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Wild & Scenic films come to Glenwood

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The Middle Colorado Watershed Council will be hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Vaudeville Theater at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

The festival features environmental and adventure films that showcase the challenges facing our planet, and the work being done in communities to address these challenges.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from an annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, California, which is now in its 13th year.

Wild & Scenic focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

“Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” said Tour Associate Director Amelia Workman. “In today’s busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem.”

The Nevada City festival features more than 100 films shown over four days. Then it is taken on tour nationally, with nonprofit organizations nationwide showing abbreviated programs in their respective communities.

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council will show 11 films focusing on water conservation, with a few adventure films in the mix as well.

“The Middle Colorado Watershed Council hopes to motivate community members to create their own adventures,” said Dan Ben-Horin, Watershed Specialist for the Council. “The Wild and Scenic Film Festival gives us a chance to be inspired by amazing stories of adventure and environmental conservation,” he added.

In addition to the films, there will be food, beer, wine and the chance to win raffle items.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for students and $5 for children 12 and under. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with films beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance from the Middle Colorado Watershed Council’s website at midcowatershed.org.

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