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This film still is from I’m Cheo. Cheo wants you to be the change we want to see to protect Mother Nature. Thank you to Plumas County Fire Safe Council for sponsoring this film! Photo submitted

15th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Quincy on Sept. 14

Plumas Arts announced that  the 15th Annual SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival on tour will be in Quincy on Sept. 14 at the Town Hall Theatre.

Plumas Arts will be showing 13 films from this year’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival based in Nevada City, CA.  The show starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will run approximately 2 hours with an intermission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and arriving early is suggested. Beer from Quintopia Brewing Co. will be available for purchase. Wine, a few non-alcoholic drink choices, and snacks will also be available for purchase at the event.

Plumas Arts would like to thank its local sponsors for supporting the event: Feather River Land Trust, Friends of Plumas Wilderness, Plumas County Fire Safe Council, Plumas Corp, Feather River College – both the Environmental Studies Program and Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program. Quintopia brewing Co. is generously donating beer that they will be pouring at the event!

Individuals and businesses interested in supporting the event can consider becoming a sponsor or “friend” of the event. Donate at the Catalyst level for $125, Supporter level for $50, or as a “friend” for $25 or more. To sponsor the film festival contact Event’s Coordinator Jennifer Ready at [email protected] or 530-283-3402. You become a “Friend” by donating $25 or a custom amount of your choosing. Become a friend today here  https://donorbox.org/friends-of-wild-scenic-film-festival-in-quincy or drop by during gallery hours to become a “friend.”.Your support will help offset the costs associated with the festival and help make the event a successful fundraiser benefiting Plumas Arts and the Town Hall Theatre. All supporters will be thanked on stage at the event or will be promoted on social media, depending on the supporting category.

Tickets are $15 per person for the film fest and are available for purchase at https://www.plumasarts.org/wild-and-scenic-film-festival.html or can be purchased with cash, check, or credit from our gallery at 525 Main St. If you have any questions, please contact Plumas Arts at 530-283-3402. The above web page on the Plumas Arts website also has further info for the event.

This event benefits Plumas Arts, which brings art into the public schools, runs a local artist’s gallery, hosts cultural events, and operates the only first-run movie theatre in Plumas County. Your attendance and support help to keep Plumas Arts successful and contributes to one of our communities’ favorite events.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 5-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. It is the home festivals 20th anniversary!

This year’s Wild and Scenic flyer art was created by Maile Claire. ​Maile is an artist based out of the festivals hometown of Nevada City and was chosen as the winner of the poster art contest. Maile says, “I grew up in Honolulu Hawaii, but as a kid I often spent whole summers with extended family up here in the Sierras, so I’ve been returning and returning to this region of the world since I was a small child.” Photo submitted

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