Film Club – Wild & Scenic/Visions of the Wild Preview screenings Pt.2
Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00 pm| $10
Event at 7PM
Free Admission for Film Club Members | $10 for Member Guests and General Public
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Double bill featuring:
- Talk and film by Tim Palmer, a renowned river advocate, author and photographer. He will speak about America’s Wild & Scenic Rivers.
- Screening of A River’s Last Chance, a new film about the Eel River in northern California.
1. Presentation by Tim Palmer about America’s Wild & Scenic Rivers
Tim Palmer is the award-winning author of 26 books on rivers, conservation, and the environment. He is also an accomplished photographer with one of the most complete collection of photos of rivers in the United States. For over 40 years, Tim’s writing and photography work have braided together his love of rivers and nature with his drive for creative expression and his deep commitment to conservation. A primary focus of Tim’s work is public speaking. He has been featured at hundreds of national, statewide, and provincial conferences, conservation gatherings, and at colleges and universities nationwide. An inveterate river-lover, Tim has canoed or rafted on more than 300 rivers in the United States and western Canada. He lived for 22 years as a nomad in his van, traveling throughout the country to do research, writing, and photography for his book projects.
Plus screening of short film:
PROTECTED: A Wild & Scenic River Portrait — Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk, Freshwaters Illustrated | 2017 | 12 min.
Follow river paddler, author, and conservationist, Tim Palmer, through the enchanting waters of Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast, which has the highest concentration of National Wild & Scenic Rivers in the US. With just a canoe, a camera, and an old van, Tim finds his bliss and his calling on these rivers, and has found a way to share their beauty… while reminding us all about the significance of national Wild & Scenic Rivers program that protects beautiful rivers all across the country. Produced in Partnership with the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
2. A River’s Last Chance — Shane Anderson, Jeff Thompson, Jason Hartwick, Pacific Rivers/Northfork Studios | 2017 | 67 min.
The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over-fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods, droughts and a dam that diverts water and blocks fish passage. Today, the Eel’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s lucrative wine and underground cannabis economies. This film shows we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a river’s recovery and economic future.
(Post screening speaker TBD)