Sundance is to films buffs as the Wild and Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) is to earth nuts. A record number of festival attendees turned out in January for the 9th Annual WSFF in the charming town of Nevada City, CA. Being the largest festival of its kind, the WSFF showcased over 130 documentary films to thousands of attendees, environmentalists, adventurers, directors and activists.
If you couldn’t make it to this awe-inspiring event, join the club! There are thousands of people around the states that would love to have seen this year's top environmental documentaries but couldn’t afford the cost or carbon of traveling to the Sierra Nevadas. In light of this, the festival promoter, the South Yuba River Citizens League, has launched a tour of the WSFF around the country.
Interested Los Angeles and surrounding area residents can rejoice that the Ventura Hillside Conservancy (VHC) has been selected as an early and local stop on the WSFF tour. Come join the Conservancy for two evenings of WSFF highlighted film showings on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26. Screenings on both evenings will begin at 7pm, with a selection of short films shown on Friday and a full-length feature, 180⁰South (see picture), on Saturday.
For a limited time, VHC is offering a deal to new members in which individuals can receive two free tickets for one night of the WSFF showings with the purchase of a single membership to the Conservancy at the $35 level, and four complimentary tickets for a membership investment at the $50 level. Tickets are also available through the VHC website. If you are planning on attending either night of the local tour, don’t wait to reserve seats, as last year’s event sold out. The festival will take place at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, CA.