smalltownfilms.com/eyes-in-the-forest-the-portraiture-of-jim-lawrence-short-documentary/ ( The Man Who Lived on His Bike I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After 382 days spent riding through the streets of Montreal, being sometimes quite cold, sometimes quite hot – and sometimes quite scared, I dedicate this movie to him.  (Canada, 2012, 3 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/man-who-lived-on-his-bike-the/ INTERMISSION Ryan’s Stories  Living in poverty for as long as he remembers, Ryan Hudson grew up in and out of homeless shelters. At 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. (USA, 2013, 7 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ryans-stories/ A Desert Life  Alf Randell is a self-described “dirtbag” who has spent nearly a decade of his life living and climbing amongst the soaring sandstone cliffs of Indian Creek, Utah. He has no job, no bank account, and no house save the rickety camper perched atop his pickup truck. Sometimes climbing is more than a hobby or a priority; it is a calling. A Desert Life is a portrait of a man who truly lives his passion, and a tribute to the enchanting desert he calls home.    (USA, 2012, 9 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/a-desert-life/ A Brief History of the 5cent 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. (USA, 2013, 2 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/a-brief-history-of-the-5cent-bag-tax/ STAND  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. (Canada, 2013, 46 min)  http://standfilm.com 7 pm, Saturday, November  29 Special Guest presentation by Barry Blanchard- The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains INTERMISSION 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. (Canada, 2013, 4 min)   http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/the-joy-of-air/ El Campo es Vida  Javier Vera is a third generation gaucho living in Patagonia, Chile – a region that has deteriorated significantly due to agricultural use by previous generations of gauchos. While maintaining a traditional lifestyle, Javier is one of many young locals working in conservation-based tourism initiatives across Patagonia that are serving as new models for conserving the region’s wild lands. (USA, 2013, 10 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/el-campo-es-vida/ The Gimp Monkeys What has four legs, five arms and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Craig DeMartino lost his leg after a 100-foot climbing fall. Pete Davis with born without an arm. Bone cancer claimed Jarem Frye’s left leg at the age of 14. While the three are linked by what they are missing, it is their shared passion for climbing that pushed them towards an improbable goal – the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan. There was no cause. No call for awareness. No fundraising. “We are climbers first, disabled second,” says DeMartino. “If you’re a climber, you want to climb El Cap.” The Gimp Monkeys follows their successful ascent of Zodiac, a 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan.  (USA, 2012, 8:30 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/gimp-monkeys-the/ I Am Red  The Colorado River runs 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. (USA, 2013, 4 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/i-am-red/ Damocracy  Damocracy is a short documentary that exposes the myth of dams as ‘green’ energy through two examples from Amazonia and Mesopotamia: the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil and the Ilisu Dam in Turkey. The documentary shows the potential disasters these dams would cause on cultural heritage, wildlife and local communities who rely on the rich natural resources provided by the Tigris and Xingu rivers. The film also questions the sanity of climate change solutions that depend on the destruction of ‘the lungs of the Earth’ and ‘the cradle of civilization’. It is a call to action to save this priceless natural and cultural heritage being gambled for the interests of a few. (Brazil & Turkey, 2012, 34 min)  http://www.damocracy.org Two Laps Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back.  (USA, 5:26 min) http://lankyboy.com/Two-Laps-Short-Film——————————————————————————————————–

Film Programme: Friday, November  28,

Invermere Community Hall 

Moonwalk Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.  (USA, 2012, 4 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/moonwalk/

The Last Ice Merchant For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it. (USA/Ecuador, 2012, 14min) www.thelasticemerchant.com 

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Gregg Treinish, A MoveShake Story National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Gregg Treinish combined his passion for adventure, his deep interest and education in wildlife biology, and three seconds of courage to found Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. A year of unpaid work and complete dedication was followed by a wave of support that is continuing to grow. (USA, 2013, 15 min) www.moveshake.org/2013/06/06/gregg-treinish/ 

Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence Follow experimental filmmaker Miriam Needoba in this rare view of British Columbia’s remote Selkirk Mountains as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Interweaving the startling imagery of Lawrence’s still photography with Needoba’s sublime cinematography, Eyes in the Forest is both a restrained study of landscape and wildlife, and a conversation between two artists and their art forms. Canada, 2012, 13min) http://www.smalltownfilms.com/eyes-in-the-forest-the-portraiture-of-jim-lawrence-short-documentary/ 

The Man Who Lived on His Bike I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After 382 days spent riding through the streets of Montreal, being sometimes quite cold, sometimes quite hot – and sometimes quite scared, I dedicate this movie to him.  (Canada, 2012, 3 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/man-who-lived-on-his-bike-the/

INTERMISSION

Ryan’s Stories Living in poverty for as long as he remembers, Ryan Hudson grew up in and out of homeless shelters. At 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. (USA, 2013, 7 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ryans-stories/

A Desert Life Alf Randell is a self-described “dirtbag” who has spent nearly a decade of his life living and climbing amongst the soaring sandstone cliffs of Indian Creek, Utah. He has no job, no bank account, and no house save the rickety camper perched atop his pickup truck. Sometimes climbing is more than a hobby or a priority; it is a calling. A Desert Life is a portrait of a man who truly lives his passion, and a tribute to the enchanting desert he calls home.    (USA, 2012, 9 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/a-desert-life/

A Brief History of the 5cent 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. (USA, 2013, 2 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/a-brief-history-of-the-5cent-bag-tax/

STAND 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. (Canada, 2013, 46 min)  http://standfilm.com

7 pm, Saturday, November  29

Special Guest presentation by Barry Blanchard- The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains [img_assist|nid=3633|title=Barry Blanchard|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=200]

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. (Canada, 2013, 4 min)   http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/the-joy-of-air/

El Campo es Vida Javier Vera is a third generation gaucho living in Patagonia, Chile – a region that has deteriorated significantly due to agricultural use by previous generations of gauchos. While maintaining a traditional lifestyle, Javier is one of many young locals working in conservation-based tourism initiatives across Patagonia that are serving as new models for conserving the region’s wild lands. (USA, 2013, 10 min)  http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/el-campo-es-vida/

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The Gimp Monkeys What has four legs, five arms and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Craig DeMartino lost his leg after a 100-foot climbing fall. Pete Davis with born without an arm. Bone cancer claimed Jarem Frye’s left leg at the age of 14. While the three are linked by what they are missing, it is their shared passion for climbing that pushed them towards an improbable goal – the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan. There was no cause. No call for awareness. No fundraising. “We are climbers first, disabled second,” says DeMartino. “If you’re a climber, you want to climb El Cap.” The Gimp Monkeys follows their successful ascent of Zodiac, a 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan.  (USA, 2012, 8:30 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/gimp-monkeys-the/

I Am Red The Colorado River runs 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. (USA, 2013, 4 min) http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/i-am-red/

Damocracy Damocracy is a short documentary that exposes the myth of dams as ‘green’ energy through two examples from Amazonia and Mesopotamia: the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil and the Ilisu Dam in Turkey. The documentary shows the potential disasters these dams would cause on cultural heritage, wildlife and local communities who rely on the rich natural resources provided by the Tigris and Xingu rivers. The film also questions the sanity of climate change solutions that depend on the destruction of ‘the lungs of the Earth’ and ‘the cradle of civilization’. It is a call to action to save this priceless natural and cultural heritage being gambled for the interests of a few. (Brazil & Turkey, 2012, 34 min)  http://www.damocracy.org

Two Laps Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back. (USA, 5:26 min) http://lankyboy.com/Two-Laps-Short-Film