Experience 7 films that share the value of land as home and pleasure ground. Explore new ways to give back through recreation and hobbies. Discover the community value of introducing recreational opportunities to urban environments and see your home through new eyes on an adventure across canyon lands.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to John C. Page Memorial Park on South Navajo by the Town House for an evening of family friendly films. There will be popcorn and activity booths on the green.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a nonprofit river conservation organization located in Nevada City, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The organization was formed in 1983 when a small group of concerned citizens banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The flagship festival kicks off each January in Nevada City, CA with 100+ films, art, music, activist workshops, and more. Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, SYRCL shares their success with other organizations by taking the film festival On Tour to 150+ communities worldwide. The tour is building a grassroots network of organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism.