Friday, July 8, 2011

Contacts:              Lisa Cashel

Rachel Scott

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Boulder, Colorado

BOULDER, Colo-- Join the Colorado Mountain Club when they host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour at Neptune Mountaineering Friday, August 26 at 7 pm.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now its 9th year.  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

“Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” says Tour Manager, Susie Sutphin. “In our busy lives, it’s easy to get disconnected from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us we can start making a difference. Come watch and see!”

The home festival kicks-off the national tour to over 100 communities nationwide allowing SYRCL is sharing their success as an environmental group with others organizations. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Klean Kanteen, Osprey Packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing and, the festival can reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.

Featured at the tour venue in Boulder will be the 2011 People’s Choice Award Winner Eastern Rises, a film about a wild band of fly fishermen journeying to one of the last wild places on earth, Kamchatka in the Russian Far East. Also featured, Better Bones and Gardens tells a whimsical story of how a little strife and change in attitude can lead us all to better homes and gardens. A complete film listing will be available on  In addition to two hours of motivating and inspiring films, the event will include a happy hour from Sierra Nevada, door prizes outdoor gear companies, outdoor gear expo, and a question and answer period after the films with local directors.

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 3-day event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 80 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.

The festival is a natural extension of the Colorado Mountain Club’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the CMC state-wide stewardship program as well as give film-goers the opportunity to learn more about the CMC Boulder Group’s chapter.

Date and Time: Doors open at 6pm and shows start at 7pm
Location Address: 633 South Broadway #A, Boulder, CO 80305
Ticket Prices: $10
Tickets can be purchased at Neptune Mountaineering or
Film trailers can be viewed at

About the Colorado Mountain Club
The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to adventure, education and preservation in Colorado. Established in 1912 by mountaineering enthusiasts, CMC now has more than 7,000 members statewide who explore and protect the wild areas of Colorado. CMC offers hundreds of events and classes for all ages and abilities. Throughout its history, the club has been instrumental in landmark achievements such as the designation of Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, and the passage of the Wilderness Act. To become a member, visit